Archive for October, 2010

Some Things Can’t Be Fixed – Do The Best You Can

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

As smart as you or I may be, we just can’t fix everything. Broken trust, broken hearts, broken family ties, life-altering decisions, split-second tragedies.

Family Mental Health Quick Tip – Tracking Your Mood

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

If you feel like you’re having more than your share of ups and downs, you may be on to something. A person’s mood can change many times during the course of a day.

TV And Computer Time Too Much For Kids

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

I found an article with an interesting twist on the warning of kids having too much TV and computer time.  By now, it’s pretty well known that this excess can have various harmful effects on kids’ lives.  And it’s interesting that most of the counteraction has been to promote physical activity.  Even more interesting is to note that according to this article, just adding physical activity to excessive TV and computer time doesn’t make up for the negative effects.

Also, just having more physical activity didn’t necessarily result in overall higher psychological scores.  In fact, the best overall psychological scores came from kids who were more sedentary.  The article points to hyperactivity as one reason for lower psychological scores despite more physical activity.

What Does Your Child’s Success Mean To You?

Friday, October 15th, 2010

As a parent, we want our kids to have success. But as we are humble human beings – we just have our own perspective to view the world with. We take ourselves

Parents Try Humor To Stop Whining In Its Tracks

Monday, October 11th, 2010

You know what it is when you hear it – whining. It’s that high-pitched musical way that your child talks to you about something they don’t like. It’s also usually accompanied by

Potty Training – Making It Better For Everyone

Friday, October 8th, 2010

If you have more than one child, you have had more than one type of potty training experience. Some kids like to dawdle along, getting used to the whole idea

Improve Your Marriage – Mimicking Speaking Style

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

I firmly believe that one of the best ways to care for your family is to make your marital relationship better. This improves the overall level of stability


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