Archive for November, 2010

Help With Homework Without Crossing The Line

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Parents want their kids to do well in school, no doubt about it. But sometimes parents who mean well can make mistakes about their child’s homework. Think about how

Resources For Better Family Meals Together

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Not everyone feels confident about cooking at home, but that doesn’t mean parents can’t learn a few new tricks. I’ve pulled together a few great resources to help parents

Making The Parenting Transition To Healthy Food Choices

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Last week, I posted my commentary on the San Francisco legislation on restaurant kids’ meals. After more consideration, I decided to really think about why parents

Kids Communicate Through Behavior

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Ever have a time when your kid went on a real streak of misbehavior and you seemed powerless to stop it? You were frustrated, at the end of your rope

Elizabeth Smart’s Kidnapping – What Are The Odds?

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

A kidnapping flashback has appeared in the news recently. Elizabeth Smart, known for being kidnapped at age 14 in 2002, has been participating in a long-awaited trial

Kids Meals Controversy In San Francisco

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Last week, the city of San Francisco passed legislation that will put pressure on restaurants to make changes in their kids’ meals. The mayor vetoed the measure,

Dangers Of Teen Pregnancy

Friday, November 5th, 2010

You may have seen something this week about the ten year old (you read that correctly) girl in Spain who gave birth. Apparently, this isn’t quite the youngest girl

Give Yourself Credit For Growing As A Parent

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

This Monday was my oldest daughter’s birthday.  My (and my husband’s) journey of parenthood started eleven years ago.  Granted, she was with me long before her actual birth-day, but babies are a whole lot easier to take care of when they are still on the inside!

Anyway, this birthday has given me cause to look back at how much I’ve grown as a parent.  We all need to do this sometimes, to give ourselves some credit for hanging on from our fingernails, learning the toughest and most rewarding job on the planet without a manual.


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