Most parents agree that family dinner is important and should be a priority—even as we struggle to find time and too often end up eating dinner on the road or in front of a TV or tablet some nights. Research finds that families are less stressed, function better, that kids tend to eat better, and… Read More
Want to salvage this bygone staple? Temper your expectations and focus on connection. Parents’ expectations for a family meal aren’t all wrong, but some may be unrealistic. By putting a premium on conversation, parents and kids can realize more of the mental health benefits of eating together. Keep meals light and fun, especially for young… Read More
You can master the challenges of motherhood. The influences on mothers today are mostly ingrained from their own childhood memories and abetted by comments on social media, from friends, and other women in your child’s playgroups. The result for many women is a constant striving to be the perfect mother. This likely means bending to… Read More
PHOTO Credit: Marcin Jozwiak/Unsplash Even though more and more families stop after having one child, many debate having second, third or more children. The decision tends to be based on practical factors–finances, career goals, living space—with a modicum of focus on how children affect your happiness. Laurie Santos, professor of psychology at Yale University, explained… Read More
Even if you held to an exercise schedule during the long pandemic, it’s time to move more and override the child who says, “I don’t want to go for a walk.” Surprising new insights into the benefits of walking and step-by-step motivation to walk more for you and your children–including new ways to encourage them. … Read More
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