6 Ways Parents Can Bond With Their Children

In May, The Pew Research Center reported that, for the first time, 40% of American households have breadwinner moms acting as either the sole or primary source of income for the family. As we continue to see such changes in the job force, many moms and dads struggle to find ways to stay bonded to their children.… Read More

College Binge Drinking and Drug Abuse: What Parents Can Do Early and Now

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA) reports that although the percent of fulltime college students drinking has changed little since 1993, there is a marked increase in those who binge drink. While colleges hold a certain amount of responsibility, parents play a key role in stemming the alarming increase in binge drinking.… Read More

4 Working Attitudes for Parents of One

A parent’s approach to rearing has far more to do with the child’s behavior and eventual outcome than does the number of siblings he does or doesn’t have. In order to achieve a livable balance, parents of onlies must think big; they must operate as if they had a clan.… Read More

Night, Night: Bedtime Rituals Grow Warm Memories

Most of us feel as if the entire day flies by without a moment to catch our breaths. Although parents usually follow a bedtime ritual with their young children, it, too, is often cut short or rushed. But reserving that time and making it sacred reaps both immediate and long-term rewards for you and your child.… Read More