The Surprising Benefits of Family Dinner

Studies find that family dinner offers benefits such as increased academic performance, lower obesity rates, improved well-being, and more.

3 Steps to Navigate Family Conflict More Peacefully

Family conflict and arguments are inevitable. Differing needs and expectations create friction. These three steps will transform arguments in your home.

Parents: Are Your Kids Having More Emotional Outbursts at Home?

Do emotional outbursts in your family tend to follow a certain pattern? Often in relationships, we get into a habit of reacting a certain way, even if it doesn’t work well. Strong emotions can be overwhelming for kids and parents…

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Parents: Why the Tendency to Blame Vs. Giving the Benefit of the Doubt Matters

Some people tend to give others the benefit of the doubt, while other people tend to assign blame and assume bad intent. Which style has more positive relationships and overall happiness?

Pandemic Parenting Daily Checklist

We are in week five of social distancing and home quarantine due to the COVID 19 pandemic. My family has fallen into a regular routine, and each day seems to blend with the next. I’ve noticed a few things that help to make our days more positive…

Family Dinner Topic: What’s on your post-quarantine bucket list?

As we sat around our dinner table last night, I posed this question to my family: “What’s at the top of your post-quarantine bucket list?”
The responses were heartfelt and simple: “Hang out with friends and neighbors, eat at a favorite restaurant, go to the library, walk to the ice cream shop, get back to a sports practice or fitness routine.
It’s only been a few weeks, but the nostalgia for these regular activities was apparent.