Parenting Corner

Parenting Corner: New Year, New Family, New You

Believe it or not, making a realistic and rewarding New Year’s Resolution is possible. Some of us start the new year with fresh hopes for making sweeping changes, but anyone who has observed how fitness center...

Parenting Corner: The Season of Spending Money

November 18, 2019 How to broach the annual hot-button topic of spending money during the holidays with your kids. ‘Tis the season … to talk about money. It may seem contradictory to think about discussing fin...

The Grandparent Influence

October 29, 2019 The benefits of grandparent involvement can extend well past childhood. It’s that time of year again; families gather to give thanks for being together. Maybe you’ve traveled across the count...

Parenting Corner: Raising Caring Children

September 26, 2019 Do you have to sacrifice empathy for success? The local and national news frequently includes stories involving people’s cruelty to one another, which may leave families wondering what that...

Parenting Corner: Parenting Together

September 19, 2019 Having kids will throw everything out of whack, even a marriage. Bringing it back together means finding a balance. Raising children is hard work. Couples often struggle with the transition...

Parenting Corner: Bonding Through Play

July 3, 2019 Playtime with your kids won’t only make your connection stronger, it can also relieve that summertime cabin fever.  It’s summertime, which means sunshine, snoballs, and stress! With children bein...

Parenting Corner: Raising Resilient Children

By Lisa Phillips May 16, 2019 "Love the child you have, not the one you thought you’d have." A child’s resilience to disappointments isn’t always a personality trait. Sometimes, it needs to be nurtured a...

Structure makes playtime more fun for all.

When you reflect on some of your most enjoyable memories of playing as a child, what kinds of experiences come to mind? For me, these are memories of playing at my grandparents’ homes. One grandmother set asid...

Change Happens

By Jenni Watts Evans, 1.10.19 This month brings a new year – and a transition out of the holiday season and back to the usual routine. That’s a comfort for most parents, but for kids, it can be stressful. Next...

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