I want to cherish my children and bind our hearts together while they’re young so that hopefully we’ll be close on into the future. Here are are some simple but powerful little “traditions” that have helped me soak in my “babies” for as long as they’ll let me.
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Time and time again, we’ve been told that family dinner really matters. There are so many studies that show a strong correlation between regular family dinners and everything from having better relationships with their current and future families to being more likely to go to college and have a stable job. But how do we make family dinner work?
In this week’s episode, Saren answers these questions from our community about helping kids deal with school-related anxiety, how to say yes and no to the right things for yourself and your kids, how to make the most of car time, and how to set up a good after-school routine.
Are your children shocked by the consequences of their actions? Try this simple system to help them connect their choices with the consequences they experience.
Does your screen time plan need an update? Check out Allyson’s seven tips on making peace with screens.
With a little imagination and creativity, mundane daily tasks can be transformed into fun memories. When you add a spoonful of sugar, it really does help the medicine go down. When you find the fun, “Snap! The job’s a game!”
I used to have more mom-related demands in some areas (diaper changing, mess-clean-up, bathing and feeding kids) and a lot less in others (driving to activities, helping with homework, dealing with moods, emotions, and friend drama). As my mom always says, life doesn’t get easier – it just gets different.
There are nine minutes in the day that can have the most impact on a child. Author Amy Makechnie has a sure way to make the most of them.
In this week’s episode, Saren, her mom, Linda Eyre, and sisters, Shawni and Saydi, talk about how hard it can be to involve our kids in basic housework and brainstorm concrete ideas for how to get kids to participate in housework in a positive and effective way.
In this week’s brand new episode, Power of Families Director Saren and her sisters, Shawni and Saydi, and her mom, Linda Eyre discuss their thoughts, ideas and experiences about technology and screentime in today’s world and in their own families.
Who does the laundry? And makes the dinner? And still has the energy to bathe the kids? Amanda Hamilton Roos explores how you can share the load of housework with your family and why you should.
The word “housework” is often corrected to “drudgery,” “whining,” and “necessary evil.” But housework can actually be a fun and meaningful relationship-building activity. Saren and April share practical and simple ideas for how we can get our children effectively and positively involved in keeping up our homes.