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10 TIPS TO HELP US STOP STRESSING THE EMPATHY OUT OF OUR KIDS Want Your Kids to Care? Stop Stressing Them Out and Let Them Play This Summer! By Michele Borba America’s kids are more self-absorbed than ever. If their constant gaze into the selfie camera isn’t proof […]
With summer travel traffic dwindling and the summer tourist season coming to a close, now is the time to escape to nearby destinations that were far too crowded during the peak summer season for us to truly enjoy. With its proximity to the Bay Area and relaxed beach town vibe, Santa Cruz is a quick […]
An easy family getaway San Diego has to be one of the best places anywhere to visit with kids. There’s so much to see and do and, with almost always perfect weather, you can be out and about every day enjoying the beautiful beaches and the endless array of family-friendly amusements in the area. Only […]
Schools’ out and the kids are getting bored and restless. Or worse, they’re wasting the glorious summer days playing video games or staring at their phones. Turn off the devices and pack your bags—it’s time to hit the road and explore the great outdoors! Whether it’s for the day or for the week, you don’t […]
6 Important Things Parents Need to Know With spring sports like baseball, softball, and soccer coming up, parents need to be aware of why concussions are such serious injuries and how they can be treated. Here are six important things every parent should know about concussions. Concussions have traditionally been associated with high-impact sports like […]
Unique indoor party places for cold wet days Only the mothers of spring babies will ever know the agony of putting together a birthday celebration during the cool, wet months of early spring. Without the outdoor options available to those lucky moms with summer babies, we are forced to consider throwing parties in our homes […]
Discipline is one of the defining elements of parenting; whether used sparingly or liberally, it’s fundamental to the parent-child dynamic. In its most basic form, discipline is a matter of choices and consequences. The parents explain their expectations for the child. If the child ignores these rules or expectations, there are consequences. The aim of these consequences is to encourage the child to stop negative behaviors, make positive choices, and ultimately become a better person.
Through discipline, children are taught to become responsible, honest, kind, sharing people. By following their parent’s guidance, teachings, and rules, they have the chance to grow up to be well-behaved and respectful individuals.
However, if you punish your child instead of disciplining them, the end result will not be the same. Did you think that punishment and discipline were the same thing? Think again!
In our rural area of southern Ohio, it is a commonly held belief that there are no good jobs around. We have been in a recession since the steel mills and shoe factories closed many years ago. Farmers complain it is no longer possible to make a living off the land. A majority of our children qualify for free school lunches.
So when the Amish began moving in about ten years ago, I wondered how they would support themselves. Land was cheap here and the Amish revere farm land, but how could anyone expect to support large families with farming alone?
Going through a divorce is one of the most stressful situations anyone can experience. It’s important to ask the right questions and arm yourself with good answers. Who better to ask than a well-seasoned divorce attorney? We visited the law offices of Travis Whitfield in San Jose, and asked him the questions you need the […]
By Jude Bijou, MA, MFT Our kids are exposed to bad losers all the time—not only in their sports leagues or school competitions, but also on television and in the home. They see reality show contestants thrown tantrums, parents yell and blame, and professional athletes trash their teammates or coaches when they lose. With […]
“MY DAUGHTER HAS ATTENDED SAND HILL SCHOOL” for a year and a half, and it has made a huge difference in her life. The personalized teaching has helped her grow academically in leaps and bounds! More importantly, it has helped her rebuild her confidence after a difficult school experience. “I’VE NEVER KNOWN A CHILD WHO […]
Our classrooms feature an ordered arrangement of learning materials in a warm, non-competitive environment. GIVING TREE MONTESSORI SCHOOL provides a challenging, innovative educational program designed to foster self-esteem, independence, creativity and a love of learning in an exceptionally clean, safe and warm environment. Our curriculum is enhanced by the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori, a world-renowned […]