There is something to be said for teaching your children to stand up for themselves in the face of bullies, but somehow it seems that something went wrong along the way. Instead of a generation of young people who are no longer afraid of being bullied we have created a mindset that encourages our young people to strike first before they are struck. In so doing, they have become the new bullies of the 21st Century. Read more
Custody arrangements can be challenging. Your kids get tired of going back and forth between your home and your ex-spouse’s place, and you really miss them when they are away. For many parents, missing out on the seemingly small daily happenings can be especially difficult. You wish you were there to praise every crayon drawing, ooh and aah over an almost-perfect spelling test and read them a story at night.
Fortunately, there are many ways to stay connected with your kids when they are with their other parent. While it’s not the same as having them right next to you, these tips will help bridge the gap between homes. Read more
Drug addiction can happen at any age, and nobody is exempt from the risk of becoming an addict. Teenagers may become addicted to drugs for a number of different reasons, whether they started trying a drug simply to experiment or have fun or as a result of more serious underlying issues such as depression, anxiety or chronic stress. If your teenager is using drugs and continues to use them despite the real risks of harmful consequences, you may need to come to terms with the fact that they could be suffering from addiction. Teen drug addiction is a terrible time for any parent, which is why it’s crucial to know the best things to do in order to deal with it in the best way for both of you. Read more
Teaching financial responsibility to kids and young adults can be tricky, so it’s no surprise that 72 percent of parents experience at least some reluctancy when talking to their kids about financial matters, according to the 2015 T. Rowe Price Parents, Kids & Money survey. Meantime, one-half to two-thirds of parents who say they set good financial examples for their children also admit they have done things contrary to earning that label. Read more
If you run your household on a tight budget, you may find it difficult to make everyone happy while making ends meet. And you never want to have to live from paycheck to paycheck because you want to be able to save for the future as well. So how can you save money even if you’re already working with a tight budget? Keep reading for a few helpful tips. Read more
We humans need our sleep. Most of us feel at our best when we have had around seven hours of uninterrupted sleep. We then wake up full of the joys of life, ready to face the world. It is a different story if you haven’t slept well. You wake up feeling like death, hollow-eyed and groggy, and then spend the rest of the day fighting to stay awake.
Everyone has a few bad nights here are there, usually when kids come along, but if you are having more bad nights than good ones, it is a good idea to look a bit deeper and see what the problem might be. Read more
Like many people, you may be spending too much money on your car insurance. Thankfully, though, there are ways that you can cut back on the costs of your coverage while still getting the protection that you need. Check out the five tips below that can help you save money. Read more
Moving into a new home is never an easy task. From finding the perfect house and the moving process itself to getting your family situated afterward, a lot of the steps cause a good deal of stress. Here are some ways you can prevent tension during your family’s move. Read more