Category Archives: Family

How Parents Can Help Ensure a Good School Year for Their Child

It’s a rare parent who wouldn’t want to help their child have a great school year. However, sometimes it’s difficult to know just how to help. It can be a fine line

A New School Year Means It’s Time for Family Organization!

Want to know the best way to survive the upcoming school year? Here’s the secret in a nutshell: Organize your family. It’s hard to estimate the amount of wasted time and wasted

Crafting a School Year Routine for Your Family

Who doesn’t love the lazy days of summer? The time when we are finally able to drop into a slower paced existence calls to all of us and is something we often

School Supply Resources for Families

Well, it’s that time of year again. The flyers, newspapers and TV commercials are abundantly sprinkled with the words, “Back to School Sale!” First off, I want to know how we managed

Let Them Play!

Did you know that in 1959 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child? And did you also know that one of the rights

Why Play Time is So Important for Your Child

Here’s a question for you. What’s a good way for your child to de-stress, improve his health, build confidence and make friends? Give up? The answer is simple. He just needs to

Ideas to Keep Your Child’s Brain Strong and Active this Summer

We all experience it from time to time. The letdown after a big push. This letdown can hit when we least expect it or come as a predictable “what’s next?” A letdown

Teaching Kids to be Caring Adults

This morning I got stuck backing out of my driveway. Like so many areas of the U.S., winter has played its fair share of tricks on Montana this year. So this morning,

Study Time!

For many students the nightly homework scene is the bane of their existence. Other children seem to negotiate their way through it just fine. No matter how a child deals with it,

Snow Day Activities that can Save the Day

Oh, no! Not again. Another winter storm is marching across the country and we all know that means there’s a strong possibility of more snow days. Sometimes, at the beginning of the