#FriendGoals A couple of years ago my elementary-aged daughter had a situation. There was a girl in her grade that she didn’t really like. The feeling was mutual. Their personalities clashed. When I asked about her day she explained that she and the girl had taken part of their lunch to talk out their […]
Parenting tips for raising daughters
Today I was browsing through my phone photos and found these shots of my daughter. They made me smile for a couple of reasons. First, I didn’t take these photos, her older sister did. We were home one Sunday and they decided to do a photo shoot. And instead of using our camera they wanted […]
When my girls were younger we made shopping for toys to donate a holiday tradition. Now that they’re a little older, I’m brainstorming ways to up their volunteerism/charitable giving. But here’s my struggle. I want them to understand the importance of giving, but I don’t want them to feel sympathy for the people they’re helping. I want them […]
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Here are four tips for raising kids that are responsible citizens: Lead by example. When your kids see you doing something, that becomes their norm. Let them see you voting, volunteering, etc. Explain that good citizens are not only concerned with themselves, but with the wellbeing of others. Extend the citizenship conversation to include global […]
Raising responsible children is a common goal of parenting, but sometimes we don’t know where to start. Here are five tips that have worked for me: Start with chores that directly impact them. For instance, my girls are responsible for packing most of their lunch. They are likely to remember this because it directly impacts what […]
Mother Daughter dates are a great way to spend time with your girl (or girls!). Some traditional date ideas include spa dates, dinner and a movie, and shoe shopping. These are all fun, tried-and-true ideas for a reason. However, if you’re looking for some other mommy-daughter date ideas, here are seven you may enjoy: Dream! Every […]