Me in a Tree

Archive for December, 2012


I’m grateful for you!

In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season there are countless precious moments;  quality time with family, fun family traditions, gift giving and also a time when people seem to be nicer and kinder to one another. It is also a perfect time to teach our children the art of gratitude.

Here are three easy ways to go about it:












We are all saddened by the shocking tragedy that happened in Newtown, Connecticut. Although, we may not fully understand the events or motives that led to this unthinkable crime, as parents we are left trying to make sense of it all and wonder how we help our kids through it.


A common feeling among parents is how do you talk to your children about the shooting? Here are three helpful tips.



SIBLING FIGHTING…did you know one of the best strategies to decrease sibling rivalry is to spend one on one time with each of your kids on a daily basis. Children are in constant competition for your attention. Just a few minutes a day with each child listening, talking and being fully present will reduce fighting and improve cooperation. Children are programmed to need individual attention from their parents. If we give them one on one attention regularly and positively, your child doesn’t have to compete to get it.