By KJ Dell'Antonia A child’s life is full of setbacks. Think about it. You wake up, you want to play with your Thomas the Tank Engine trains and you want Thomas to pull Percy. Not Gordon. Seriously, Gordon?
By Braden Bell My fifth — and last — child is starting middle school this year. I’m also a middle school teacher, and I’ve been thinking a lot about what I’ll do differently this time. Most of the changes
Walking through the woods alone can be a scary prospect for a kid, but not for 7-year-old Matthew of Portland, Oregon. He doesn't have much of a backyard at his condo, so the woods behind his house essentially
You can make delicious Thai sticky rice with tools you already have in the kitchen. Before we get into the subject of how to cook Thai glutinous rice, aka sticky rice, let’s talk first about what kind
Raising a mentally strong kid doesn't mean he won't cry when he's sad or that he won't fail sometimes. Mental strength doesn't make you immune to hardship and it's not about suppressing your emotions.
There are 4 styles of parenting, but one raises more successful kids than the rest, according to a psychotherapist
• The way you raise your children will have a lifelong impact on their emotional health and behavior.• 'Relaxed rulers' take a laid-back approach to parenting, whereas 'no-nonsense commanders' tend to
As I write this, I’m sitting on the back porch of the rural Vermont homestead I share with my husband and our daughter, gazing out on the 66 acres of forest, fruit trees, gardens, ponds, and streams that
If your morning routine involves picking up stray puzzle pieces, sorting through endless piles of art projects sent home from school, and asking your toddler where he put his shoes, you might think it's
One Small Thing Tips you can use to help raise kids who aren’t afraid of food. Some kids are happy to snack on carrots, raw peppers and hummus, while other kids would be happy to follow a carb-based “white”
I don't count calories. Or macros. Or tablespoons of salad dressing. Or bites of dark chocolate. I eat a healthy, mostly plant-based diet, and feel energetic, satiated, and happy, so I never felt the to.
“Cheap protein, staple ingredients, can’t lose.” These are the words I imagine Coach Eric Taylor from Friday Night Lights might use when describing a winning game plan for dinner. If I’m right, then he