January 16, 2022

Ask Questions?

You’ve listened, reassured and supported your child through tough times, but it’s also important to talk a little, if only to give them the basic skills […]
January 5, 2022

Standing Against the Entitlement Mentality

When I think of entitlement, I can’t help but recall Veruca Salt, the little girl in the red dress in “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” […]
December 28, 2021

Creating a Family Mission Statement

  What do we believe as a family? What are our rules for being happy together? A great way to become more aligned is to create […]
December 27, 2021

Bank on Success

Five reasons your teen should get a checking account   As kids get older, their trusty old piggy bank may not be the best way to […]
December 24, 2021

Putting Yourself on the Priority List

They say you cannot serve anyone from an empty cup. However, too many of us relegate our own needs to the back-burner, chronically beholden to our […]
December 18, 2021

Involved Parenting Builds Enduring Connections

  When parents take time off to relax and recharge, kids learn that taking care of themselves is important. Puff says modeling plays a critical role […]
December 14, 2021

Positive Power of Words

We can all agree that words are powerful and can cause more harm than we often like to admit. But this same power applies to the […]
December 10, 2021


Consent – it’s a big deal around here. Saying no and accepting when others say no are critical skills to learn as a teenager moving into […]
December 9, 2021

Bounty Of Benefits

  Aside from the bonding that dedicated family face time provides to families starved for time together, research shows that conversations and stories shared around the […]
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