New Year’s resolutions don’t have to be just for adults. They can be a fun tradition for kids, too, to ring in the New Year and celebrate a fresh start. “It’s an opportunity for kids to think about their strengths, and how they can continue to develop them,” said Dr. Laura Markley, medical director for […]
When kids feel and express gratitude, they experience more happiness, optimism and trust. Dr. Bilge-Johnson offers 7 ways you can help kids foster more gratitude, appreciation and joy.
Gratitude is about focusing on what’s good in our lives and being thankful for the things we have. Gratitude is pausing to notice and appreciate the things we often take for granted. Gratitude is about taking a moment to reflect on how fortunate we are when something good happens — whether big or small. With […]
Many parents envision their children getting along, playing nicely together and even lending a helping hand at times. But once baby No. 2 arrives, it’s usually a different reality. Swiping toys, pushing, screaming and crowding each other’s space comes with the territory of having 2 or more kids. It’s the natural ebb and flow of […]
Playing a role in the family’s daily functions is an important part of growing up. Not only do chores teach children respect, self-discipline and responsibility, but research shows children also have higher self-esteem and are happier because they’re making a meaningful contribution to the family. Starting young is the key to instilling these values and […]
We’ve all heard about — and experienced — the terrible 2s. The frequent meltdowns, temper tantrums and misbehavior at a whim. Kids this age are so eager to explore the world and test their surroundings that when they hit a roadblock, such as mom’s concern for their safety or their inability to score a goal, […]