Healthy Eating Habits for Kids 101

  Healthy Eating Habits for Kids 101 Has your dinner table become a constant battle ground for getting your kids to eat their veggies? Do you pack their lunch containers full of healthy foods, only for them to bring it back still half full? Are you worried that you are failing at the responsibility of … Continued


Dollars and Sense: Making the Most of Kids’ Weekly Allowance 

Dollars and Sense:  Making the Most of Kids’ Weekly Allowance     Many parents choose to give their kids an “allowance” of money on a weekly basis. In some families, kids must complete a predetermined set of chores or tasks to receive this money. In others, kids may be given the weekly stipend with no … Continued


Perfect “10” Tumbling

Why Do We Teach Excellent Tumbling Technique?   In today’s instant society, it is easy for tumbling coaches, students, and parents to want to rush into new tumbling skills before they are ready or before they have obtained excellent form and technique. Without taking much consideration into mental and physical development, students can be asked … Continued


The Power of “Yet”

The Power of “Yet” The other day, I walked into the dining room to find my three-year-old slumped at the table in tears. Puzzled, I asked her what was the matter. “It’s the little ‘d’. I can’t do it,” she sobbed. She had been practicing her letters excitedly for the past week, but had stumbled … Continued


3 Ways to Show Love to Your Kids

 3 Ways to Show Love to Your Kids In our hearts as parents, our kids are number one. Unfortunately, with the myriad demands of modern everyday life, it may not always look that way. Here are 3 ways you can show your child how much you care.   Take your child out on a “date” Taking … Continued


Kuddos to You for Keeping Your Kids Active

Kuddos to You for Keeping Your Kids Active Sometimes it’s hard to believe that you’re doing everything right as parents – but there’s one thing you’re doing right without a doubt: keeping your kids active. Whether they’re in gymnastics or martial arts, or soccer or baseball, what’s important is that they’re doing something active. But … Continued


Powerful Word of January: EMPATHY

Powerful Word of The Month: EMPATHY   Young students: “I can imagine how you feel!” Older students/teens/adults: “Reading, understanding and responding to other people’s feelings.”   Week 1 Empathy defined: How do we read & understand other people’s feelings? Week 2 Predicting/communicating emotions: Educated guesses & “I feel” statements Week 3 The impact of emotions: … Continued


Quitters Never Win and Winners Never Quit

Quitters Never Win and Winners Never Quit There are many phrases that quickly send even the calmest of parents into a frenzy. “I want to quit” ranks up there for many of us. It doesn’t matter how old they are, the scenario runs pretty much the same. They go to practice or the game or … Continued


Healthy(er) Cookies!

Healthy(er) Cookies! (No, that’s not a typo) After-school snacks are a must for many, but the majority of go-to pantry finds are loaded with salt and sugar (and who knows what else). Skip the processed goods and instead opt for homemade cookies. Even better, these cookies pack a punch with low sugar, plenty of fiber … Continued


Make 2017 the Year That Your Family’s Resolutions Stick

Make 2017 the Year That Your Family’s New Year’s Resolutions Stick New Year’s resolutions are a great tradition, but often one that quickly falls into the “made to be broken” category. Though well intentioned, those resolutions that kick off your year begin fading until they become distant memory – or material for next year’s resolution. … Continued