Ready, Set, Goals!

    Teaching Kids to Set and Achieve their Goals The new school year has started! Now is the PERFECT time to start talking to your child about goals for the upcoming year. Mind you, these goals don’t have to be limited to academic progress (though that’s certainly a good one)! Worthwhile goals are academic, athletic, social, … Continued

6 Ways to Stay Fit Before Summer Ends

It’s Upon Us…   The end of summer is quickly approaching and the rush to fill summer with fun activities for the kids – and us, too, is coming to a close. As we know, days spent at the movies or in front of the TV have been tempting. But remember that keeping active is … Continued

Screen Time: How Much is Too Much?

“I’m Bored” = Screen Time?  Summer vacation is now well upon us and screen time may be running rampant. Most parents have probably already heard those two dreaded words from their child: I’m bored. If you’re anything like me, you may be tempted to hit the “easy button” on this complaint by letting your child … Continued

3 Kid Foods Made Healthy

  Odds are that your kids don’t typically beg for fresh broccoli and roasted vegetables. Weird, right?! If they’re like mine, they PROBABLY want the typical “kid foods” – mac ‘n cheese, hot dogs, burgers, fries… you know, all the simple, delicious, carby – fatty foods that most adults simply can’t get away with (if … Continued

Placing Your Child in the Best Activity

So Many Choices, Right? A day in the life of parenting seems endlessly full of choices surrounding our kids. What to dress them in, what to feed them, and – among countless others, what activities to sign them up for. And beyond what to sign them up for, there’s the debate of which activities are … Continued

Volunteering for a Change

Volunteering for a Change Too often, the idea of volunteering is limited to the holiday season. Or worse… relegated to the function of boosting a child’s academic resume. Parents and kids view volunteering as a to-do rather than a way of life. But volunteering for the right reasons brings with it a host of benefits … Continued

Homemade, Kid-Friendly Fun Exercise: Chores

The going recommendation is one hour of active play every day.  While we hope your kids regularly exceed that recommendation, we know that staying active during the cold and rainy season can prove a bit of a struggle. Outdoor sports do provide a great outlet for that energy, but they’re not the only way to … Continued

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