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3 Simple Ways to Keep Young Children Safe

3 Simple Ways to Keep Young Children Safe

3 Simple Ways to Keep Young Children Safe As a parent, keeping your children safe is your chief priority. And there’s plenty of advice out there touting certain strategies for doing so. But it doesn’t have to be complex or difficult. To improve the safety of your young child, we’ll keep things simple. Here are […]

3 Super Easy and Cute Homemade Halloween Costumes

3 Super Easy and Cute Homemade Halloween Costumes

Every year parents are assigned the daunting task of finding unique costumes for Halloween. The scariest part of this holiday can be braving the crowds of other parents at department stores only to be left with few costume choices to pick over. To avoid this stress, you might want to consider buying costumes online or […]

Happy & Upset Words To Build Communication Skills (EXPERT)

Happy & Upset Words To Build Communication Skills (EXPERT)

Feeling Words and Expressions If you came from a family where you were not allowed to express your true feelings, you may not even be aware of the range of feelings that are normal and experienced every day.  In communication with your family you may find yourself overusing the old stand by’s of “Mad, Sad […]

Natural and Logical Consequences (EXPERT)

Natural and Logical Consequences (EXPERT)

Natural and Logical Consequences When families and communities send consistent messages to our children concerning the repercussions of dangerous and unkind behavior, it will be easier for them to avoid participation in these behaviors.  It is our responsibility as adults to help them live by the basic rule that actions have consequences. Natural Consequences Natural consequences happen when a child is irresponsible; soccer […]

3 Ideas For Better Parenting Without Guilt

3 Ideas For Better Parenting Without Guilt

You do not have to be a perfect parent (now there is an oxymoron) but you do have to be a present parent.   They will recognize that it is okay to make mistakes and lose our temper sometimes, but we also acknowledge when we are wrong and try to do better next time.  We say […]

5 Parenting Tips If Your Child Is The Bully

5 Parenting Tips If Your Child Is The Bully

Bullying, cyberbullying and online harassment have been in the news lately.  It is horrible when your child is bullied or taken advantage of in any power struggle.  But, what do parents do if they find out that their child is the bully? Sometimes physically bullying is a matter of who is pushing who when the […]

5 Parenting Tips If Your Child Is The Bully

5 Parenting Tips If Your Child Is The Bully

Bullying, cyberbullying and online harassment have been in the news lately.  It is horrible when your child is bullied or taken advantage of in any power struggle.  But, what do parents do if they find out that their child is the bully? Sometimes physically bullying is a matter of who is pushing who when the […]

Stressed Out Kids-OverWhelmed Families

Stressed Out Kids-OverWhelmed Families

Stress Triggers for Kids How do you know what is stress and what is a temper tantrum? How do you figure out if the stomachache is from too many tacos last night or the math test scheduled today? Why would your six year old be stressed when you are the one who lost the job? […]

May I Have This Dance -Committed Parents

May I Have This Dance -Committed Parents

How do people from dysfunctional homes know what is normal or appropriate in relationships? What happens if you want to be a loving parent but your role model was a bad example? How do you learn to be a mother if you have never been mothered? How do you bounce back from bad life experiences? […]

5 Parenting Tips If Your Child Is The Bully

5 Parenting Tips If Your Child Is The Bully

5 Parenting Tips If Your Child Is The Bully Bullying, cyberbullying and online harassment have been in the news lately. It is horrible when your child is bullied or taken advantage of in any power struggle. But, what do parents do if they find out that their child is the bully?You will find an excellent […]

Social skills and manners for children

Social skills and manners for children

Teaching manners and social skills to children (c) Judy Helm Wright aka Auntie Artichoke Are you embarrassed when your teenager shovels his food, or your toddler eats with her fingers? What part do manners play in the social skills necessary to be a confident adult? Manners have a purpose People who behave in a polite […]

What is the school’s role in Cyber-bullying?

What is the school’s role in Cyber-bullying?

Cyber bullying: What is the school’s role in this? Students who are afraid and nervous about being bullied can not concentrate on learning. If technology is a boon, it can be a curse as well. School districts globally are beginning to understand there consequences for allowing bullying in any form to go during school or […]

Encourage Positive Friendships-Have a “Go-To-House”

Encourage Positive Friendships-Have a “Go-To-House”

Make Your Home the “Go-To House” Encourage Positive Friendships © Judy Helm Wright aka Auntie Artichoke—http://www.judyhwright.com As parents and caregivers (lots of Aunties and Uncles out there) we want to encourage positive friendships with the children we love. We also like an orderly house and a minimum of noise and confusion in our house. Sometimes […]

Positive Friendships & Self-Esteem

Positive Friendships & Self-Esteem

Positive Friendships & Self-Esteem © Judy Helm Wright http://www.judyhwright.com Parents, teachers, caregivers, coaches and other caring adults are concerned with how to teach values and self-esteem to the children in their lives. They wonder how to foster positive friendships and discourage those that have a negative influence. From the moment of birth, our children are […]