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10 Incredible Spring Vegetables You Might Be Overlooking

If frozen corn is the extent of your family’s vegetable intake at dinner, you might want to consider incorporating some of these fresh vegetables instead—and they’re all in season right now! Not only are they full of incredible nutrients and health benefits, they are typically less expensive this time of year.

By |March 22nd, 2013|Blog, Courses, Kids' Health|Comments Off on 10 Incredible Spring Vegetables You Might Be Overlooking

Shy Kids: Tips for Nurturing an Introverted Child

Do you have an introverted child? Do you worry that your shy kid is missing out on all the fun and spends too much time alone? Are you afraid that your child won’t get what she wants out of life because she is too timid to speak up? Introversion in children is not necessarily a condition that needs a cure. It’s part of your child’s personality, learning style, and mode of “recharging.” This article explains what introversion is, and how to nurture and celebrate our introverted children

By |March 7th, 2013|Blog, Courses|Comments Off on Shy Kids: Tips for Nurturing an Introverted Child

Parental Involvement in School Projects: Too Much of a Good Thing

Some parents do their kids' projects and homework for them because they want to help, but it's actually hindering their kids' learning. How much help is too much?

By |February 28th, 2013|Blog, Positive Parenting, School|Comments Off on Parental Involvement in School Projects: Too Much of a Good Thing

Press Your Pause Button: How to Keep Calm when Kids Press Your Buttons

In this video clip from the TEDxAFC Conference in San Diego, California, Parenting Expert Susie Walton tells us how to center ourselves when our children (or anyone in life) challenges our patience: Press you Pause Button! This is a great parenting tip for frustrated parents!

By |January 11th, 2013|Blog, Parenting Support|Comments Off on Press Your Pause Button: How to Keep Calm when Kids Press Your Buttons

Class Size of 1: Fusion Academy of Solana Beach, CA

The slogan on Fusion Academy’s brochure goes, “You’ve never been schooled like this before.” After a tour of their Solana Beach campus, I’m inclined to agree. Find out what makes this alternative school so refreshingly different.

By |November 8th, 2012|Big Kids, Blog, Kids' Environment|Comments Off on Class Size of 1: Fusion Academy of Solana Beach, CA

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is just around the corner, and many kids are looking forward to a spooky, fun night of trick-or-treating! We’ve gathered some safety tips to help parents avoid common Halloween hazards for a safe and sweet holiday for all to enjoy.

By |October 26th, 2012|Blog|Comments Off on Halloween Safety Tips

Get Your Kids to Eat Less Halloween Candy

If you’re like me, you’re already dreading the day after Halloween-- that seemingly bottomless sack of candy is a huge temptation for my son, my husband, and for me! But what do you do with that excess Halloween candy? Let your kids eat it ad nauseum? Help them eat it till it’s all gone? Throw it out when they’re not looking?

By |October 26th, 2012|Blog, Kids' Health|Comments Off on Get Your Kids to Eat Less Halloween Candy

5 Keys to Successful Co-Parenting

Co-parenting is the situation when after divorce or separation, two parents share responsibility for the child(ren)'s upbringing. As you can well imagine, this can be complicated and difficult. It’s hard enough for married couples to agree on how to raise a child. How much more when both parties live apart and possibly do not get along? Pamela Layug Laney outlines how she made co-parenting work for her and her ex-husband.

By |October 19th, 2012|Blog, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on 5 Keys to Successful Co-Parenting

Susie Walton on Mutual Respect

When it comes to respect, you get what you give! Susie Walton speaks about how she was able to achieve mutual respect with each of her four children-- and she shares how other parents can do the same!

By |October 16th, 2012|Big Kids, Blog, Little Kids, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on Susie Walton on Mutual Respect

True Parenting Goals

Often we get bogged down by our everyday parenting challenges (bedtime, homework, chores, curfew, etc.) that we forget that the bigger picture is actually of our kids as ADULTS! How is what we do as parents today really helping to shape our children's tomorrows? Jeff Everage talks about what he wants for his kids, and how he plans on delivering.

By |October 12th, 2012|Big Kids, Blog, Little Kids, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on True Parenting Goals