Elementary school kids need to play games. They need to play games because games reinforce math and reading concepts, reasoning and analytical skills, and good sportsmanship. Not to mention that games are just plain fun. We all need to have fun and play just for the sake of playing. (BrenÃ© Brown talks about this […]
We are a game playing family. It took Grace a few years to catch on to taking turns and good sportsmanship, but then no kid grows understanding those innately. Allie is a little better at this age than Grace was, but she still needs a lot of encouragement and sometimes walks away in the middle […]
A long time ago, a wise friend told me that love isn’t something that you feel; it’s something that you do. I like that definition because it emphasizes that loving is a choice, not something that strikes you – or doesn’t. Don’t let this list leave you feeling guilty or inferior. No parent can do […]
I get requests to guest post on Feels Like Home every single day. Some days, I get five or more. I turn down almost every one because they aren’t relevant to you, but this one caught my eye. It opens with a staggering statistic – According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, […]
Getting kids outside is more important than ever. TV, computer and video game addictions are replacing outdoor play time and contributing significantly to the national obesity epidemic! Get the kids outside!