Creating the future

Modern culture encourages consumption.  We consume all the time.  We consume food, we consume drinks. We consume all sorts of entertainment.   The problem is that consumption often means over-consumption.

People who consume too much food become overweight. People who watch (consume) television for hours every day become lethargic.  People who play video games for too long become addicted and have a need for the constant buzz provided by those games, or they’re “bored”.

Over-consumption encourages us to sit passively by and let the world feed our bodies and our brains. Many times, the more we consume the more we want to consume.

Over-consumption doesn’t just plague adults; it is a problem for children as well.  A child that gets used to over-consuming early in life is being set up for a life of problems.

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parent child talking

Regular communication between parents and children is important and becomes increasingly more so as children enter the teen years.

Something that has helped my own family is participating in scheduled one-on-one meetings with my kids.

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Peer pressure

Peer pressure is a big challenge for all kids at one point or another.  Can you as a parent help? The short answer is yes, but it requires patience, effort, and understanding.

To help a child with peer pressure, one must first understand the contributing factors that can make peer pressure a problem.  What follows are what some of those problems could be and how you as a parent can help.  Read more

How to Help Kids Get Motivated About Homework 1

There are several reasons why kids are unmotivated when it comes to homework.  Once these reasons are understood they can be addressed, and once these reasons are addressed, children can be much more motivated to start and complete homework.

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