Articles about parenting


6 Tips For Taking An Anxious Child To The Dentist

Last updated: 03/25/2019

We have anxious children in general, Jude more than Teagan but both are super anxious about dental visits.  Their first visits years ago went perfectly.  But once both of them...

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The Surprising Case for Climbing Trees - Let Grow

Last updated: 03/25/2019

Surprise! Children are nearly three times more likely to be admitted to the hospital from falling out of bed than from falling out of a tree. That's just one of the amazing...

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Mindful Warriors: Meditation for Teenagers | Roots of Action

Last updated: 03/21/2019

Ability to examine and understand who we are relative to the world around us. Research in neuroscience and attention provides evidence that meditation strengthens the neural...

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In an Ultra-competitive World, How Far Would I Go to Help My Kids Succeed?

Last updated: 03/17/2019

“I didn’t go to college because I was busy working. And I always had this ‘sink or swim’ feeling in my life.” – Lori Loughlin, actress, mother, and one of the parents at the...

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How to Build Confidence in Your Kids

Last updated: 03/17/2019

I’ve always made it a parenting goal to build confidence in my kids in everything we do. Confidence is something that I have struggled with personally. As a child and even now...

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Nailing chores for kids with the secret method of motivation

Last updated: 03/13/2019

Today we’re talking chores for kids, most importantly, getting them to do them! Dishes, vacuuming, laundry, oh my! Chores are all part of that daily grind that makes life so...

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Compassionate Children Come From Parents Who do These 8 Things

Last updated: 03/13/2019

Here’s the good news: kids are pretty compassionate by nature. Research out of the Yale Baby Lab shows that children less than two years old, show greater satisfaction when...

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Your kid probably has 'text neck' — here's what you need to know

Last updated: 03/13/2019

"Sit up straight!" It's the go-to refrain of parents everywhere, and it's an increasingly common one you may start hearing more and more thanks to phones and tablets. Increased...

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How do I keep kids safe on social media? 9 tips that help a lot.

Last updated: 03/11/2019

We couldn’t create an Ultimate Guide to Digital Parenting without including tips about how to keep your kids safe on social media. After all, for our tweens and teens, the...

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Is Your Child An Orchid Or A Dandelion? Unlocking The Science Of Sensitive Kids

Last updated: 03/10/2019

Boyce's new book is The Orchid and the Dandelion: Why Some Children Struggle and How All Can Thrive. On the lab test he did to determine if a child is an orchid or a...

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