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Parenting
07/15/2013
The Magic of 3 Certain places are inappropriate to bring a child under 3, and a movie theater is one of them... More >>

Tags: Despicable Me 2, Family/Relationships - Parent/Child, Kids, Movie Review, Movies, Parenting, Stay-at-Home Mom, Taking kids to the movie theater
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07/01/2013
Why Are Our Children No Longer Excellent? Excellence is an elusive goal of parenthood. Should we want our children to be excellent and if so, how do we turn this young boy eating doodle bugs on the porch into an excellent dentist? More >>

Tags: Character, Character-Courage-Conscience, Children, College, Education, Kids, Parenting, Perfection, Personal Responsibility, Responsibility, School, Setting goals, Stay-at-Home Mom, Students, Values
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06/24/2013
Dos and Don'ts for Parents of Summer Campers The official start of summer is here, and for many parents and kids, that means summer camp. Many of us grew up with wonderful memories of summer-filled days at camp. Today, sending your child to camp involves an understudy of camping knowledge and skill. More >>

Tags: Education, Mary Jo Rapini, MEd, LPC, MaryJoRapini.com, Parenting
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06/24/2013
Four Ways to Prevent Losing Yourself in Motherhood So many women lose themselves in motherhood. I call this the "Silent War," the process of slowly fading away from yourself, your interests and your passions without even realizing that it is happening. More >>

Tags: Attitude, Behavior, Compassion, Happiness, Health, Kindness, Motherhood, Motherhood-Fatherhood, Pregnant, Reconnect, Values, Women's Point of View
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06/18/2013
The Graduation Speech Your Kids Really,Really Need to Hear ..I was sorry to hear that the reality TV star who was to have been your commencement speaker today had to bow out at the last minute. I was delighted, however, when the Trustees called me an hour ago and asked me to fill in. More >>

Tags: Budget, Cliff Ennico, Economy, Education, Family/Relationships - Teens, Finances, Graduation, Stay-at-Home Mom, SucceedingInYourBusiness.com, Teenagers, Teens, Work from Home
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06/10/2013
Fun Facts About Father's Day June is a great time for Father's Day. There are barbecues to be had, baseball games to attend, and other fun, outdoorsy things to do, like fishing and camping. But why did we choose this specific month for dads to revel in our gratitude? More >>

Tags: Dads, Family/Relationships - Parent/Child, Father's Day, Fathers, Kids, Motherhood-Fatherhood, Parenting
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06/03/2013
Why Parents Cry at Milestones As graduations and other milestones abound this time of year, it reminds me of the bittersweet moments in all parents' lives when our kids grow up and move on to a new phase a little too quickly for our comfort sometimes. I hope you can relate to this story... More >>

Tags: Breastfeeding, Education, Family/Relationships - Parent/Child, Graduation, Kids, Motherhood-Fatherhood, Parenting
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05/28/2013
Five Things Parents Worry About That Don't Matter Parents tend to get unhinged by things that have nothing to do with raising a child to be a successful adult. Here are five of them... More >>

Tags: Anxiety, College, Education, Health, Raising kids, Stay-at-Home Mom, Stress, Students
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05/28/2013
Pride Can Only Be Earned Before you do your child's next project for him or her, read this... More >>

Tags: Attitude, Education, Family/Relationships - Parent/Child, Homework, Kids, Parenting, Pride, School, Self-esteem, Stress
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05/20/2013
May Is the Cruelest Month This letter from a mother to a bride-to-be explains why May, even with Mother's Day, is paradoxically the cruelest month to be a mom... More >>

Tags: Education, Family/Relationships - Parent/Child, Kids, Motherhood, Motherhood-Fatherhood, Parenting, School, Stress
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