Allowances For Children

How do we teach children to handle money responsibly? I asked myself this question last month—my younger daughter wanted to purchase Valentine’s Day gifts for everyone in the family, but had already spent most of her allowance on potato chips and Pokémon cards. This put […]

Read more

Introducing Chores to Children

I grew up on a farm in Vermont, complete with horses and cows. My father worked as an engineer for a specialty tools company, and my mother managed a handful of residential properties. On evenings and weekends, they caught up with all the farming and […]

Read more

My Picky Eater

How do you deal with a child refuses to eat fruits or vegetables? This is one of my biggest struggles. She is a great kid in every sense of the word – thoughtful, helpful, studious, polite, healthy, everything I could ask for. My biggest issue […]

Read more

Air Travel with Infants

We are in the height of travel season and having just gotten back from a vacation with my own children, I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve learned traveling with my children over the years. This will be the first in a series […]

Read more

School’s Out!

While those words may strike fear in the minds of many parents, I’m actually looking forward to the downtime, not having to rush out of the house, and being able to spend some time exploring with my girls. Of course, I’m not looking forward to […]

Read more