Category: Kids

Back-to-school, Back-to-routine by Ted Dondlinger

One of the worst feelings a person can experience as a parent is watching your child struggle.  You want to take them, pull them out of the situation, and give them a safe place.  The month of August contains a vast array of emotions that mostly centers around school.  Some parents can’t wait for school […]

Written by on August 1, 2023

Alcohol Awareness Month by Bethany Fox

April showers might bring May flowers, but the month of April is also Alcohol Awareness Month – highlighting an opportunity to become aware and more knowledgeable about alcohol and the effects it can have on ourselves and those we love. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, more than 140,000 people die […]

Written by on April 24, 2023

Back to School Season

Our children ramp up with excitement for the 2021-22 school year amidst continued COVID concerns! An interesting combination. Parents magazine, August, 2021, identified the top parental concerns heading into this upcoming year: social skills and friendships (45%), attention span and the ability to remain engaged (45%), mental health (43%), and motivation to do well (41%). […]

Written by on August 5, 2021

Moving into Fall!

  Autumn certainly holds it’s own beauty! It is time to savor nature at an amazing time of year. The activities of Fall can become quite overwhelming, especially in family life. This lifestyle of busyness deteriorates a sense of health and well-being. 1) Take time to reinforce wellness by getting out in nature and moving; walking, […]

Written by on September 18, 2013

It’s Back to School Time!!

This doesn’t quite conjure the same excitement for most kids as “Only 5 more days until Summer Vacation!” What can parents do to help? Remember what you looked forward to in going back to school when you were a kid. Was it friends? Recess? School lunch? Activities? These could be the same things your kids […]

Written by on August 15, 2013

Take Time to Play!

Have you ever enjoyed a Summer more than the one when you were eight years old? The warm days invite memories. Consider revisiting some family fun. Play hop-scotch on the driveway with the kids. Red Rover is just the ticket if there is a gathering of family and friends—all ages can enjoy this one together. […]

Written by on May 27, 2013

Ending the School Year Well!

Finishing the School Year Strong! Respond to Spring Fever. As school winds down, end-of-the-year events — from music recitals to sports banquets — clog the calendar. But the academic year isn’t over yet! Making sure your kids finish with their best effort — when their efforts are required in so many different areas — can […]

Written by on May 7, 2013

March Madness!!!

We are all abuzz rooting for our favorite local Basketball team, Creighton! We have big hopes as always!! The type of March Madness that I wanted to speak to is a madness of an academic nature! The type of madness that begins to happen in a young person’s life who has fallen behind in school […]

Written by on March 22, 2013

Keeping the Family Strong

Keeping Family Ties Strong It’s a whole new game when it comes to family ties. The traditional family — Mom, Dad and their children – has been all but redefined by divorce, mobility and other cultural trends. It’s no secret that more couples are divorcing today that ever before (recent studies estimate the rate at […]

Written by on September 17, 2012