Spoiler Alert: If you’re looking for cool games for boys in their tweens and teens that go beyond LEGOs for boys, the traditional Battleship or Monopoly – look no further! This is the ultimate list of awesome fun card games and the best board games for kids ten and up. These games are filled with ... Read More
The Benefits of Family Bonding Last More Than A Lifetime
The benefits of family bonding last well beyond your own lifetime. Strong family ties mold the families that your children will create and the families that their children will create.
Creating strong, loving family bonds and also awesome bonds between brothers and sisters takes time and attention.
I know how challenging it can be to find activities that will engage each family member. Tweens and teens, who are developmentally pulling away from family and gravitating towards friends, can present a unique challenge.
Family bonding activities strengthen your family's connections with one another. They also create lasting memories and bonds. Activities like cooking and eating meals together whenever possible are great times to connect. Family traditions, like sacred dedicated family time, game nights, or family meetings create a sense of security and reliability.
Interactions such as interesting conversations of the day or creating a family mission statement help each of you open your hearts to one another.
In short, whether you are working together or playing together, as long as you are doing it as a family - you will be nurturing your family bonding and creating lasting memories together!
I've lost much sleep in these last days scared and worried for these children and their parents, wanting to help immigrant families, and staying desperately attached to my facebook feed and all the news sites to see if there is any way that a "regular" person can help. Expressing outrage isn't ... Read More
Spoiler Alert: I scoured the web and found some of the most awesome creative ideas and inspirations for art projects, fun crafts, games, and activities that work for all children - from kids, to tweens, to teenagers. These are truly beautiful art projects and super fun crafts for teens and tweens, ... Read More
Spoiler Alert: It's not too hard to find books with main characters who defy gender stereotypes for younger children. They teach valuable lessons about equality and gender based double standards. But finding kids books that defy gender stereotypes and roles once they become school age and start ... Read More
Every arrival of a New Year feels like an opportunity to be grateful for all that has come before and to begin again to touch the lives of others in a positive and meaningful way. I know I feel the exhilaration of that new beginning each new year brings! We all make New Year's resolutions and have ... Read More