Parenting

Tips for the Ultimate Backyard Campout

Want to get your kids outside this summer? Try bringing the camp lifestyle home. The experts at the Camping and Education Foundation have put together a list of tips to help parents throw the ultimate backyard campout that goes beyond flipping burgers and singing camp fire songs. Go Beyond the... Read More

Top 5 Safety Rules for Grandparents

Oaklee’s guest post by Laura Nikolovska, Program Director for Kids In Danger, a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to improving children’s product safety.   Pass this on to grandma- the top 5 safety rules that all grandparents need to know about baby safety Grandparents play a vital role in their grandchildren’s lives.... Read More

Never Say No

Authors Mark and Jan Foreman are parents to Jon and Tim Foreman of the Grammy-winning, multi-Platinum selling band Switchfoot. Their new book, Never Say No: Raising Big Picture Kids, released on May 1, 2015, from publisher David C Cook. Here are their ideas for avoiding the word “no.” Never Say No 7 IDEAS FOR PARENTS... Read More

5 Steps to Teach Gratitude to Children

Oaklee’s guest post by Monisha Vasa, M.D. My brain knows that gratitude is important.  I know when I am in a state of gratitude–aware of my blessings, small and big, I feel happier and less alone.  I feel more connected to the people around me, and my life experiences. I... Read More

Teach Good Money Habits to your Kids

Do your kids get an allowance? Do they have a savings account? April is Financial Literacy Month and it’s a great time to teach your kids the basics of money. (Use these 30 steps to financial wellness for yourself, too!)   Here are some tips from Take Charge America, a... Read More

Why You Should Read to Babies Every Day

Guest Post from Read Aloud 15 MINUTES Before elementary school.  Before kindergarten.  Before preschool.  Your child is learning.  Not just learning – learning at lightning speed from the day he or she is born. Science has proven that birth to age 5 is perhaps the most important period of... Read More