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August 11, 2018

Would you believe that the average child in America gets 8 - 10 colds per year?

Consider having two or more kids, and you could have the potential of having sick ones at home at least once a month. That's not to mention them bringing the contagious germs home to you.

So, what's a parent to do?

1. Get your kids back into a routine of going to bed early. When they get run down, their small bodies suffer. With a weakened immune system, they're more likely to fall victim to any passing illness. 

If they're not feeling well, you'll have irritable children and that can affect their performance at school. Lack of sleep keeps them from being alert in the classroom and focusing on their studies.

2. Make sure your child has a healthy diet. Don't let their dislike of vegetables keep you from preparing delicious meals that will fuel them throughout the day.

There are so many ways to incorporate veggies into their diet. From fruit and vegetable smoothies for breakfast, cut up broccoli, carrots, an...

September 6, 2016

It's that time of the year when our kids are heading back to school. It's exciting, but it can also be hectic. When children have a rough morning at home, they often carry that stressful emotion to school. It can impact how they get along with other kids and negatively affect their class work.

You can often tell if a child's day started out well by how they carry themselves. Being proactive and planning in advance will guarantee that your child has the best possible chance for success.

The key to a great day starts the night before. These simple tips will help make your life and theirs much easier:

The night before:

1. Make lunches (theirs and yours) immediately after dinner.
2. Get backpacks filled and ready to go and put them in their designated spot.
3. Have your kids take baths or showers.
4. Lay out clothes.
5. Turn off all electronics at least one hour before turning in.
6. Talk with kids about any fears or concerns they might have.

7. Pray with your child.

8. Get to bed early...

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