Practice Gratitude With Your Child

Gratitude has been shown to help kids and adults practice resilience through tough times by focusing on the positive emotions that come with spending quality time with family and friends. That’s why character education matters. Throughout the year, it’s important to find opportunities to reflect and think of ways to relieve the stress of today’sContinue reading “Practice Gratitude With Your Child”

Make the Holidays Less Stressful for the Whole Family

Between changes in routine and visiting family (or having them visit you), the holidays can be emotionally overwhelming for children and adults alike, even in “normal times.” Add in inclement weather, the desire for a perfect holiday and parents still working, and you have a perfect cocktail for emotional meltdowns. “The key to enjoying whateverContinue reading “Make the Holidays Less Stressful for the Whole Family”

Safely Celebrate Halloween with Your Pets

Whether heading to a party, celebrating on social media or greeting little ghouls and goblins at home, getting the entire family – including the four-legged family members – involved in the Halloween festivities can be the biggest treat of all. However, it’s important to take some precautions to avoid spooking your pets, particularly if you’llContinue reading “Safely Celebrate Halloween with Your Pets”

Stress Less on Your Next Family Vacation

A vacation is all about getting away and taking a break from the pressures of daily life. Some smart planning and the use of handy travel apps can help ensure your next adventure is a stress-free success. Create a Travel Buffer When booking your trip, plan an extra day or two on the front andContinue reading “Stress Less on Your Next Family Vacation”

Make a Positive Impact in Your Community

Acts of kindness, big and small, have the ability to change the world, one community at a time. After more than a year of isolation for many people across the country, now is the perfect time to do good and build unity in your area. According to a national survey from the Harvard Graduate SchoolContinue reading “Make a Positive Impact in Your Community”

Home Cleaning Hacks for Fall

Cooler fall temperatures mean you’re likely to spend more time indoors. Taking time to spruce up inside and out can make you more comfortable and give you peace of mind that your home is tidy, clean and prepared to weather the months ahead. Tidy Outdoor Spaces Before stashing your lawn care equipment, give your homeContinue reading “Home Cleaning Hacks for Fall”