Participation Trophies

Participation Trophies. The idea is met with a a variety of opinions. While many argue they keep kids from feeling defeated or left out many claim giving the team that wins the same prize as the team that did the worst doesn't make sense. Why should a child who just shows up get the same acknowledgement as the child who works hard each day and does his best and excels? Does this make kids entitled? Does it teach them that you don't have to do your best... you just have to do enough? Or does it build self esteem? Here's what our longtime Sponsor and Contributor, Stephanie Moir of Serene Mind Psychology. Her take? ""Participation trophies can't be just handed out to kids without them realizing

Make Time for Family

Life is busy. We, as parents, often don’t take the time we should to slow down and share moments with our children and that is why our children may make less time for us as they grow. With school, extra curricular activities, friends, and interests of their own, the days of family fun are growing fewer each year. So change it! Find new and fun ways each month to slow down and spend time with your family. Not sure what to do? Here are some great ideas that you can do with your kids no matter what age they are. Create a “TO DO Board”. A simple cork board is all it takes. You could even go to the craft shop and create your own as a family. Let everyone add a decorating element to the board. As

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