Brrr, it’s cold outside…have your home heating source checked annually and serviced to insure that it is working properly and well ventilated. If you are renting an apartment, check with the management to see what the process is and when it will take place. If you are renting a home, check with your rental company to see what the process is and who will pay for the service.
Trying to keep children engaged with family time during the break from the challenges of school can be a challenge for many parents. Many children want to hang out with friends and vacation away from their families. Why not create some fun activities that will keep them interest in “family-time” without intruding on “their time”? Hobby Day Have a day(s) during the week when your child is encouraged to invite friends over to participate in their favorite hobby Movie Night with a Twist Have a theme-movie night where… Read More →
As teens and tweens get older, they want more choices. As many parents can attest, they also desire to provide more input on how they utilize their time. What a better time than during the holiday season to engage your child’s interests. Assign them a holiday planning duty suited for their particular interests Communicate in ways that promote compromise to various holiday ideas. In other words, be flexible. Be welcoming to new ideas. Show them the appreciation for their efforts.
After Thanksgiving the holiday spirit can be seen throughout many neighborhoods in Tarrant County. As you go and enjoy the beautiful lights and decorations, here are some tips to make your experience enjoyable: If the weather permits, park the car and walk. This saves gas and gives the kids an opportunity to see the lights up close. Carpool with friends or neighbors to make the experience more collective. Check with your local chamber of commerce to see if there are any tour groups available. Safety first! Do not… Read More →
Stay home if you or your child is sick. Cover coughs and sneezes with a disposable tissue. If you do not have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your upper sleeve or elbow. Do not cough into your hands. Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth. Regularly wash hands for 20 seconds to minimize the spread of germs. Disinfect and clean surfaces objects that may be contaminated with the flu virus.
Rationing your child’s prized Halloween treats can be a daunting experience for parents. Though children may want to gobble down sugary treats, it is not the best thing to do. So what you can you do with all that candy? Gift it out as a prize for good work Create gift baskets to issue to local charitable organizations, nursing homes, hospitals, hospices, churches, etc. Create a candy bowl for co-workers or friends