Other Blog Posts

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

Halloween is coming. Are you ready? Follow these five tips for finding the perfect Halloween costume, and bask in all the fun the season has to offer! Read more >

Any parent can relate to this: when kids want something, they want it RIGHT NOW! The more they want it, the louder they get, and the more they push you! Read Jolene’s parenting story about dealing with one impatient, impulsive kid on the ParentFurther blog. Go there now! >

Our talented friend, Kendra from Southern Disposition is a super mom to one adorable, smart, and active preschooler. We’re thrilled that she agreed to share with us this amazingly brilliant list of the amazingly awesome activity ideas she created to keep her preschooler occupied and engaged. Not quite at preschool level yet? No worries. You can still challenge your toddler with many of the ideas on this list. Check it out! >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

We’re in the middle of football season, which means kids (and adults) are betting on football pools. Some are getting involved in fantasy football, which can be a fun game but can turn into gambling if money starts changing hands. Many adults do it. So, what’s the big deal about kids gambling? Read on to become a better informed parent >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

You had the perfect opportunity to teach your child an important lesson, but you blew it. Now what? Read more >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

How can you make a sleepover a successful experience for your child? It all depends on your child’s age and the steps you take to ensure a good experience. Read more >

Help us honor youth development pioneer, Dr. Peter Benson, who passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2011. For 30 years, Benson led the organization behind the 40 Developmental Assets, the core research to ParentFurther’s parenting approach. Learn more >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

Can your toddler throw a 45 minute tantrum? Does your elementary-age child slam doors? Does your teen chew you out when she’s angry or frustrated? Sounds like you might be at risk for parental burnout. It can happen at any age, and sometimes it can make you question why you ever decided to become a parent. Read more >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

Research has shown that the single most important thing a parent can do to help his or her child succeed at school is to get involved! Read more >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

School spirit is important for helping bring the student body together. Researchers have also found that when kids feel like they belong to a school, the more likely they are to succeed at school. So promote school spirit! As a parent, you can do a lot to help your child get into the school spirit. Read more >