ParentFurther Blog


By Sarah Willis, Guest Blogger

Reading rates among children have declined over the years. Fortunately, parents can greatly influence children’s reading habits and set kids on the path to becoming lifelong lovers of books.

Other Blog Posts

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

As Thanksgiving draws near, parents always hope they can teach their kids to be thankful. The trick, however, is that being thankful is really a year-round effort. So, if you’ve been slacking in this department, aim to make Thanksgiving a kick-off point for practicing thankfulness as a family—all year long. Read more >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

How do you stay close to family members when you’re separated by distance? Whether it’s because of divorce, a military deployment, a student going off to college, or business trips, keeping in touch while you’re away matters. Research reveals that when family members adapt well to change, they’re more likely to weather the ups and downs of being apart. Read more >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain
Do your kids have a favorite aunt or uncle? Your own relationship with your sibling or siblings can weigh heavily on the type of relationship he or she will have with your child. Learn more >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain
Don’t you wish you could just be a parent some days instead of a referee of a fight between your kids that never seems to end? Get help here.

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

How do you show affection? When kids are young, it’s often easier. Young children love hugs, saying “I love you,” and snuggling. But as kids get older, they often bristle when you try these things. So, it’s important to adapt. Read more >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

Is your child’s schedule so busy that you spend your days racing from activity to activity, or does your child refuse to get involved in anything? In order to raise kids well, they need a balance of activities. Learn more >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain
We all want our kids to succeed in school, but success is not as simple as climbing a ladder. Setbacks will occur. Here’s how to get through the tough times to help your child excel. Read more >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain
What kind of habits does your child have? Are they mostly good? Mostly bad? Or downright ugly? Help is here!

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! >