ParentFurther Blog


By: Dr. Jenna Sethi, Guest Blogger

What do you like most about being with your family? In our November webinar, Nurturing Strong Family Relationships During the Teenage Years, we asked webinar participants to tell us what they enjoy most about being together as a family.

Other Blog Posts

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain
Getting ready for school can be a lot of fun as long as everything doesn’t happen at the last minute! Beat back to school stress, and spread out everything that needs to get done over these next few weeks of summer so that by the time school starts, you and your kids can relax and step confidently into the new school year. Read More >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

Every year, on the first Tuesday in August, communities across the nation gather to create neighborhood spirit, get to know their neighbors, and create safer neighborhoods. If you’ve never attended the annual event, I have a few good reasons why you should!

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

The community in which you live often has a gold mine of opportunities for families. Research reveals that a strong community protects kids from risky behaviors. Read More >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain
In Minnesota, we live for summers! There almost always isn’t a weekend where a barbecue or picnic isn’t happening. Over the years, I’ve learned that when you make these events special and simple, your kids can enjoy them more. Try these tips for a successful family picnic. Read More >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain
The familiar sound of “I’m boooored!” is bound to kick in at some point over the summer. But don’t despair! A bored kid often needs a jump-start with a new idea or a new activity. Consider these 10 secrets for shaking the boredom blues and getting kids excited about doing something. Read More >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

Did you know that 72% of grandparents think that being a grandparent is “the single most important and satisfying thing in their life.” Here are some other facts about grandparents that you may find surprising: Read more >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

It’s the season for fresh fruits and veggies! Gardens are beginning to reveal some of the fruits of their harvest, and farmer’s markets are plentiful! Create ways to make eating vegetables and fruits more fun with kids. Read more >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

Too many parents assume that the biggest “technology danger” is kids connecting with predators online. It’s time for parents to get real about the dangers of mobile technology. Read more >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain
Every Fourth of July, I not only celebrate the independence of our country, but I assess how my kids’ path of independence is going. I challenge you to do the same this holiday weekend. Read More >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain
At the risk of being viewed as a “party pooper”, I stand firm by the following belief: Too many parents go overboard with their kids’ birthdays! We need to be intentional about what we’re teaching our kids by the way we celebrate their birthday. Read More >