ParentFurther Blog


By: Dr. Gene Roehlkepartain

Setting expectations for our kids is an ongoing challenge for parents. On the one hand, it’s easy to communicate what we expect. Yet that doesn't necessarily go far enough.

Other Blog Posts

Jim Conway, Senior Trainer at Search Institute, and parent education expert, shares his tips for helping young people learn to be responsible with money.

Nothing teaches your kids how to manage money better than getting them involved in your family budget. It’s a small thing you can do that will make a huge impact.

We live in a candy-crazed society, so it probably comes as no surprise that most kids crave sweets. The upcoming Easter holiday is one that is especially candy-coated. How are you responding to the clamor for candy?

Money (or the lack of it) constantly makes headlines, but too often we avoid the topic with our kids. Why? Because talking about money isn’t always easy.

If you asked your kids what you spend money on and what you don’t, what would they say? Our kids are learning a lot about what we value and how we use our money to promote our values.

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

It’s April Fool’s Day! What do you expect will happen? Some people dread this holiday. Others skip it. But if you’re a parent, it’s likely that your kids will do something to celebrate it. So make this a day to have some fun! Consider these ideas.

What can parents do to stop bullying? Research says: 90 percent of children in grades 3 to 6 say they have been bullied at some time. Read on for three simple tips you can use to address the problem.

If your teenager believes he or she can take an unsupervised spring break, it’s time to start negotiating! Here’s how we did it in my family:

It doesn’t matter what the issue is. Dealing with tough issues is tough. They’re hard to talk about. They’re hard to work through. Try these five secrets for dealing with tough issues.

How do you help your kids do their best on a standardized test? Follow these 10 easy steps for success.