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

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.

Are you an active listener? How would your kids grade your listening skills?

Sometimes kids get so upset they don’t want to talk. Other times, they may be going through a “no talking” phase (actually it’s more of a “no talking to parents” phase).

Our world is changing. So are families. In many ways, it doesn’t matter how families are created but how family members interact and thrive.