ParentFurther Blog


By: Becky Post

Search Institute is currently doing a lot of work to help adolescents develop perseverance skills to reach their school and life goals. A precursor to children developing perseverance is executive function, a term that refers to the capacity to control one’s behavior and direct it toward longer-term goals.

Other Blog Posts

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.

By: Becky Post

If you have a child in an out-of-school-time sport or club, you may have been recruited to coach or lead that activity.

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.

By Amy Williams, Guest Blogger

Unfortunately, depression in children is real. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry estimates that 5 percent of all children suffer from depression.

By Samantha MacDonald, Web & Social Media Specialist, ParentFurther.com

Did you know that over half of grandparents say that being a grandparent is “the single most important and satisfying thing in their life”?

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.

By: Becky Post

Many families spend a lot of time in vehicles in the summer, whether it involves a long driving trip or running kids to soccer tournaments. July is National Purposeful Parenting Month and a perfect time to connect with your children occurs in the car.

By: Samantha MacDonald, Web & Social Media Specialist, ParentFurther

You probably ask your kids questions every day. What do you want for supper? Have you cleaned your room yet? These kind of questions require short and to-the-point answers.

By: Brandon Capaletti, Guest Blogger

Today's kids can be under extreme pressure in the world of sports. Many parents, coaches, and even peers are pressuring kids to do better and push harder.

By: Dr. Gene Roehlkepartain

We all want our children to grow up healthy, and we know it is important that they eat nutritious foods and get exercise. Yet mothers, fathers, and other parenting adults often struggle to help their kids develop healthy habits.