Jolene Roehlkepartain

10 Tips to Beat Summer Boredom

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 >

Bonding With Grandparents

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 >

Fun with Fruits and Veggies!

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 >

It's Time to Get Real about Mobile Technology

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 >

Revisit Your 'Declaration of Independence' This Holiday Weekend!

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 >

How to Create Meaningful Birthday Celebrations

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 >

5 Easy Ways to Make Family Reunions Memorable

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain
Summertime is a popular time for family reunions, but too often family reunions are like junior high gatherings: Cliques abound! Try these ideas for making your next family reunion a memorable one. Read more >

Why Pets Are Good for Kids

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain
Kids and families can learn a lot from owning a pet, and research now shows that kids benefit greatly when there’s a pet in the house. More >

Why Structure is Important

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain
Have the summer doldrums hit your home yet? They usually do at some point. Kids start getting bored, and they start driving you crazy because they’re pestering you to come up with ideas that interest them. So how do you keep your kids busy in meaningful ways? Create a meaningful structure!

10 Tips to Help You Create a Culture of Reading

By: Jolene Roehlkepartian

True statement: If you give your child the choice of playing a video game or reading a book, the video game will win almost every time. Simple solution: Don’t give your kids those kinds of choices…

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