Blissful Family, Blog, Communication, Parenting

Helping Your Teenager Manage Stressful Situations

Parenting through the transition from adolescence through puberty is an emotional rollercoaster.  There are so many changes happening to a child in this phase of life. Physical changes are the most obvious and the ones parents often give the most attention.  It’s rather difficult to ignore the odor of a teenaged boy’s room. Social changes are… Read More Helping Your Teenager Manage Stressful Situations

Blissful Family, Communication, Current Events, Parenting

5 Ways Parents Can Help Children Manage Emotions

This past week has been highly emotional for our family. Olivia and Alexandra were both very interested and involved in the progress of the presidential election. Olivia had a school project following both candidates, their platforms and policies, and even analyzing the debates. Alexandra is studying US History in school this year, and the structure… Read More 5 Ways Parents Can Help Children Manage Emotions

Communication, Relationships

5 Tips to Have a Great Relationship All Year

Valentine’s Day (Weekend)has come and gone. And the rush of flowers, cards, candy, dinners, and dates with it. Harold and I don’t really do Valentine’s Day. One year we spent our evening enjoying the  Kentucky Opera’s presentation of the timeless classic Romeo and Juliet. Followed by the drive through at Wendy’s. For us, it was a good… Read More 5 Tips to Have a Great Relationship All Year

Blog, Communication

Effective Communication with Your Entire Family

Effective Communication is the foundation of every relationship. Healthy relationships are often marked by open, honest, caring, effective communication where each party clearly understands and attempts to meet the other’s needs. Every communication contains five basic elements: a sender, a message, a channel, a receiver, and feedback. Because human nature is complex and full of… Read More Effective Communication with Your Entire Family

Blog, Communication, Parenting

When Complete Strangers Cyber Bully Your Child

The widespread use of online and social media has given everyday people the ability to become well known in what seems like an instant. In pursuit of becoming an internet sensation, like Perez Hilton or Awesomely Luvvie, more people are sharing their opinions on anything and everyone for the chance at 15 minutes of [Facebook] fame.… Read More When Complete Strangers Cyber Bully Your Child