Traveling with the Fam? Check Out These Essential Tips for Stress Busting and Saving Money

Planning A Family Vacation

Some of the best family memories are made during vacations. Very few things compare to the whole family having one experience that is preserved in memories, stories, and pictures for years to come. With some advance planning and flexibility, family trips can be a wonderful time for everyone. So, let’s talk about how to make …

These Are the Best Budget Tricks to Ensure Your Family Vacation Is Epic

Family Travel Tips

Traveling with the family can be rewarding. Unfortunately, it can also be expensive, not to mention stressful. But there are practical ways you can save money and still ensure your family vacation becomes one for the scrapbook.   Travel During the Off-Season Most families tend to travel in the summer or during school breaks. Depending on …

Authoritative Parenting: Characteristics and Effects

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What is Authoritative Parenting? A parent with an authoritative style is demanding, but also responsive. Demanding: Parents have high yet reasonable expectations and set rules to guide their children’s decision making. Responsive: Parents have a high degree of warmth and nurturing where children’s thoughts, opinions and feelings are taken into consideration. Being responsive is the …

Are You an Uninvolved Parent?

What is an Uninvolved Parent?  Uninvolved Parenting, also known as neglectful parenting, is neither demanding nor responsive. Not Demanding: Parents have little to no expectations for their children’s behavior. Not Responsive: Parents are neglectful of their children’s needs. Some examples of uninvolved parenting include: “You’re on your own” mindset Parents expect children to raise themselves …

Are you using an Authoritarian Parenting Style?

Authoritarian Parenting

What is an Authoritarian Parent? Two things define authoritarian parenting: high demands and low responsiveness. High Demands: Parents have expectations that children follow directions with no explanations, lots of restrictions and harsh punishments. Low Responsiveness: Parents don’t consider child’s circumstances or feelings. Authoritarian parents are often stern, strict, cold, and aloof to their child’s emotional …