Brush Teeth

CREATE CONSISTENT HABITS by Crystal Horton

  Recently, I overheard some parents contemplating whether a structured routine was necessary for their young child. They felt it didn’t allow their child to create and think on his own. I believe children thrive in a structured environment. For example, when a child learns to brush their teeth they’re learning good hygiene habits. Lincoln Read More

Family Bike Ride

Summer Fun Activity: Go for a Bike Ride

Hello, all! This summer my children are participating in swim lessons, a few blocks from our home. I came up with an idea to encourage my kids to ride their bikes to class. (I run, they ride.) This has been a wonderful experience. I’m teaching them bike safety and road safety while we attain some incredible health Read More

Listen to Understand

Listen to Understand

Developing good family communication skills is enhanced through spending quality time talking with each other. Communication is the lifeblood of relationships. It’s another way of expressing love to each member of your family. Some productive communication examples include: Being honest but kind Listening to understand Avoid mind-reading Asking questions Avoid criticizing, evaluating and acting superior Read More

Self-Motivation

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING PREPARED by Crystal Horton

Procrastination is the number one thief to goals. The top reasons for procrastination include feeling overwhelmed, confusion, boredom, lack of motivation and distractions. Procrastination is not always due to laziness, but to emotional and psychological barriers. It’s important to become aware of your procrastination triggers before they can be defeated. Jillian Michaels, a personal trainer Read More