On Sunday, March 15, 2020, our world started to close in. North Dakota’s governor announced a statewide closure of all schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All residents were urged to go into “Quarantine” and abide by strict social...
If there is one character trait parents want to teach their child in 2020, it would be resiliency. It seems a better time than ever to encourage resiliency in our kids. Resilience is the ability to achieve positive outcomes -...
Summer is a time for fun, sun, cookouts, lake days, and a break from the day-to-day grind of the school year. But for a child with ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), the lack of structure and unpredictability can be anxiety-provoking....
Most of us have heard the term Helicopter Parent; they are the parents who are quick to rescue their children for the littlest things, sometimes even going as far as completing homework or other tasks to ensure their kids...
  It's a familiar scene to many parents: you finally get your kiddo into bed only for them to come out, over and over again. Or, it's the middle of the night and you find a kid (or 2) in...
Anyone else enter motherhood with determination that your child will always eat their vegetables and try all foods without complaint? No way will my kids be picky eaters. They will joyfully try everything I serve them. I was a...
We've all been there: you're tucking your kiddo in at night and the guilt washes over you. Guilt from how your kid behaved, guilt from how you reacted, and guilt for it happening yet again.  All you can muster is,...
I had planned on writing this post this summer as a way to improve your child's independence through visuals and, at the same time, decrease arguments and power struggles. But it is likely that during this quarantine you will...
"Who do you think I will live with if both of my parents die?" This is what a student asked me at school last week. I'm not sure if I looked as shocked as I felt, but I took a...
"Chickery chick cha la cha la..." His positive attitude rang through the house. He sang animatedly as he strummed his guitar. Standing 6 feet 5 inches tall, he always towered over us kids even as he sat and strummed. "I want...

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Hygge: A Cozy Strategy to Get Through Winter

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  When the temperatures drop, the wind picks up, and the days are looking grey, hygge can bring some warmth and comfort into life. So, what...