October 28, 2019

SPONSORED BY: Out of Door Academy It takes so much more for a child to be ready for kindergarten than just writing his/her name, recognizing letters....

October 28, 2019

Are you tired of yelling, bribing and threatening your kids to get them to do their chores? Here are 6 tips to cleaning success!

February 6, 2019

We forget how sensitive this stage can be. Yet now, more than ever is the time to be available to your kid. Despite all of their attempts to push you away, they still need you. Here are 12 do’s and don’ts in getting your tween or teen to confide in you

November 13, 2018

Pets can be extremely valuable to your children. Here are 10 good reasons why pets are good for kids.

If you are 18+ and live in Manatee, join us! Couples and individuals welcome!

Participants will learn:

• How to improve your relationships in just 13 weeks

• Get help with employment and finances.

All services are FREE
All services are offered in English and Spanish


August 14, 2018

SPONSORED BY: Sarasota Scullers Youth Rowing Club

Our son’s middle school English teacher suggested to our young man that he might like the Sarasota Scullers and organized rowing. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that that recommendation was the most impactful th...

"Get me a drink of water," demanded the seven-year-old girl on the couch. A few minutes later the sibling chimed in with, "Bring me some chips!" The please and thank you manners were painfully missing. Dad was oblivious to what was happening as mom continued to cater t...


1. Adult supervision is of paramount importance. Parents need to focus on their children 100% of the time. No distractions!

2. Practice “touch supervision” (a term used by the American Academy of Pediatrics). This means that at all times, the supervising adult is...

March 11, 2018

4 Parenting Mistakes a Mom Inadvertently Made with Her Daughter

I was at a friend's house listening to her 9-year-old daughter play the piano. Her mother piped in and announced that she was going to play the other part of the duet. Her daughter raised her hand and said...

When will they be ready?

Rites of passage have certainly changed over the years. When I was growing up Sweet Sixteen parties, getting the keys to the car, Mitzvahs, Quinceañeras and high school graduation parties were the milestones. Today, the gateway to adulthood seem...

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