Family Mealtimes: 5 Keys Make Them Work

family mealtimes can be as simple as tacos

Are family mealtimes a challenge in your family? They are so important for your child’s success and well-being that they are worth the extra effort. The Challenge of Scheduling Family Mealtimes “But I can’t.” Seventeen-year-old Alyssa stood in the middle of the kitchen with her arms folded across her chest….  Read More

Family Meals: Too Important to Skip

Family Meals important to kids

Family meals have such a vital role in the transmission of our faith, our values, and our culture that we cannot afford to skip them. We are all too busy, but this is one activity that must not be sacrificed because of our schedules. Family Meals or Command Central The…  Read More

Sleep: Count Sheep?

Sleep deprived teen

  Sleep comes easily for some, but many teenagers find it hard to disengage from activities and wind down at night. There are some ways to make sleep come more easily. Sleep and a Typical Teen Bleary-eyed, Shawn dragged into the kitchen and opened the fridge. “Where’s the juice?” “Open…  Read More

Sleep Deprivation and Overload

Sleep deprivation and overload

Sleep deprivation is rampant in our nation. Nowhere is it so prevalent as among our teens. The consequences are costly and sometimes fatal. I looked around the roomful of teens. One boy sitting by the windows was engaged and alert. Two girls whispered to each other. Most of the others…  Read More