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Traveling with kids can be bond-building experience for everyone, but it’s also challenging! Beyond delays, you’re forced to consider sleep schedules, picky eaters, hangry moods, short attention spans, meltdowns, and more! I’m sharing a few tips and tricks that have made traveling with my own kids smoother and more enjoyable throughout the years.
In honor of National Teachers Day, we are breaking down all of the reasons why our teachers deserve more than just an apple.
Imagine if you were in a relationship with yourself – do you treat yourself well on a daily basis? Is your mind kind to your body and soul? The five love languages – words of affirmation, physical touch, quality time, gifts, and acts of service, are typically seen as the way we are loved by others, but they can also apply to the ways we love ourselves.
Women’s empowerment and family policy advocate, leading democratic political strategist, host of the popular She Pivots podcast, contributing editor to Marie Claire and mother of three (phew!) — we’re thrilled to welcome Emily Tisch Sussman to the Bene Blog.
Parenting practices worldwide share three primary goals: ensuring children’s health and safety, preparing children for life as productive adults, and transmitting cultural values. A high-quality parent-child relationship is critical for healthy development. With so many different types of parenting styles–ways in which parents interact with their children–it can be difficult to know which is the most effective.
Friendships that aren’t serving you (and possibly never did serve you) can be more damaging than not having the friendship at all. Sometimes we’re friends with people for a variety of reasons — proximity, childhood, convenience…and there are times when you may know that you’ve outgrown each other yet you still try to maintain the friendship.
Raising children is one of the most rewarding and challenging things people will do in their lifetime. Layered with marriage, careers, extended family relationships/backgrounds, friendships and everyday life…it becomes absolutely essential to have tools for helping kids become well-adjusted, self-aware and resilient. Setting healthy boundaries allows both parents and children to experience the most joy in life by reducing conflict.
One simple yet powerful tool that I frequently recommend is the practice of daily gratitude. Gratitude is the act of focusing on and appreciating the good things in our lives, and it has been shown to have a multitude of benefits for our mental health and overall happiness.
February marks the start of Black History Month, a federally recognized celebration of the contributions and achievements of Black people throughout history. It is also an opportunity to reflect on the struggles and challenges faced by Black communities and to work towards creating a more inclusive and just society.