How to Help Kids with Self-Esteem

Self-esteem effects so much more than just a child’s personality. Self-esteem is one of those cyclical things. With great self-esteem tends to come confidence in their school work. With confidence in their work comes good grades. With good grades comes… high self-esteem! It is a magical thing. It can be a painful thing to watch if your little one is not as self-confident as they should be, and it can have some pretty negative consequences. So what can you do to boost their confidence?

Teach your child to fail and win

Failing is inevitable, necessary and good! “You will fail,” are three important words your child needs to hear from you often.  Let’s face it, none of us enjoy failing or watching our child fail, but it is an important part of the learning process. We can all agree that making mistakes is part of being human, and none of […]

White Supremacists Still Exist. Here’s What White Parents Can Do About It.

HuffPost recently published an article that we believe is an excellent resource for parents struggling with the fact that white supremacists still exist.   They spoke to parents, activists, educators and allies about how to teach kids to combat racism. And they came up with 15 takeaways for parents to keep in mind.   Click here to […]

Gamblers more likely to have suffered childhood traumas, research shows

Source: University of Lincoln   Men with problem and pathological gambling addictions are more likely to have suffered childhood traumas including physical abuse or witnessing violence in the home, according to new research. Psychologists examined responses in a survey of more than 3,000 men on a variety of life factors, and found that just over […]

How to Ensure Your Child/Children are School Ready

How to Ensure Your Child/Children are School Ready By Paula-Elizabeth Jordan   I wanted to write this article for two reasons. First because the next term after the summer holidays is, in a lot of countries, when children either start school, or move up to the next academic year. Also, reflecting on my own childhood, despite […]

How your parenting style affects your child’s future

A research group led by NISHIMURA Kazuo (Project Professor at the Kobe University Center for Social Systems Innovation) and YAGI Tadashi (Professor at the Doshisha University Faculty of Economics) have released survey results showing that children who receive positive attention and care from their parents have high incomes, high happiness levels, academic success, and a […]

Parenting From The Trenches – Episode 6 – Sarah Cody

This livestream “Parenting From The Trenches” episode originally aired on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. EDT. The topic is “Work-Life Balance” with special guest Sarah Cody, award-winning journalist and reporter for Fox 61 and the Hartford Courant and host of the “Mommy Minute”. “Parenting From The Trenches” Episodes NEXT UP: January 17, 2018: […]

Watch Yellowbrick co-founder Matt Connell’s interview with News 8

Yellowbrick co-founder Matt Connell appeared on WTNH to talk about our mission to help build stronger parents, families and communities. Read more on this story on Channel 8’s website.

Helicopter parenting at the doctor’s office may impact teen health

Parents of teens may struggle letting go of the reins when it comes to their children’s health checkups, a new national poll suggests.   Just 34 percent of parents say their teen discussed health concerns privately with a doctor without them in the room, and less than 10 percent say their teens can complete their […]