With the holidays quickly approaching, as parents it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle as we try to prepare to check things off our never-ending lists. That’s exactly why it’s important during this crazy time to take a moment to step back and reflect on what we’re teaching our kiddos during the holidays.

As a parent, I sometimes struggle with getting my kiddos to do what I’m asking of them. It can be frustrating when they don’t listen or don’t follow through with instructions, even at a young age.

Let’s be real. Having conversations about sex and relationships with your children can be awkward and uncomfortable. Maybe you remember squirming through talks with your parents and you’re nervous about getting it right with your children. That’s normal. Just remember, these talks matter.

It is important to be supportive of your child’s athletics without going overboard, which could jeopardize your child's spot on a team or make your child uninterested in the activity. Here are some tips for the parents of student athletes.

Empower your children by displaying empathy, doing random acts of kindness, sticking up for someone being put down, teaching inclusiveness, and widening their awareness with real-life or TV incidents of bullying and talking through the roles of everyone involved.

Every drop of breast milk offers cells, hormones and antibodies to help protect your little one from illness. In fact, colostrum, the milk produced during pregnancy and after birth, is known as “liquid gold” thanks to its rich nutrients and antibodies.