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Sara Sutton Fell is the CEO and Founder of FlexJobs, the leading service for telecommuting, flexible, freelance, and part-time job listings. With over 15 years experience in the online job market, Sara is an advocate for flexible workplaces and work-life balance, and she and the entire FlexJobs team telecommute from their home offices and work flexible schedules year-round. Sara lives and works in Boulder, Colorado with her husband and two sons.

Expert Articles by Sara Sutton Fell

Being a Better Parent

Achieving successful work-life balance is possible for parents
Work-life balance for working parents will look different for every parent and every family. To make it work, be sure to define it for you and your family, take stock of your current situation and wha...

Expert Articles Sponsored by Sara Sutton Fell

Finding a New Job

How to survive looking for a new job
Being proactive and creative by exhausting all of your opportunities (not just the ones right in front of you), can help you shorten your job search process and find your next career opportunity. You ...
Negotiate your job offer and get what you want
 Negotiating is part of the job search process and really, a part of life. Confidence in negotiating is particularly lacking in women, a frustrating legacy of their former roles as “less than equal...
Keep Your Job Search Alive over the Holidays
Job hunting during the holidays is not a time to slow down, but rather accelerate, your job search. Like you, companies are trying very hard to fill the headcount needs they planned for earlier in the...
Seeking and winning your first job after college
Remember to use every resource possible. The more places you look and the more you submit your resume, the higher your chances are of being hired....
How to succeed at networking for a new job
Networking should be something you do on a regular basis and something you maintain. If you’re a scheduler, then put a calendar reminder to follow up with a contact you recently met. Networking buil...
How to succeed in an interview
The most important advice you should take into an interview is to be yourself. Remember interviews are a two way process, and this is an opportunity for you to make sure that this company aligns with ...
Creating a resume that will get noticed
Remember, the resume is merely your ticket to an interview. Keep it easy to read, packed full of great details about your background and relevant information about what you bring to a workplace, and t...
Use your degree to get the perfect job in the career field you want
Landing a job is easier than you think if you have an effective application package that lists your degree, major, and sought after skills right up front. Employing all the resources available to help...
Prepare a financial plan in advance of being laid off
Change can be intimidating, especially if it wasn’t by choice. Unfortunately, change is also inevitable for most of us when it comes to our jobs. Following a few steps can put you and your finances ...
How to succeed in a phone screen or phone interview for a new job
The phone interview is critical to employment success. Be prepared, be yourself, and have a one on one conversation....
Use LinkedIn in your job search and build professional network
Just like a resume or business card, LinkedIn is a tool in your job search. If you print your resume and never hand it to anyone it won’t do you any good. If you have business cards but never introd...
Attract recruiters and new job opportunities with LinkedIn
LinkedIn can be an effective tool for helping you find a job. Remember to remain professional, think strategically and stay involved on LinkedIn to make the most of potential employment opportunities....
While in college get the internship that will land your dream job
The numbers don’t lie. Internships are the number one tool to help any college student get a job. But finding internships takes some hard work. By following this basic advice, you will be well on yo...
Do not be afraid to cold call the company where you want to work
Being proactive and contacting a company out of the blue can be your best career move ever, if done right. Follow this advice and it could help you get the job of your dreams....
Applying for an overseas job requires preparation and diligence
Overseas work is a great way to see the world and expand your resume. Don’t be unprepared and realize that you need to be at the top of your game so that the employer knows you are the one for the j...
Get ready for the job market, so that you can land your dream job
There is no doubt that being well prepared for the job market can make a big difference in how you stand out among your competition. Armed with the necessary personal and online tools to build a stron...
Boost your resume and job search with an authentic video resume
Video resumes are the new way to find a career. Without one, you will be left behind in the competitive job hunting market. Keep this advice in mind, and good luck in your job search....
Succeed in a job interview with confidence and authenticity
Remember, the interviewer is not there to scare you or trick you. They want you to be the best fit for the job, because it means they can stop looking. Keep in mind this advice when preparing for the ...
Gain an advantage in your job search with an online portfolio
An online portfolio is a fantastic way to highlight your skills and accomplishments to potential employers. Ingest these chunks of advice, and you’ll see your online portfolio become a potent weapon...
Evaluate your first job offer to make sure it’s the best opportunity
Getting offered a job is a wonderful experience, but you should be diligent in making sure that you aren’t just taking the job just to have a job, unless of course you need the money. Make sure that...
Be professional in a phone interview to win the job
Keep in mind that no matter how much coaching we receive, advice that we get, and books that we read about interviewing, we cannot ever guarantee who will be on the other end of the phone. They may be...
Military veterans: create the perfect cover letter for civilian jobs
When you implement this advice for writing the perfect cover letter, you will know that your cover letter will get read. Just as it takes only about 10-15 seconds for someone to sum up an opinion of y...
Military veterans: create a professional resume for civilian jobs
The one resume fits all or generic resume does not exist if you want to get hired. You will have several resumes that you use as the basis for tailoring each of your resumes for each job you are apply...
College grads: prepare a great resume even with little work experience
Finding employment in today’s job market can be challenging and therefore it is important that your resume communicates to an employer within a few moments that it warrants further consideration. It...
Expert advice on how to best prepare for the interview
Successful interviewing takes practice and research. It is good to be confident in yourself and past work experience, but be sure to not overextend yourself. Keep it professional. Practice with a frie...
Advice on changing careers and finding a more satisfying job
When making a career change, do it for the right reasons. There is no sense in changing to a job you won’t like when your goal is to find a job where you will be happy. Do your research before quitt...
Advice to help those over 50 in their job search
Experience is a very attractive selling point for people over 50, so promote your life experience as you look for work. Don’t get too creative with your resume and definitely don’t embellish your ...
What to say in the job interview to the employer to get hired
As in most aspects of life, first impressions are important. What you say can and will impact whether or not you land a job. Candidates are hired because of a few little things they do or say, and the...
Men should dress professionally for their job interview
If you have an outstanding resume, your dress, appearance and image needs to be no less. You should make a compelling statement to the employer that you are the one they seek. Give reason why they tak...
Advice for finding a job when nothing else is working
In today’s job market, it’s more important than ever to have both a strategy and an open mind when searching for a new job. Although adopting these tips can be time consuming and may take you out ...
Advice for transitioning from power mom to workplace maven
Give yourself credit for the successes that you had as a parent. Understand that there is benefit to be had from all of life’s experiences. The time you invested in raising your family will pay you ...
How to find and land the perfect job that is right for you
The process of landing your next job shouldn’t be a mystery. The steps involved in getting a quality job, especially one that’s a good personal fit, depend on how your research and priorities alig...
How to choose the best work-from-home business opportunity for you
A work-from-home opportunity can afford you the chance to improve your overall quality of life. When you choose the right kind of earning opportunity, you can also improve your personal wellness and h...
Use your network to successfully find and land your next job
Networking is something most people don’t think about because, on a conscious level, it’s something they don’t think they need. But the fact is that people network every day. Every conversation ...

Managing Your Career as an Employee

Receiving a bad performance review
A bad review doesn’t mean you are a total failure or that your days are numbered at that organization. Most often, it is a “wake up” call and can provide you the opportunity to really excel. The...
How to ask for a promotion
Feeling good about your work achievements and knowing what you can deliver are key factors in clarifying your readiness for a promotion. Asking your boss to help you move up works best when you can cl...
Know how to manage up
Learning how to work effectively with your boss requires solid communication. The more aware you are of your boss’s needs and viewpoints, the easier it becomes to provide your guidance and insight i...
Succeed in your first 30 days at the new job
A new job is both thrilling and intimidating at the same time. You want to prove to those you work with that you were the right choice. If you remain observant, listen, evaluate, and then execute whil...
How to overcome job and career burnout and be excited about work
No career or job is perfect, and there will always be challenges to face.  It's perfectly normal to re-evaluate where you are in your professional life.  The more open-minded you are, the easier it ...
Survive the office holiday party and protect your career
Office parties are meant to be a fun get together for employees, not a boring or forced obligation that everyone reluctantly attends. If you present yourself properly with the right look, poise, and g...
Dealing with a bad boss
You can reduce the struggles you have working for a difficult boss by developing the right communication process. Whether you’ve just started noticing problematic behavior from your boss or it’s a...
Help for adults in the workforce thinking about going back to college
Returning to school can be a daunting experience. The first challenge is finding the right school and working towards the right degree. The best path is to clarify personal goals, make sure that the d...
Control your anger and other negative emotions in the workplace
We are all doing the best we can both at home and at the office. When pressures mount the tendency is to release emotions on those who will be most affected. The problem with negative emotions in the ...
Deal with the office bully to create a positive work environment
Dealing with a bully is like any negotiation. You must establish mutual trust and respect. You must identify and eliminate their primary fear by being curious and compassionate. You can then create sh...
To confront the office bully effectively be diplomatic at work
Knowing some of the common behavioural types that you will most likely encounter during your time at work, is key in knowing how to deal with these specific people. Each have their own way to approach...
Learn to job hop successfully to help you reach your career goals
In today’s corporate world, there’s very little loyalty left on either side of the equation. Since the economic downturn, many employers have been vilified as heartless, selfish and focused on the...
Make the most of a performance evaluation to help you succeed at work
It’s easy for most of us to acknowledge the value of an effective performance evaluation, both as part of an assessment of an individual’s accomplishments and value to the organization, and also a...
Take charge of your career and achieve your full potential
This career stuff can be overwhelming, and can make you feel that you are simply along for the ride. Or worse, that someone else is your puppet master, like your own personal Wizard in the Land of Oz ...
Self motivation is the path to career success
When our lives are filled with activities and roles that are a fit for us, and give us ways to use our gifts and our skills and pursue our interests, we are less likely to experience that lack of moti...
Leave your job on good terms when you quit or resign
The reason people leave companies will always vary. One constant, regardless of reason, is your conduct. The more professional you are, even in circumstances that make it difficult to do so, the bette...
Expert advice for creating a professional image in the workplace
Your professional image is a key defining element that shapes your reputation. It is part of your personal brand both inside and outside the workplace. It reflects your appearance, behavior, conduct, ...
Expert advice for giving a bad performance review to a good employee
No one enjoys telling someone they did a bad job, but as a manager it is inevitable that there will be a poor performer at some point during your career. Poor performers can improve and may even becom...
Make the most of an internship to get the full-time job you want
Choosing the right internship opportunity for you and approaching your internship as an “on the job interview” will enable you to take full advantage of this unique opportunity to demonstrate how ...
Keep your job and get ahead by staying relevant to your company
To be relevant, you must evolve with changes to your business whether they be macro economic issues or the leadership roster. Key is knowing the business drivers of your company, recognizing how you a...
Advice for job hopping to higher salary and more responsibility
Job hopping is a very useful and rewarding career move if done properly. Keep in mind this advice as you are considering whether or not you start applying for other jobs. ...
Perform a once-a-year career check-in to help reassess your goals
So find that old resume lost on your hard drive, call an old work friend and begin to think about what you want out of your career and if your current job is getting you there. Overwhelmed? Just like ...
Manage your professional development for career success
Taking control of your career and its path will be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. Understanding your responsibilities, leveraging resources and collaborating with teammates, will not on...
How to be confident and successful in making sales cold calls
Sales people need to find a way to make outbound phone calls so they are productive, professional, and result in appointments. Having a systematic way of learning a script, practicing it, and implemen...
How salespeople can overcome the fear and rejection of cold calling
Fear and rejection are emotions that are common to every sales professional. The key is understanding what rejection really means and how to improve your mindset to process the rejection. Remember, fe...
Build your professional brand to be successful in the workplace
So, how do you become the person everyone wants to work with? Essentially, it comes down to being positive, working hard, and producing results. If you can keep these three things in mind each day, yo...
Women: Stand out and be successful in the tech field and business
The male dominated tech field can be intimidating to women. However, most of the time men don’t mean to alienate women or discourage their idea sharing. Learn to stand up for yourself and jump right...
How to say no to your boss without the risk of losing your job
Saying no to your boss should be an extension of a mutually respectful relationship not a reason to hide. As a professional you must be accountable to what you can or cannot handle as well as voice yo...
How to successfully apply for a new job in your current company
Internal candidates aren’t entitled to get the job. Avoiding mistakes and making the right moves will make you competitive with other internal and external candidates alike. Make a career plan, gain...
Follow these rules of behavior and etiquette at the office party
The office party is not the time to let down your hair or throw caution to the wind. What you do and say at the event could live on for a long time in the minds of your associates. If your behavior is...
What to do immediately after you are laid off from your job
The process of being laid off can be frustrating and challenging if you are not ready to make bold moves forward in your next role. Sometimes events like layoffs remind us of our strengths and highlig...
React to workplace bullies with knowledge, confidence and control
The financial bottom line is becoming more important in all institutions and companies throughout the United States. When companies realize that bullies are costing them money and a lack of productivi...

Job Search With a Recruiter

Get your resume noticed by an agency recruiter
Remember, recruiters are looking for the best fit for the positions they have available and they are trying to do it quickly. Make your resume as accessible as possible and include all the necessary i...
Be successful in your job search - use a recruitment agency
Don’t overlook the value an agency can provide in broadening your job search. Agencies can be particularly beneficial to those who are still working and don’t have time to conduct a full job searc...
Impactful, distinct and concise cover letters get job interviews
In summary, write from the heart, keep your writing tight and compel the reader to call you. As a recruiter, cover letters can be very dry reading. Aim to make your’s jump out of the pile and excite...
Work with the job recruiter from interview to salary negotiation
Working with a recruiter can bring fantastic results if you know how to work with them, and know what you’re looking for in your next opportunity. Have open and honest communication, give insight in...
Working with a job recruitment agency can help you find a new job
Using these tips will put you in good stead to build a working and lasting relationship with a recruiter. Preparation, integrity, and persistence will get you over any job hunting hurdles and put you ...
Expert advice on working with a recruiter to help you find a job
The most important thing to keep in mind is that job recruitment agencies are paid by the companies to find people like you to hire. With this in mind, a job recruiter’s sole job is to match compani...
Be professional when responding to a cold call from a job recruiter
Recruiters are just trying to do their job in helping you get interviews and advance your career. So when they call, be professional and if you are too busy to answer the call, then all you have to do...
Using a recruiter can help you achieve the next level in your career
Recruiters have the inside track on career openings. It is important to tap into their knowledge base to advance your career. Be honest, have patience, and know that the recruiter is there to help you...
Do not lose a vital contact when turning down a job from a recruiter
Burning the bridge between you and your recruiter is never a good idea. And there is nothing wrong with turning down an offer, but you should be sure that you explain your situation so that they will ...
Find a recruiting firm that will meet your job search needs
Finding a new job fresh out of college or changing careers is an all-consuming process. You need all the help you can get. Finding the right recruiting firm for your needs has served many people well....

Employment Law

Whistleblowers need to prepare when exposing employer wrongdoing
Though some people criticize whistleblowers and the system that incentivizes them, many regard these workers as heroes who are zealously protecting public interest. The U.S. government falls in the la...
Expert advice on receiving disability benefits due to drug addiction
Caring for a family member or loved one who is suffering from drug addiction is tough. If you are caring for them, it’s likely you are experiencing a financial burden in addition to an emotional one...
Expert advice for what to do when your disability claim is denied
If your disability claim gets denied, it can be devastating physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially. Make sure to file your appeal within 60 days and consult an experienced disability lawye...
Know how to file a disability claim and get the benefits you deserve
Applying for disability benefits is tough. Private disability providers make it difficult and confusing, another application process can be tricky. Make sure to always follow deadlines, provide them w...
Expert advice on the suing for breach of a contract
Before you enter into a contract be sure to clearly outline the details, reduce it to writing, and make sure each party thoroughly understands their obligations. It is also wise to have your attorney ...
Advice for securing disability benefits due to severe depression
Depression is a serious and crippling disability. It can take over someone’s life and make it very difficult for them to perform the most basic daily routines, such as eating and sleeping. Those suf...
Successfully obtain disability benefits from the effects a stroke
Strokes can leave behind irreversible damage that makes it impossible to work. Be sure you have a long-term and short-term disability in place to protect yourself in the event a stroke happens. Follow...
Expert advice when you are terminated due to age discrimination
If you believe there is merit to your case for age discrimination, or if you just need to obtain legal advice before signing a severance agreement or while negotiating a severance package, contact an ...
Advice for securing disability benefits due to a concussion
Many people assume that concussions are temporary injuries that are overcome in a couple of weeks with rest and proper treatment. This may be true for some, but for others concussions can leave them w...
Advice when resigning and you have an active non-compete agreement
If you are certain that you want to leave a job despite the present non-compete, it is important to follow a plan of action. The safest choice is to obtain advice from a lawyer who has experience work...
A healthy, happy holiday includes disability insurance
Holidays are the time of year when you want to decorate, but it’s also the time when many Americans are seriously injured in holiday accidents. You may not expect anything to happen to you, but what...
Navigating your workplace dress code and appearance policy
Generally, employers may enact uniform dress code and appearance policies provided they do not discriminate against a particular protected group. An employee should familiarize himself or herself with...
Review your non-compete agreement when you quit and get a new job
The key to successfully leaving your job with a non-compete is to carefully read the details of the contract, advise your future employer of the non-compete and try if possible to find a reason that t...

Immigration Law

Applying for a US Green Card based on marriage to US citizen?
Remember to be as honest and accurate as possible in your answers, both on the forms and during your interview. Ensure that you are able to have the interview in a language you understand. Make sure y...
Applying for US citizenship?
The most important thing to remember is that you should always be truthful, straightforward, and complete in your answers to immigration questions. You should also always keep copies and/or originals ...
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) document checklist
Artículo en español. Note: this is a list of suggested documents. Although you will most likely not have every document on this list, you need to include at least one document from every category, a...
Lista de comprobación de documentos Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA)
(Article in English) Nota: esta es una lista de documentos sugeridos. Aunque lo más probable es que no tenga todos los documentos de la lista, necesita al menos incluir uno de los documentos de cada ...
DREAMers sample cover letter for DACA applications
Sample cover letter to USCIS for DREAMers applying for deferred deportation and US Work Permit under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)...
Steps DREAMers should take to apply for DACA
Although the requirements for DACA appear fairly straightforward, there are many pitfalls, uncertainties, and risks associated with the process. Make sure you take your time to weigh your options, inc...
Pasos que los DREAMers deben seguir para la solicitud de la Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA)
Aunque los requisitos para DACA parecen bastante sencillos, hay muchas dificultades, incertidumbres, y riesgos asociados con el proceso. Asegúrese de que usted se toma su tiempo para sopesar las opci...
How to successfully obtain an Extraordinary Ability Green Card
The key to the success of you and your EB-1 Green Card application is to retain an attorney that specializes in immigration, specifically one that is familiar with “Aliens of Extraordinary Ability.�...
Choosing the right immigration attorney for your case is critical
No matter what immigration benefit you are seeking, the right attorney can make the difference between success and failure. There is no such thing as a simple case in immigration law. A seemingly simp...
Canadian and Mexican professionals can work in US with a TN visa
This article offers expert advice about common tips to make obtaining a TN visa easier. Please remember that even though the TN nonimmigrant classification permits qualified Canadian and Mexican citiz...
Work with your employer in getting an H-1B work visa approved
This article explains what employers and their H-1B workers can and cannot do, should and should not do to ensure compliance with the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Labor regulation...
Eligible immigrants can have their deportation process terminated
This article is designed to give you some familiarity with the removal process in the United States. It explains what the Notice to Appear (NTA) is, how removal proceedings begin, how to find someone ...
Advice on how to prepare and pass the US Citizenship Interview
With a few easy pointers in mind and a handful of expert advice, your citizenship interview can go very quickly and smoothly. Remember not to worry too much, and enjoy the entire experience. Good luck...
Provisional unlawful presence waiver can reunite immigrant relatives
This article provides a general overview of the provisional unlawful presence waiver process to 1) overcome the three or ten-year inadmissibility bar. 2) What should and should not be done to ensure t...
How to apply for the provisional unlawful presence waiver
The goal of the provisional unlawful presence waiver is to reduce the time that families are apart. More fundamentally, it is to allow immigrants who could have filed years ago, but for the unlawful p...
Applying for Green Card or US citizenship with a criminal record
Citizenship applicants must remember that when having a criminal record, everything thing is more difficult. But with due diligence and preparation, you can apply for citizenship and maximize the poss...
Expert advice on securing green cards for professors and scientists
This article provides a brief overview of the immigration options to the United States for professors, researchers and scientists. Since Permanent Residency can be obtained under different employment-...
Use an experienced attorney to claim asylum in the United States
A careful analysis of the facts of the claim and evidence to be presented is required to determine if it meets the legal requirements of the United States immigration laws. The applicant’s credibili...
How to replace a lost, stolen, or expired US green card
A careful analysis of the individual’s situation and properly filing the replacement form the first time is recommended to avoid unnecessary fees and delays. When in doubt, it is best to consult wit...

Career Success as a Manager

Become a successful first-time manager
Your first opportunity to manage people is often challenging. However, it can also be very rewarding, leading to a great career. There are pitfalls in managing people that you want to avoid, but more ...
How to manage millennials
The US workforce is set to welcome almost 60M millennials (roughly 36%) by 2014 which means that most organizations are going to experience a shift in workplace dynamics.  Management teams that belie...
How to succeed in your transition from peer to new manager
Becoming a boss can provide a great opportunity to influence people and process in new and exciting ways. Remember you are the same professional you were before but now with a bit more responsibility ...
Expert advice for a manager on how to terminate or fire an employee
All good leaders also remember bad hires. In fact, they can’t forget them because so much of what they learned from that hire they never want to repeat. Consequently, those leaders are proactive abo...
Succeed in creating and managing a productive remote workforce
While it may not be easy to manage a virtual workforce, the world is changing and the top managers will be those who embrace flexibility. Using purposeful communication, defining clear goals, and reli...
Manage the budget and cut expenses while maintaining employee morale
Many times managers are only concerned with their budget as they are developing it for the upcoming year. By changing that mindset and focusing on your actual costs and adherence to your budget on a r...
Manage organizational stress to improve morale and productivity
These are just a few of many opportunities to help keep an organization from becoming chronically distressed, and ultimately dysfunctional. There are in fact numerous ways to keep an organization heal...
Managers who practice self awareness make excellent leaders
Leadership is tough. Leadership without self-awareness is even tougher. Investing the time and effort into getting to know yourself and getting to know your people and the pulse of your culture is imp...
Advice for managers on managing and motivating Gen Y employees
This is a generation of highly talented and highly capable young adults. They are almost as large a group as the boomers and will therefore have a huge impact on corporate culture; they will be taking...
Promoted to a management position? Don’t be one of those bosses
If you are a boss, but not your own boss, the job can be stressful because of the pressure of answering to the boss above yourself. Have all the goals been met, what are the numbers saying, and is the...
Expert advice on building a positive corporate culture
When a leader operates from this place, and can generate tangible success from this foundation, then his or her influence becomes an organic process that in many ways is the antithesis of the fear and...
Great managers provide constructive and valuable employee feedback
While giving feedback at work can be difficult or awkward, when delivered well it can lead to more productivity and improves the work environment. When you prepare, considering your employee and how y...
Advice when you are promoted to manager of your previous co-workers
Switching roles from co-worker to supervisor is a challenge. You have to earn the respect of your team by being a leader, role model, and coach. Let the team know from the first day that you have a lo...

Being a Better Parent

Mom-trepreneupship: how to be successful as a mother and a mogul
Small things like taking deep breaths to center yourself, and pacing yourself by doing one thing at a time can help you maintain your professional career while not making your children suffer. Finding...
Empowered mothers can help raise happy and healthy children
Mothers need to focus on the important business of raising happy and healthy kids with confidence, inner strength and support. If you’re a member of the motherhood club, give yourself a pat on the b...
Empowering mothers: The National Motherhood Decisions Survey
In conjunction with the StrongMoms Empower program, the National Motherhood Decisions Survey was conducted to gauge how moms feel supported or judged. This infographic illustrates the survey findings,...
Striving to be a better parent means being a better human
What does it mean to be a good parent? What does it mean to be human? If you look into another person’s eyes, you will find a human who is tender and vulnerable, one who pursues security, happiness ...
Helping families manage stress throughout the holiday season
While some holiday stress is negative, some aspects are positive. This is an exciting time of year, ripe with new possibilities. But when it comes all at once with no reprieve, holiday stress can plac...
Being playful and bonding with kids through inventive games
There are many potential moments throughout the day for play. When you want to get things done quickly, have your kids act like Lightning McQueen. And when you want things to be slow, channel Eeyore. ...
Parental behavior can stimulate brain and body chemistry in kids
Today’s parents and children experience a great deal of stress. Being in a constant state of stress upsets the body and brain chemistry, and can cause ill health. This high level of stress requires ...
Creating enjoyable indoor movement games for your entire family
Playing with your children is a wonderful way to connect, lighten the mood and reinforce skills. A simple game can turn a difficult moment into a fun experience, while also enhancing coordination and ...
Parenting strategies to discipline kids and help them thrive
Remember that by understanding your child’s threshold for stress and connecting with them in meaningful ways will have a positive effect on their development. Don’t shy away from being vulnerable ...
Expert advice for being the father you always dreamed of being
Raising children has been described by many as the most difficult and rewarding challenge that life has thrown their way. It is vital to remember that in all the chaos and joy, you need to take care o...
Prepare for and manage the challenges of parenting a preemie
Most parents expect to have a healthy, full-term birth, so having a premature baby sets off a rollercoaster of emotions. Having a premature baby is a challenging experience that will expose you to a u...
Achieving successful work-life balance is possible for parents
Work-life balance for working parents will look different for every parent and every family. To make it work, be sure to define it for you and your family, take stock of your current situation and wha...
Making the journey of fatherhood rewarding for dads and kids
Whether by looking inward or expressing outward, the sometimes choppy waters of dadhood can always be sailed with confidence, courage and calm when love provides the unwavering underpinning of every d...
Run your family like a business to improve parental effectiveness
Running your family like a business can help improve parental effectiveness. And creating a family mission statement is the first step in parenting effectively. When parents are intentional in designi...
Teaching girls the importance of learning to accept compliments
If we are attempting to raise a generation of strong boys and girls, parents must be able to teach them that compliments are a good thing. A genuine compliment tells us that someone appreciates a look...
Educate your kids about the value of saving money and budgeting
Keep in mind that your kids do not need the “stuff” money can buy half as much as they need the time you give teaching them how long it takes to save for that “stuff.” It is vital for parents ...
Enhance your family connections by adding the joy of laughter
Laughter is extremely important to our overall health and well-being. Not only is it beneficial for our individual well-being, but also for our relationships as well. Laughter facilitates creativity a...
Fathers have the power to influence the lives of their daughters
The important thing to remember is that you are her daddy. Moms are wonderful and they can be many things, but they cannot be dads. A divorce is never a reason to stop being a dad, nor is moving far a...
Teaching responsibility to children means holding them accountable
Many parents search for answers on how to help their kids get their lives on track. The answer is that parents must actually change the way they raise their kids. This involves actions, not words. Mak...
Teaching dads how to build emotional safety within their families
Dads have a very special gift they can give to their families. They can build trust when they choose to consistently shower their family with approval, acceptance and unconditional love. A dad can bui...
Nurturing yourself leads to nurturing the development of your kids
Mindful awareness is the practice of stillness, the awareness of the present moment with acceptance. When we practice observing our FITS, we may uncover underlying beliefs and attitudes that are limit...
Getting organized can improve family order, calm and relationships
Your home is your sanctuary. By following these simple do’s and don’ts, you can restore order and peace to your home and family. Remember, the steps are simple, but not always easy. Make a commitm...
Mindful parenting: cultivate greater awareness, presence and joy
The goal of parenting is to raise a secure, confident, well-adjusted adult. A happy childhood is a bonus. Mindful parenting allows you to become the best parent you can be by providing the skills to c...
How can parents help their children enhance motivation and focus?
Parents must help undo what culture has done to today’s kids by creating a counter-culture within our environment. To be successful, we must get kids used to only one choice, slow down our pace, set...
Teach gratitude to your children through everyday interactions
Teaching children gratitude is extremely important. Children who display high levels of gratitude are less materialistic, have more self-discipline and are likely to engage in less dangerous behaviors...
Moms must let go of the supermom mentality and embrace each day
Letting go of the supermom mentality might not be easy, but it will be liberating and fulfilling. And it will allow you to embrace at least some of the moments in the day, rather than rushing through ...
Help your kids make a positive difference through volunteering
If none of these ideas appeal to you, get together with your kids to put on your creative hats and come up with your own ideas. Better yet, get your kids and their friends together to brainstorm as a ...
Prepare daughters to live happy, fulfilled lives through empowerment
Empowerment breeds confidence--and confidence is a key component to successful living. Girls often face unique challenges as they grow up that can prevent them from learning how to successfully naviga...
Advice for parents striving to raise strong, confident daughters
Your daughter is a one-of-a-kind superstar. Parents can ensure their daughter achieves her potential by creating an environment where she grows up believing in herself and her abilities.Providing a go...
Everyone can play a parenting role to help teens stay connected
Apathy is a common problem in young people today. It is more than a lack of motivation. Apathy is lacking a reasonable goal or worse, being focused on the wrong goal. Parenting our young people (and t...
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