Embracing Parenting Imperfection: Atlanta Moms Share Their Tips

Embracing Parenting Imperfection: Atlanta Moms Share Their Tips

I was a mom twice over and I was not feeling like I was "supposed" to feel. Our family schedule had fallen into place, both of my boys were healthy, and my work was back on track. Yet, I couldn't get over the sense that I wasn't doing things correctly.… Read more...
Race for the Cure is Now The More Than Pink Walk

Race for the Cure is Now The More Than Pink Walk

When it comes to breast cancer awareness, some worry the intended message about the cause becomes obscured in the "pinkification" of everything from jewelry to shoes. This is one of the reasons Susan G. Komen has unveiled a new name for the annualSusan G. Komen Greater Atlanta Race for the… Read more...
2018 Partners in Health

2018 Partners in Health

          MEDICAL IMAGINGJohn F. Arnold, MD, MBAOutPatient Imaging (OPI)John F. Arnold, MD, MBA, is a board-certified radiologist specializing in Nuclear Medicine. He earned his medical degree at the University of Tennessee School of Medicine and completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the Methodist Hospital. He… Read more...
2018 Spring/Summer Good-For-You Getaways

2018 Spring/Summer Good-For-You Getaways

  Great Destinations in the Southeast to Rejuvenate, Relax and Have Fun!   By Jennifer Colosimo   Life's busy calendar keeps us occupied, so it's no surprise the vacation bug hits more than once a year. A little time away from everyday life does wonders for the soul. It refreshes… Read more...
My Best Self: Jennifer Webb

My Best Self: Jennifer Webb

    "Today I will put myself first. At the tippy-top of the list—the kids can get themselves up for school, I will leave the dishwasher unemptied, and the clothes unfolded," says Jennifer Webb, in an excerpt of her book, "Mom's Soul Café." When Webb penned the book in 2016,… Read more...
Atlanta's Top Matchmakers Have Turned Singles into Couples for 20 Years

Atlanta's Top Matchmakers Have Turned Singles into Couples for 20 Years

  Single Atlanta Matchmakers' queens of matchmaking, Lisa Lyngos and Leisha Murphy, play Cupid to coach and connect you with your perfect mate.   By Katherine Michalak   L ove is in the air at Single Atlanta Matchmakers. The successful concierge matchmaking firm is celebrating its 20th anniversary and it's… Read more...
Whey Protein Powder the Whole Family Can Enjoy

Whey Protein Powder the Whole Family Can Enjoy

HiveFit's Raul Hiteshew talks ingredient transparency and how to make healthy choices for your family. By Carrie Whitney Although you do your best to eat healthy foods and supplement your diet with vitamins or maybe protein powder, without a chemistry degree, it can be a challenge to know whether the… Read more...
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 20:37 Written by MIguel Velazquez
Seeking peace in your home with kids out of school?

Seeking peace in your home with kids out of school?

 

By: Teresa Woodruff, LPC, ATR-BC, CPCS

 

As a parent, you are constantly giving...your time, your attention, and your energy to your children. It's perfectly normal to feel exhausted and drained from all the giving. During the holiday season, added stress may cause you to feel exhausted and overwhelmed. Having children home from school places more demands on you, and unstimulated children may act out or display inappropriate attention-seeking behavior. Here are a few tips for maintaining a calm home and keeping your sanity:

 

  • Remember to take time for yourself: Read a book, go on a walk, color, or journal. Remembering to care for yourself will allow you to be calm and in control of your own emotions, thus setting the tone for the rest of the family.
  • Provide opportunities for downtime while still maintaining structure: Incorporate structured activities into each day and write the day's events on the refrigerator.
  • Reward positive behavior: Children thrive on positive reinforcement and display positive behaviors more frequently when it is acknowledged with a sticker, hug, or simple "good job."
  • Give them attention: 20 minutes of undivided attention in the mornings can shape their behavior for the entire day. Put down your phone and play a game with them, read a book, or color.
  • Stimulate their minds: Print off coloring sheets of their favorite characters, create scavenger hunts around the house, or encourage them to create a story with a handful of objects that you give them.

 

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7 Steps to Setting Goals You’ll Actually Attain

7 Steps to Setting Goals You’ll Actually Attain

    By Angella Ocheltree   We’ve all fallen short of a goal at one point in time. Maybe it was the resolution to lose those 10 pounds that have ticked the scale upward or the desire to learn a new hobby? Why can it be so difficult to ingrain… Read more...
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