Parenting

Jun.22.2020

10 Need-to-Know Answers about North Carolina Divorce

By Tonya Smith There’s a lot of talk these days about the negative effects of coronavirus on couples. We are hearing of divorces brought on by these trying stay-at-home, self-isolating times. Singer Kelly Clarkson recently hinted at marital struggles in...

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Dec.2.2019

Dear Santa: Please Bring Games – Lots and Lots of Games

By Tonya Graser Smith Each family embraces certain winter holiday traditions. Lighting candles. Baking cookies. Watching “A Christmas Story” or “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” The tradition we’re cultivating in the Smith household: Spending less time on screens and more time...

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Nov.21.2019

How to Raise Grateful Kids. They’ll Thank You One Day (Right? I hope!).

By Tonya Graser Smith As we head into Thanksgiving, I have been thinking about how to raise grateful kids. Here’s the thing: What do I know?!?! Like any parent, I just do my best. I try to pay attention. I...

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Nov.20.2019

Finding Gratitude this Thanksgiving in the Non-Traditional – like Frozen Pizza and Pajamas

By Kate Kovats Newly separated or divorced might not sound like a recipe for a great Thanksgiving. I promise you it can be – even if you are missing family traditions or it’s the first time you won’t be with...

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Sep.17.2019

Kindergarten – Where You Start Learning About Relationships

By Tonya Graser Smith My son, my first-born, started kindergarten a few weeks ago. This milestone made me reflect on Robert Fulghum’s classic essay, “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten,” from the book by the same...

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