Growing Pains: How To Handle A Boy’s Early Teens

The early teenage years of both boys and girls can be difficult for everyone concerned. With mood swings, hormonal changes, and a desire for independence, things can become tense. But it doesn’t have to be that way. While some amount of “butting heads” and power struggling is perhaps inevitable, things can always be improved. For teenage boys in particular, the most serious difficulty can often be communication. By trying to empathize with our children and their changes, we can stay relaxed, helpful, and of genuine benefit. Not only are we likely to reduce their stress but also our own. Try to stay patient with both yourself and them. Do not expect things to be perfect or flawless but work in small steps towards making things manageable. With a bit of effort and understanding, you can support your teenager and avoid unnecessary hassle. Communicate It is perhaps particularly difficult for teenage boys to communicate their feelings. They are often encouraged from an early age to … [Read more...]

BEETHOVEN’S TREASURE TAIL Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack Giveaway

Disclosure: I received copies for giveaway purposes, no other form of payment was received. In 1992, Beethoven won our hearts as the big slobbery St. Bernard, that was in to everything. Over the past 22 years, there's been a total of 7 different Beethoven movies. With the most recent one being Beethoven's Treasure Tail, which was released on Blu-Ray and DVD October 28th, 2014. Beethoven's Treasure Tail brings that big slobbery St. Bernard, back into our home for a new adventure. In this adventure, Beethoven will befriend a local boy in a small coastal village. Together they will search for lost treasure that will bring the whole town together. If you're looking for a great family movie this holiday season, you will not want to miss Beethoven's Treasure Tail. To help get your holiday off to a great start I have two copies to giveaway! Giveaway is open to US readers only, 2 of you will get 1 copy of Beethoven's Treasure Tail Blu-Ray/DVD combo. To enter follow … [Read more...]