The NFL and its advertisers are gearing up for the Super Bowl, set to kickoff Sunday, Feb. 5. About 111.9 million viewers tuned in for last year’s Super Bowl, making it the third highest watched U.S. broadcast in history. Of that wide viewing audience, somewhere around 18 percent will be youth under 21 – which means millions of children will be exposed to all sorts of advertising, including ads for alcohol.
Is your son or daughter among the many youth begging for a smartphone this holiday season? And are you among the many parents considering the buy? Smartphones certainly have their advantages. They can be both helpful for you and fun for your child when used appropriately and in a positive manner.
You happily agreed to host this year’s holiday gathering. You have the house beautifully decorated, the dinner table is set, and your many guests are arriving. You have everything in place and your celebration appears to be nicely unfolding, as planned. But what about the young lady who just disappeared into the upstairs bathroom, where you keep your prescription medications? She now has full access to your prescriptions stored in the medicine cabinet. That wasn’t part of the plan.
One of the greatest gifts you can give your children cannot be bought online or in-store. While it is not likely to be on their holiday wish list, this gift is likely to bring your children greater happiness with lifelong benefits. We are talking about the gift of positive relationships and character development.
The holiday season is upon us, along with the anxiety and stress that are likely to accompany it (for a variety of reasons). And where there is stress, there are people attempting to cope. How does that look in your home? We’ve got a healthy coping strategy to help you through all the hustle and bustle; it’s one that doesn’t always get its due credit, but one the whole family can benefit from: laughter.