Family Routines to Take You Into the Fall Season

Kids crave routines because they are consistent. When families are consistent, children feel safe, secure, and loved. We’ve all heard that kids need routines from a variety of sources like the pediatrician, teachers, other parents, child care providers, and even your mother-in-law. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, healthy routines make for healthy families […]

5 Tips for those Family-Friendly Road Trips

Summer is racing towards us, which means that many families are gearing up for the proverbial road trip. We all remember the Griswolds driving their way towards ‘Wally World’ like in the old National Lampoon movie. It spoofs the pitfalls and pit stops that can plague any family trip; however, there is some honest truth […]

5 Secrets for Successful Cooking with Kids

Cooking with kids is a great way to have fun and learn about math and science. When kids are in the kitchen with you, it creates a sense of closeness and also helps in using their math and science skills to do something the entire family can enjoy. These tips should help you with including […]

Ways to Keep Kids Entertained on School Days off:

Breaks from school are a fantastic time to activate the imagination. Nothing beats the comfort and excitement of snuggling up to a great book. Alternatively, create a memory book or journal. Writing is an excellent way to preserve family memories and get kids to explore with their imaginations. […]

Dr. Renee’s Tips to Trick Your brain to Keep New Years Resolutions

7 Quick Tips to Trick and Train your Brain to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions By: Dr. Renee Clauselle Imagination-Cafe Blog

Only less than 10% of us will keep our New Year’s resolutions, so how can we break bad habits and replace them with new ones? And stick to them? “Train your Brain,” […]

Teaching Gratitude to our Children for the Holiday Season

With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, celebrating gratitude is easy to remember. But what about when it’s not Thanksgiving and it’s just an ordinary day? What part does gratitude play in our lives then?

As we sit in front of our turkey dinner, we may feel grateful for a variety of things: a happy family, robust health, […]

Organizational Strategies for Your Children — and You!

It is Back-to-School Time and Dr. Renee has tips to get you ready. For most, staying organized helps to reduce stress as well as build focus and increase task completion. Here are seven tips for staying organized that will work great for both you and your children: 1) Everything has a home. a. Put items […]

Are Social Media Sites Making Us All Self-Promoting Narcissists?

How many times did you tweet today or check your Facebook page? What about your latest YouTube video? Why do we enjoy reality shows like “Real Housewives,” watching those who are self-absorbed? What happened to the story writers and sitcoms with stories that have meaning or a moral? These were the questions asked by researchers […]

Trick your Brain to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

Why do we make New Year’s resolutions? It is usually about breaking old habits that no longer serve us and creating new, better habits. To do this successfully, we need to understand what is a habit and the neuroscience behind making habits.

A habit is a behavior that is performed so routinely that it becomes […]