Kung Fu Panda World

By Isabel Kallman

My 7-year old son has just hit the age that he’s really getting into games in general. Sure, he liked the Wii and some board games just fine. But now he’s learning skill and strategy and I have to admit that I love it. As kids my husband and I were avid game players and we still love playing cards. It’s about time our genes started expressing themselves in our offspring. Our latest fave is Kung Fu Panda World, Dreamworks Animation’s first foray in to the online space.

Alpha Mom Book Club: How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

By Chris Jordan

Having said that, there is no magic formula for parenting kids (wouldn’t THAT be nice!), but I think that this book has helped me realize some areas where I can improve, especially when it comes to the way that I communicate with my children. I feel like this book gave me ideas to make things better. It is easy to get “stuck” in one way of doing something and not be able to see your way out of it, even when you know it isn’t the best way. How many of us have had the horrified realization of hearing our own parents’ voices coming out of our mouths?