Michele Ranard

Michele Ranard

Michele Ranard has a husband, two children, and a master’s in counseling.

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    Sporty Kids – 10 Ways To Play It Safer

    According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), three million kids are injured playing sports each year. Most of these injuries occur as a result of falls, being struck by an object, collisions, and overexertion. Even the mildest of injuries can spoil your child’s fun during sports season, so keep these ideas in mind to keep the athletes in … [Read more...]

    7 Sweet Opportunities to Show Children They Count – Intentional Ways Parents Can Connect.

    It’s ironic. In an age where connecting with each other is simpler than ever (think Facebook, tweets, cell phones and Skype), hectic schedules for children and parents mean it's easier than ever to become disconnected from each other. In the thought-provoking book, The We Generation: Raising Socially Responsible Kids, author, clinician and … [Read more...]

    How Not to Freak Out When Applying to College – 3 Smart Tips To Stay Calm

    When it comes to college applications, this parent knows firsthand how “getting in” can feel like a cruel test of mental and emotional stamina. How much editing help to give on the essay? Which extracurriculars currently appeal to admissions officers? Feeling Alone in the Madness The most challenging element of the college planning process for … [Read more...]

    Bust A Mood – Strategies To Calm A Child’s Beastly Frame Of Mind

    We all have moods. In childhood, there are those unicorn, rainbow, cotton candy and smiley ones. Then there are those beastly ones, such as meltdown mahem at Macy’s, bedtime blow-ups, and tantrums over tuna. Adolescents are also famous for occasionally getting their knickers in a twist… Behind every spirited child in distress is a parent … [Read more...]

    The Unmotivated Child: Empowering Strategies To Help Your Child Aim Higher

    As parents, we want our children to feel excited about learning and to be willing to confront challenging material. We want them to have an endless supply of resilience to persevere and succeed at school and in their relationships, and to achieve at their highest level throughout their education and into adulthood … yet many bright students are … [Read more...]