BBBS Presents The Impact of Mentoring

Driving Instructor I’m Not! My recently turned 18 year old son passed his driving test on his first attempt back in July this year, 2015. Let me tell you the responsibilities for me in the year leading up to this event were not my favourite. Now as the mother and sole parent, I know I …

Big Brothers Big Sisters Operation Bigs

Hitler and Racial Prejudice! It’s always easier to point our finger at someone else when things are going wrong, especially if they look different than us, or seem to have climbed the latter of success ahead of us. What’s much more difficult is taking a long hard look at ourselves and not giving ourselves an …

National Big Sister of the Year Carrie Stambaugh

The Importance of Your Children Reading Every Day The importance of children having strong literacy skills. Reading with your children is a great start. The Importance of Imperfect Progress Every mom wants to see that her daughter is making progress. You hope to see your daughter moving forward and progressing in her academics, creativity, relationships, …

National Big Brother of the Year Chris Rosburg

The Top 5 Children’s Museums In The United States Children are, increasingly, hard to educationally entertain. When it comes to children’s museums in the United States, there are only a handful that, over the years, children have positively responded to consistently. The Floor Bed Trust me, I’ve heard it all. I love your nursery, but …

Darryl’s Story – Big Brothers Big Sisters

One Simple Way To Deflect Your Child’s Tantrums Squealing children are a phenomenon no number of parenting books can prepare you for. The advice and ideas disseminated are more than fair, but it’s another thing to feel your own blood boil and try and keep a levelled voice while you child near spits his/her anger …

Jamie Foxx PSA

Children Under Stress All children in the course of growing up encounter minor stresses: accidents and illnesses, the birth of a new baby, a move of house or school, and the inevitable demands of increasing maturity and self control. Most children react to these stresses with temporary behavior disorders, such as nightmares, bed wetting, temper …

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies / Big Brothers Big Sisters PSA

Getting Ready for Summer Are you ready for summer, moms? I bet your kids are! It always helps to have a checklist of some sort, even if it’s in your head or stored in your phone. So why not start getting ready for summer with a summer checklist. Summer Transition Tips School is almost out. …

National Big Sister of the Year Dakotah Taylor

Self Esteem and Bullying Bullying has become such a big issue over the last few years, but it has been a psychologically damaging issue that has been around for many, many decades. Your parents were probably bullied or knew someone who was. Their parents were bullied or knew someone who was, and their parents were …

Big Brothers Big Sisters 2014 National Leadership Summit opening video

Bedtime Reading: A Habit That Should Be Cultivated in Children It is easiest to help your child develop healthy habits when he is below eight years of age. If a child is made to do a certain task on a routine basis he will eventually become habitual of doing so and will then continue following …