Precious Gifts


Your family is a precious gift.  Think about your life without family.  Your husband or your wife.  Your children.  Your parents.  Your siblings.  Your cousins, aunts and uncles.  Your grandparents.  How empty would your world be without these precious gifts in your life?  Do you tell your family that you love and appreciate them?  If so, how often?  If not, why not?

One of the primary components required for developing healthy family relationships, is thechristmas-present-83119_960_720 expression of admiration towards one another.  Not just when a special occasion arrives, like a birthday or a holiday, but every day.  Every day is a new day and a chance to speak loving thoughts to those that you care about the most.  Can anyone tire from hearing ‘I love you’ or ‘You are beautiful’?  No.  I don’t believe so.  Understand that your expressions of admiration build a fortress that helps guard relationships against difficult times.  Every family faces difficult moments.  Protect your family with a fortress of love.

Your family needs to regularly hear your compliments.  Stay focused on their individual strengths.  Tell each of them what makes you proud of them … today.  Tell each of them what makes you grateful that you have them in your life – today.  Keep speaking your praise towards them and watch what happens.  THEY will achieve greater goals in their lives.  THEY will begin speaking praise over others, including praise over you.

If you cannot find anything complimentary to say, don’t say anything at all.  Smile upon your loved one. Wait until the storm passes within you.  When it does, proceed with expressing your love and your appreciation for them.

Set the example.  Treat your family with respect.  Watch over your children by giving them your undivided attention.  You will unwrap many gifts this holiday season.  Unwrap your most precious gifts, your family, with love and care.

Do you have some thoughts of your own on this topic?  Please leave your comments below.

By, Joanne Henig, President / Co-Founder / Author / #evolution


Creating Positive Energy In Your Home

To bring positive energy into your home, you need to get rid of the negative energy that is there. To make room for positive energy, or “Chi”, here are some joyful tips from Joy Kids Universe.


  • Get rid of the clutter to promote positive and happy emotions. Stuff you don’t need, and things made of toxic materials create negative energy. Throw away or donate old newspapers and magazines. Don’t leave dirty clothes and dishes lying around for negative energy to stick to.
  • Clean up to live carefree and harmoniously. Whenever you clean your home, you are bringing positive energy into the space. This includes walls, windows, curtains, carpets and furniture. Organize things and put everything in its proper place.
  • Let the fresh air in to create joyful feelings everyday. Open your windows and let fresh air flow throughout the house. However, if you live in a highly-polluted area, find a way to get good ventilation without letting polluted air into the house.
  • Move furniture around. Rearranging furniture disrupts the flow of negative energy. Keep wide, open spaces between pieces of furniture to disperse negative energy.
  • Practice daily meditation. Set aside a space in your home where you can meditate every day. Meditation, when practiced well and regularly, radiates strong positive energy throughout the home and counters any negative energy present.
  • Liven up the place. Put plants to add life and color to your home. Some Feng Shui practices include putting bowls of sea salt in open spaces, and lighting incense or scented candles in the rooms.

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How To Minimize Sibling Rivalry

The important thing to remember about sibling rivalry is that it’s a normal phenomenon in families with more than one child. The next thing is that it won’t disappear completely. Finally, it’s good to realize that it can be minimized and handled. The Joy Kids Generation is here!


  • Treat your kids as individuals. Respect their personalities and differences. Don’t compare one child with another, especially when it comes to talents, skills and achievements. Give each one his or her own “private space” in the home.
  • Let children work out their differences. As long as they’re not hurting each other, leave your kids to sort out things for themselves.
  • Give each child equal time. Sibling rivalry can be caused by jealousy, insecurity or lack of attention. Make sure you spend the same one-on-one time with each child. Talk to each child about individual concerns and problems.
  • Work out a sharing system. Avoid constant squabbles over the Xbox or PlayStation, or who sits on the front seat. Develop a system that everyone can agree on about taking turns, then stick to it. Share the way Casey Rose and the Joybug do!
  • Have a lot of family activities. Spend time on planning and having meaningful family activities that encourage cooperation and teamwork. Use these occasions to show your kids how much fun it is be together.

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