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


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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Creating Happy Childhoods

What makes your childhood a happy one?

The Irish writer John Connolly put it very vividly when he wrote: “For in every adult there dwells the child that was, and in every child there lies the adult that will be.” That’s why a happy and joyful childhood is so important for your child to become a happy adult. But what goes into the making of a happy childhood? Research has shown, and Joy Kids Universe believe that it’s not so much the childhood events that make a happy childhood; it’s how you perceive them as an adult. Here’s what’s important when you look back on your childhood.


  1. Social activities count more. The impression of a happy childhood stems more from social activities than from solitary ones. Having a party on special occasions creates an impression of a happy childhood, whereas getting toys or games does not. Likewise, bonding with family members contributes more to the impression of a happy childhood than things like playing video games or hiking and fishing. Live life joyfully!
  2. Peer acceptance matters. Even the way childhood problems are looked at involves the social aspect. Having health or school problems as a child are not viewed as an unhappy childhood. However, quarreling parents, being bullied, or left out leave an impression of an unhappy childhood. Casey Rose is so happy to have the Joybug by her side!
  3. Sharing = Happiness. The research shows that not making the team, or receiving an award don’t matter so much. For a grownup, it’s more how these were shared with, and appreciated by family and friends that make for a happy childhood.
  4. Remember, thinking happy thoughts is easy!  Ask Casey Rose and the Joybug!


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