Family

Supporting the Athletes in Your Family

Do you have members of your family who love team sports and games? Even if we ourselves aren’t particularly athletic, it’s important to support our loved ones in their pursuit of the win. Here are some ways to show your team spirit both at the game and at home.  Attend Events As Much As…

Avoiding Family Activity Burnout in Quarantine

As your family stays home to stay safe and healthy, it might be tempting to schedule every free moment together to avoid boredom. Overdo it, though, and it may lead to a kind of burnout where all of the activities feel overwhelming. Here are some ways to keep your time fun and entertaining, no…

The Importance of Friendship as You Get Older

As kids, we are given lots of chances to make close friendships, whether it’s at school, daycare, or making friends with the next-door neighbors. When we get older our chances of making new friends start to look a little different. You can make friendships at work, in volunteer groups, and shared hobbies or interests.  …

Camp With Your Kids to Make Lifelong Memories

Every summer, families flock to campgrounds to connect with the outdoors and bond with each other. Camping can improve the way a person feels about the environment for the rest of their lives, and it’s often a cherished memory of our childhood! It’s likely that some families have always known the ins and outs…

Helping a Family Member With Migraines

If you know someone who gets migraines, you know how much it can affect their life. You might also feel like it’s hard to help them feel better. Here are some ways you can support them.  Don’t Downplay Their Symptoms or Concerns People who suffer from migraines will often encounter people who don’t think…

Summertime Safety Checklist for Your Family

Summer is a fun time for your family! All of the adventure can hold some danger, too. Here’s a checklist for you to go over with your family as you start your summer vacation.  Social Distancing – New for 2020 Make sure your summer plans take social distancing into consideration in order to keep…

Hold A Family Feelings Check-In

Around the world, families are feeling the effects of COVID-19 pandemic. The Nutrien Family is experiencing very unusual circumstances, too, whether we’re working from home to protect front-line workers, or doing overtime to ensure the world’s food supply stays strong. Students are being asked to learn at home, and parents are also becoming their…

Balancing Family Time While Working from Home

Balancing Family Time While Working from Home Are you seeing a lot more of your family these days because of quarantine measures? With students learning from home and parents in makeshift home offices, it might feel like you’re NOT seeing your family. This might have felt great the first couple of weeks of a…

Can Playtime Make Our Families Smarter?

Parents often worry about their children’s education.  While playtime is often seen by parents as a reward for schoolwork and bringing home straight A’s, it can also be an important learning tool.  Games, exploration and even a little rough-housing can all help increase focus and improve grades. Plus, it gives your family an important bonding…

New Ways to Connect with Older Family Members

Relationships with our older family members are often the most treasured in our lives. Things like hearing loss and limited mobility can change how they are able to interact with us as they age, but it’s important to connect with your elderly family members. Disorders such as dementia and depression are worsened when seniors…