About Heather Johnson

Heather Ann Johnson is a homemaker, wife and mother. She and her husband have 4 children. She is an Adjunct Faculty member at Brigham Young University where she teaches students the principles behind successful families. Her site, Family Volley, answers reader’s questions about families, marital relationships, and raising children. Heather is a former member of the PedSafe Expert team

Website: http://familyvolley.blogspot.com

Articles by Heather

How to Talk to Your Kids About…Bedtime

How to Talk to Your Kids About…Bedtime

Last updated on March 16th, 2021 at 02:35 pmBedtime is hard for many families. Everyone is tired, worn out, and short on patience. As parents, if we stick to a routine and change the way we think about putting our kids to bed, it will really help with the bedtime battles. It can be a great time of day when we relax, connect, listen, talk and teach. Remember, sleep breeds sleep. The more your child... 

Teach Gratitude & Give Your Child a Healthier, Happier Life

Teach Gratitude & Give Your Child a Healthier, Happier Life

Last updated on December 20th, 2020 at 04:09 pmResearch shows us that adults who are grateful report having more energy, fewer health problems, and a greater feeling of well-being than those who complain. Most studies show that the more gratitude we show the healthier and happier we are. The same goes for children. Children who express gratitude are more appreciative, more empathetic, kinder, more... 

How to Talk to Your Kids About…Mistakes

How to Talk to Your Kids About…Mistakes

Last updated on November 8th, 2020 at 02:51 pmMistakes are part of life. Learning from our mistakes is a vital part of growing up. In fact, research shows us that kids learn more from making mistakes, then taking the easy route and getting everything correct all the time. So how do we talk to our kids about their mistakes? Don’t sigh or scoff when your children make mistakes or when discussing their... 

How to Talk to Your Kids About…Difficult Subjects

How to Talk to Your Kids About…Difficult Subjects

Last updated on November 2nd, 2018 at 11:10 pmAs parents, we will have numerous opportunities to talk to our children about tough subjects. Topics like death, drugs, bullying and sex…it can be intimidating to know how to engage in these types of conversations. To make it even more challenging – talking to your children about drugs is a very different conversation than talking to your kids... 

How to Talk to Your Kids About…Rejection

How to Talk to Your Kids About…Rejection

Last updated on March 3rd, 2018 at 10:20 amRejection is part of life. And although it is not fun, it is something that we all have to deal with. As parents, it is key for us to help our children understand rejection, long before it hits them, so that the situations don’t set them back, discourage them, or keep them from trying again. When your child is faced with rejection, don’t overreact. We... 

How to Talk to Your Kids About…Sex

How to Talk to Your Kids About…Sex

Last updated on September 13th, 2015 at 12:36 amFor most parents, the thought of having “the talk” makes our hands sweaty and our minds go blank. We are afraid of saying the wrong thing or saying too much or too little. There is not a set script. However, here are some guiding principles for you to consider when you sit down to talk to your children about sex. Set a foundation. Establish open...