Parenting

  • “Sam clean your room before dinner” mom asks for the third time.   Sam responds in anger, “Why should I?”  Mom in frustration yells back, “Because I told to.”     Does this sound familiar? Has your son...
  • In the past, we had trouble getting our kids to do their chores. I have seen plenty of attitude. I even used screen time to bribe my children. Things started to change when I got sick and tired of...
  • It’s ridiculous that kids think that everything in life must be about them and for them.   And I hate to say this, but they learn it from adults.     When adults complain about how unfair life is,...
  • “Mom, can you help me with my math?” (Foolish question. Of course not!) “I’ll try” I tried. She failed. I provided help. My daughter received an F. OOPS. Math is not my thing. (Ya’ think?) But I’m learning...
  •   Kids arguing or throwing an attitude when asked to do something isn’t only annoying, but wrong and needs to be corrected.    To allow kids to do this without addressing it will encourage selfishness, disrespect and...
  • I’ve been thinking a lot about encouragement lately. I’m an affiliate with DaySpring and last year they had a 21-Day Encouragement Campaign. It was pretty simple: you committed to encouraging at least one person every day...
  • What does an angry child need to hear you say? “I Am On Your Side.” Children don’t want to be lectured, criticized,  or corrected.  They don’t always need mom or dad to solve the issue for...
  • No parent is exempt from the wrath of a tantrum, and it’s not unusual to feel totally defeated. Tantrums are a typical behavior for toddlers and three-year old’s. I know how it feels to parent an irrational, upset...
  • Kids can smell a phony a mile away. After I would attempt to build up my children following a disappointment or even an event that went well, my kids used to say, “You’re my mom. You...
  • Parents, do you wish you had someone to talk to about your child’s attitude or behavior?   I’m Lisa Brown a Certified Parent Coach and I understand how complicated parenting can be. It’s typical for parents...
  • Parenting can be hard, scary, overwhelming, and frustrating.  We all go into parenting with, ideas, hopes, desires, and we never expect our hearts to be broken or troubled with worry, confusion, or sadness.  Sometimes we are...
  • I committed half-heartedly to the idea of climbing the small mountain. I’m not in any shape to be climbing anything, let alone a heavily wooded mountainside. But in a rare feat of misplaced athletic courage I...
  • Parents listen to your convictions. Do what you know is right and don’t compromise. Little eyes are learning and watching you. Be a strong role model for them and show them how to live a life...
  • “I’m so stupid.” “I can’t do that.” “I will only mess up.” “I’m a bad kid.” “I hate myself.” “There’s no reason to study. I will fail anyway.”  Do your kids speak like this about themselves?...
  • I am not a “yes” mom. You know the “yes” mom. The fun mom who doesn’t mind noise, mess, and a little chaos. She knows how to relax and have a good time. I wish I...
  • There is nothing more frustrating for a parent to dish out a consequence, and their child or teen says, “I don’t care.”   It’s downright confusing for parents when consequences make other kids uncomfortable and it...
  • Kids who make disrespectful comments to their parents on a regular basis when asked to do something need a heart adjustment.  In cases like this parents need to be firm and develop a strategic plan for...
  •   Some kids are born with an extra dose of emotions and their tendency to deal with their frustration is to react in anger, stomp off and yell at everyone around them.    Parents often times are...
  • Do you have a little tattletale on your hands? Is tattling driving you CRAZY? When I was teaching elementary school, I found my first grade students had the potential to be Master Tattlers. In order to get...
  • Rhett Butler will always and forever be the epitome of Southern Gentility.  As a Southerner, I had planned for my son to also be Southern Gentleman.  However, flash forward 17 years…  my non-conformist teenager has never...
  • My eight year old son use to get frustrated every time I asked him to do something like pick up his toys, do his school work, or clean the dishes. There were days when he would...
  • 6 Ways to Prepare for Missions Trips & Your Mission Field Mama Missions is something dear to my heart. That the nations would come into a relationship with God through Christ Jesus is a prayer of mine,...
  • I’ve never been able to sit still. My childhood report cards were sent home with the red penned notes “unable to focus,” “distracted,” “chatty.” I always felt like there was something more interesting somewhere… else. Now...
  •   The 1st year… The first year of parenthood is a year of wonder.  This small bundle of life that spends most of the day, largely sleeping, is a creature worthy of awe.  New parents often...
  • I prefer to avoid the ER. There is another -er that is good to avoid. The suffix, er. The er  that comes at the end of a verb: Smarter Happier Sweeter Nicer When we compare our...
  • At 22 years old, I found out that I was going to be something that I’d dreamed of being since I was little: a mommy. I still remember the panicking, excited butterflies that swarmed in my...
  •   Enough Is it enough? We can often fall into the trap of asking ourselves if what we hope for our lives is enough. This is especially true from moms everywhere. There is so much pressure...
  • We had a young woman living with us for about 9 months. She worked as a care giver for elderly home-bound folks. One evening, after training, she came home visibility upset. “The company wants me to...
  •   May 2017 will go down as a very full month for me. As I write, I’m sitting in the Airport at Will Rodgers World Airport in Oklahoma City, OK. We were at the OCHEC Convention...
  • Meet the Author: Lori Wildenberg Welcome, Lori! Here’s Lori’s bio: Lori Wildenberg , licensed parent-family educator and co-founder of 1 Corinthians 13Parenting, is passionate about helping families build connections that last a life time. She’s a...
  • If there’s anything more blissful this side of heaven than cuddling your baby for the first time I don’t know what it is. That sweet smelling bundle resting on your breast holds the power to both...
  • Before children, if asked what physical attribute I liked best about myself, I would have absolutely chosen my hair. It was thick, straight, long, and blonde. While I knew it didn’t define me, it was definitely...
  • We had a marvelous adventure planned for the day. I gave Joe a list of possible activities to choose from, which included tennis, golf, soccer, lacrosse, hiking and “canoeing through and under Trenton on the Assunpink...
  • What is your parenting approach?  I don’t know about you all but I’m learning daily new approaches.  It’s an ongoing process.   Some things I try work and other things just make life messy.   As...
  • The three-year-old refused to go into his room, day or night, because,“The bad dream is in there.” He was terrified and his mom was worried. This had gone on for six months. During a Facebook conversation,...
  • Parenting is not about doing everything right all the time.  We will make mistakes and nothing goes in vain if we learn from them.  Parenting is about getting back up when we fall.  We learn to...
  • Dear Daughter, Social Anxiety–that’s what the therapist called it as I sat across from her on the mahogany leather couch. Her office was devised to look like a living room, to make me feel at home,...
  •   Learning No What’s the one word all children seem to hate? The one word that can turn a perfectly sweet child from cute to chaotic? The one word that parents seem almost allergic to these...
  •   Everybody, Listen Up!   A few weeks ago my family decided to go on an outing. As we prepared to head out the door, everybody had their own plan and tried to convince everyone else...
  • Kids are in it to win it, aren’t they? They are all in when it comes to fighting for their way. Power struggles are exhausting for the parent. Exhilarating to the child. It has helped me...
  • Don’t we all wish that we had the energy of a toddler? These little energy beings are constantly on the move and the minute we let them out of our sight they do something they shouldn’t....
  • Everyone seems to be going to extremes today and we’re loosing the ability to dialog in a meaningful and decent manner. I find it very frustrating. God made me with the personality of a peacemaker. That...
  •     Discipline Discipline is important work and some days my approach goes well and other days not so well.  Sometimes what works for one child doesn’t work for the other.  There are so many ways...
  • Tonight, as I write I’m sitting on a question. Our last visit to the doctor, she suggested that our baby girl displayed many of the symptoms of a rare and serious auto-immune disease. “An answer in...
  •   Why is it so difficult for children to go to sleep at bedtime? Does this sound familiar? “Mommy can I have a drink?” “Mommy there is an alien under my bed?” “Mommy I’m hungry” “Mommy...
  •   The Attitude Girls and attitudes. Those two words seem to be synonymous or at least in my world they are. My daughter is only 2 and already has quite the attitude if the mood hits...
  • “Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words.” – St. Francis of Assisi   Setting An Example Recently my family went out to eat at one of our favorite restaurants, Chipotle. (Just a side...
  • Blessings always come with responsibilities. The greater the blessing, the greater the responsibility. When I was a kid, if my pockets were full of a few quarters and a couple cubes of bubble gum, then I...
  • Do You Need More Peace and Quiet in Your Evenings?  Today’s podcast will help you create a quiet and restful place.  Better Sleep for everyone!!! Why do kids have a hard time going to sleep when...
  • So God created man in his own image. Genesis 1: 27 So…why do kids act the way they do? It’s in their DNA. Think about it. We are all created in God’s image. There are 4 very...
  •   Do you feel like you’re in a long dark tunnel with no end in sight? I know that feeling because I experienced it too! The teenage years can be a challenge for both parents and...
  • Don’t we all wish that we had the energy of a toddler?    They are constantly on the move and the minute we let them out of our sight they do something they shouldn’t.  When we finally...
  • Just recently a mom blogger asked me to help her answer the following question for her friend. “My 4 year old suddenly won’t participate in our family prayer time.  He just wanders off to play and...
  • Will You Make an Investment of 8 Weeks to Take Your Parenting to the Next Level?     I’d like to continue to share about how 8 Weeks can change your parenting and your family forever. In...
  • Does your child hate school or resist doing his homework.   Do you know why?  My son hates school work and this makes homeschooling tough. I use to blame myself for his frustrations.  I questioned my ability.  Even...
  • Wouldn’t you agree that best friends are good listeners?  I like hanging out with other ladies who want to hear my ideas and feelings.  Great listeners are those who are not quick to give you advice...
  • Moms want to be cared for when life gets hard.  We desire empathy and compassion.  We appreciate support from other Moms.  We accept words of affirmation and comfort. We want to love others like we want...
  •   I love taking drives with my husband through the country.  I imagine myself walking through the tall grass or sitting in front of a cornfield relaxing.  The country clears my mind.  We even have thought...
  • I will never forget when my husband and I brought our baby girl home for the first time to meet her brother.    My son’s reaction was priceless and surprising.   I never thought once about sibling...

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown

Lisa is an aspiring writer with a mother's passion for Homeschool Education and is also a Parent Coach. She has an 9 yr. old son, a 7 yr. old daughter, and has been married to her husband for 10+ yrs. Prior to marriage, she worked over 20 yrs. enriching the lives of hundreds of children and families. Lisa has a Bachelors in Social Work and Early Childhood Education.

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