• 10 Ways Failure Leads to Success

    by - Oct 5, 2017
    “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...
  • 4 Ways to Effectively Encourage Kids

    by - Sep 7, 2017
    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...
  • The Nips and Tucks of Marriage

    by - Aug 28, 2017
    Husband: “When I grew-up the bathroom floor was so clean you could eat off it.” Wife: “I’m not planning on eating off our bathroom floor.” Husband: “My mom irons everything, including sheets and underwear.” Wife: “I...
  • 10 Ways to Halt Your Child’s Negative Self-Talk

    by - Aug 10, 2017
    “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?...
  • Tattletale or Reporter?

    by - Jul 20, 2017
    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...
  • Rivalry Between Siblings

    by - Jun 13, 2017
    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...
  • Kids and Telling Lies

    by - May 20, 2017
    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...
  • Messy Journey by Lori Wildenberg

    by - May 6, 2017
    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...
  • The Bad Dream Is In There

    by - Apr 2, 2017
    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,...
  • Are Power Struggles Your Kryptonite?

    by - Mar 16, 2017
    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...

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