Parenting

  • When Kids Ask, “Why Should I?”

    by - Oct 11, 2017
    “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...
  • Teaching Kids to Help at Home

    by - Oct 10, 2017
    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...
  • Helping Kids Get Over Themselves

    by - Oct 6, 2017
    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,...
  • 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...
  • Ending Homework Battles

    by - Oct 2, 2017
    I’m not surprised that so many families are faced with homework battles.    Kids are exhausted, frustrated, overwhelmed, and their needs are not being met.   There are things that parents can do differently. Homework Battle –...
  • The Hectic Morning

    by - Oct 1, 2017
    It started as a great morning. The filtered sunlight warmed my face before my eyes opened and one of the last songbirds of the season added joyful music to the dawn. The house was quiet and...
  • Homeschooling – What to Do When Your Expectations Disappoint

    by - Sep 28, 2017
    Broken in books. Scattered pencils. Notebooks everywhere and the schedule is . . . not working. Each day, someone gets further behind and the school year’s probably going to take two years instead of one. My...
  • Encouraging Your Kids

    by - Sep 21, 2017
    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...
  • Five Words For An Angry and Defiant Child

    by - Sep 20, 2017
    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...
  • Tips for Tantrums

    by - Sep 12, 2017
    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...

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