Mothering Is Harder Than I Thought
… how we cope on those days and how we get to the point of choosing to be fulfilled with the awesome job we have been privileged too…
Raising A Grateful Child
…Gratitude is not something that is an innate human trait. Because we are all born selfish…
Performance Focused Parenting
…Have we placed so much pressure on our children to succeed that they may be missing out on the very basics of childhood?…
Finding the Balance of Family and Individuality
..we have to find balance and help them learn to thrive in a unit….
Ways to Make Parenting More Difficult
..Many have said that parenting isn’t for the feint of heart….
Dealing With Bedtime
…It almost seems that the area of bedtime can be a battle for every stage of parenting, from birth to curfew…
Teaching My Child To Communicate
…With the introduction of the three “T’s” (television, transportation, technology) the natural family communication state has been interrupted…
.. some areas of forgiveness don’t even seem natural, especially when it’s forgiving someone who has hurt us deeply…..
Becoming Your Spouse’s Best Friend
If we are not careful then years may go by and we may look at our spouse and realize that we are married to a stranger.
Dealing With Lying
…Lying can become so addictive that even the person doing it has a hard time deciphering the truth…..
Preparing For The Cyber Tsunami
….If you don’t attempt to be current it will be difficult to monitor what your child is doing online, as well as make informed decisions if they are asking to do things…
Helping Your “Pleaser” Become a Leader
…a pleaser could then fall into a pattern of being manipulative or following the rules but only when someone is watching…
Taking Your Child From Stubborn to Determined
..If we are not consistent with our rules, rewards and consequences it can lead to confusion. Worse then that, it can be very detrimental to the training of our strong willed child….
When Parents Don’t Agree
… When parents are not on the same page these boundaries cannot be consistent. It can ultimately make the child feel very insecure…
When My Child Shuts Down
…The first is to make sure to keep proper perspective. Remember that this is only a small battle to win the war for your child’s heart. It is temporary…..
Noticing My Child’s Pain
…we become students of our children even from a young age to learn their individual “tells’ that something is bothering them emotionally….
Developing A Conscience In My Child
…value system is the foundation for our decisions, for our sensitivity to what is right and what is wrong and for the feelings of those…
Teaching Respect for Authority
… reasons range from it makes my child enjoyable for other adults to be around, to it opens doors…
The 30 Imperatives of Parenting
… the 30 things that we must train our children in before they go out the door…
Managing Your Christmas Traditions
When we break it down what is a tradition? Who decides the tradition? . . .
Raising A Grateful Child
Gratitude is not something that is an innate human trait. Because we are all born selfish . . .
“No” Through The Years
When playing a sport it’s important to know the field’s boundary lines. If they’re not clearly . . .
My Children Are So Different
We have children that are completely different. Are they are different by design. . . .
Emancipation / Independence
When our children are born they are completely dependent on us for everything . . .
Teaching To Trust
What exactly is trust and why is it so important? It’s the glue that holds a relationship together. . .
Their Own Opinion
My oldest, like me, is an “arguer.” He is a very black and white kinda person. . .
Getting The Best Start
As parents we need to head into the school year prepared ahead of time for the days to come. . .
Peers vs. Parents
Part of parenting is learning to let go and training your child to handle independence well.
There are many ways girls are different than boys. Each gender has different needs just like different personalities do.
On some levels of society we want to shy away from gender stereotyping but then if you look into the world of toys. . .
There are so many stressors on every member of the family today, financial, relational, and work/ school related stress to name a few.