August, 2010

First Week of Special Needs School

School started a week ago, but it seems more like a lifetime. My third grader is blossoming, and Rachel’s special needs classroom is a good environment. There isn’t much on…

Back-to-School Parenting Tip — How to Encourage Your Child’s Goals

Recently while shopping, I noticed hurried parents juggling a school supply list, jostling impatient children through the rows of supplies, and negotiating preferences in backpack designs and binder colors while ticking…

You Have Permission to Say “No”

In part 2 of our interview, Mary Beth Chapman talks about balancing life with all of the many responsibilities that come along with it and gives us all permission to say ‘No’ when necessary.

Being Normal

I received a note from a good friend who is reading the book Susan Yates and I wrote, “Barbara and Susan’s Guide to the Empty Nest.” She wrote, “Read more of…

Texting Leads to Discontent

Our dear friends have a son who was a handful. He experimented with drugs and alcohol. Upon graduating from high school he gladly announced that he heard if you sign up for…

How to Help Kids Be on Time

7:45 a.m.: “Kids, please be ready to leave in 10 minutes.” 7:55 a.m.: “Kids, go get in the car and buckle up.” 7:55 a.m., notice son scrambling to find his…

An Interview with Mary Beth Chapman

Recently, Tracey was given an opportunity to spend some time with Mary Beth Chapman. The video below is the first of a four-part series of our interview with Mary Beth…

The MOMents List

Your Back-to-School Relief List So … how many plates do you have spinning in the air right now? Back-to-school supplies, back-to-school paperwork, carpool, after school activities, school clothing buying, snack…

My Biggest Discipline “Aha!”

“Would you just behave?” I must admit that there are a lot of times when I would prefer that my kids would simply do what I asked them to do,…

Back to School Guide

Need help with going back to school? Check out these popular posts: Savvy School Supply Shopping A New School Year … A Fresh Start Surviving Back to School School is…

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