Parenting

Why Apologizing to Your Kid is Important and What it Teaches Them

Although I don’t remember the details too clearly, when I was a kid I got into trouble with my parents. They had come down pretty harshly on me, and I…

Instead of Yelling, Try Helping

Recently, I was frustrated with a few of my children who were dawdling with their room cleaning. As I walked into their still-messy room to reprimand them for being so…

Raising Good Conversationalists

Do you sometimes feel embarrassed in front of your friends because your child won’t talk and simply grumbles a “yes” or “no” to an adult’s questions? Do you have trouble…

He’s Driving Me Nuts!

“Noooo!” This cry reverberates daily from my own lips and is directed at some endeavor of my wily nineteen-month-old. It’s not so much that he’s devious, I’ve discovered, though he…

A Tale of Two Moms

How will you interact with the little lives, and little hearts, in your home when the heat gets turned up this summer? Following are two fictional moms, Carol and Amber,…

10 Ways To Help Out…Single Parents and Their Stuff

Single parent. I wonder where that phrase was first spoken. And what the circumstances were. It is a phrase that continues to define me no matter how much I wish…

Having “The Talk” With Your Daughter

There may be nothing a parent dreads more than having “the talk” with her child. You know the one – the talk where we explain the so-called birds and bees,…

Let Your Kids Get Bored This Summer–It’s Good for Their Brains!

Ah, it’s summertime and the living is…easy? Not for the average mom who feels obligated to drive her kids to endless camps and classes as well as coming up with…

12 Ideas for: “School’s Out. Now What?”

Hey there, Jenn, I got your “hint, hint” loud and clear! You asked for some ideas of fun activities over the summer, so here you go. And some of you…

Leftovers, Again?

When I was a kid I used to get so disappointed when my mom told me we were having leftovers for dinner. I don’t know why, but for some reason…

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