I'm not a poker player by the stretch of anyone's imagination, least of all my husband, who is a genuine enthusiast. But ever since I officially became a parent two years ago, I've become quite a student of the game. And, for anyone who is a parent or seriously thinking of … [Read more...] about 4 Things Poker Has Taught Me About Parenting
If the invisible damage showed up like bruises and marks, perhaps parents would think twice. About ten years ago Mr. Ramirez was partly dozing off after a long day and watching a TV program about World War II. I was getting ready to facilitate the online group and was … [Read more...] about What is the True Cost of Child Abuse?
“I don’t have any friends!” will be a lament heard by many parents after the first day of school. Being friendless is a concern for many children and time will take care of most of that but there are other things to think about. When Chelsey was in elementary school she … [Read more...] about Friendless Kid? Try This
I have been told that I am a strict parent, demanding my children to respect adults, inflicting laborious consequences for poor choices, and often taking away privileges for lengthy periods of time.You can imagine my surprise last Tuesday when my 11-year-old son and 9-year-old … [Read more...] about Parenting 101: Creative Discipline
If you want your children to adjust to a new baby, there are some specific areas you have to be careful about, and some specific things you can do. The following are five tips for helping older siblings adjust to life with baby: 1. Plan for baby. The more you plan the better … [Read more...] about I’m A Big Brother! Adjusting to a New Baby