“There is not one good thing I can say about my child!” Parents in my Parents Anonymous group heard this more than once from exasperated parents, (blush) me included. We all may have different reasons for the situation like being over-scheduled, being tired or exhausted. I … [Read more...] about Positive and Negative Moods
There is no way that anyone can be the perfect role model at all times. Every once in a while you are going to blow a fuse and say something out of line, make mistakes, and obviously teach the exact opposite lesson to your children with your actions. The truth is that as much as … [Read more...] about Dad 101 – Ten things men should know about parenting: 2. They are watching you.
Parents second-guess many decisions made when their children were young but we all did the best we could. Last night I saw a scary movie meant for children and immediately my thoughts went to Chelsey and Katie. When scary movies became too frightening for Katie she would run … [Read more...] about Trust the Group
Instructions are important, especially to children doing a chore for the first time. When I was about six years old we lived in Daytona Beach, Florida. Sand was everywhere; on our floors, in our shoes and in our beds. I took it on my own to sweep up the sand now and … [Read more...] about Appreciate Children’s Efforts
My pre-teen daughter asked to have a new friend stay overnight and even though I didn’t know the girl or the parents I said, “Sure, the more the merrier.” Chelsey’s friend Sharon was very bright; her parents were progressive to say the least. She was funny and very clever; she … [Read more...] about House Rules Posted on the Refrigerator