While rebuilding our deck one summer, I felt a sudden, sharp pain in my foot after stepping onto a discarded board, “Son of a ---------!” Looking up I saw both of my young daughters wide-eyed with surprise. Without hesitating I added, “You are only allowed to say that when you … [Read more...] about Children Swearing and Cursing
Eighteen is the magic number: Children are always stretching boundaries with parents, even when they are considered to be adults.As children grow from one stage to the next rules need review and updating as their age and maturity levels increase. Having clear rules and … [Read more...] about Rules and Boundaries for Adult Children
The age-old problem of getting children to clean their rooms is one of the top issues discussed in Parents Anonymous Groups around the globe. There are almost as many solutions, though, as there are parents! The thoughts and suggestions here are a compilation of a few of the many … [Read more...] about Get Children To Be Responsible For Their Room
When you are really listening and trying to understand your children it is important to guard against some of the things that seem to come naturally when you are trying to help. Often when our children express their fears, hurts, and anger, we rush in to “fix things”... It is … [Read more...] about Three Top Tips to Help Parents Fight the Urge to “Fix” Everything!
The Internet is an amazing development. People are able to use the Internet for so many different things. Adults and children are able to use the Internet to play games, do school work, and keep in touch with people all over the world. There are a lot of downloads available … [Read more...] about Talking to Your Children about Safety with Downloads