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!
Sometimes when you have kids the last thing you want to do is add more to your plate by adding a pet to the mix. Sometimes however getting a pet for your child can be one of the best gifts you will ever give to your child.As adults we need to carefully examine the … [Read more...] about Why Pets Can be So Important for Kids
“Would the child you were yesterday admire the person you are today? If not, adjust for desired results.” ― Ziad K. Abdelnour, Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare PoliticsWhen a child is born there is an immediate and uncontrollable feeling of … [Read more...] about 8 Essentials for Thinking Like a Child
Fall weather can be unpredictable and changes in weather can alter children’s behavior.When my girls were school-aged, the topic of weather and our children’s behavior came up in my Parents Anonymous group. The facilitator said, “Any time there is a weather change you can … [Read more...] about Weather Changes Affect Children’s Behavior
Parents have many decisions ahead of them when babies grow into young children: vegan or meat, car or van, spanking or non-violence.When any parent chooses to use corporal punishment it makes sense for them to have a goal in mind. The usual goal might be to teach the … [Read more...] about Choosing Corporal Punishment