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
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
What is the number one thing that people could do at night to reduce morning stress? When my daughters were younger I often told them to pick out their clothes before they went to bed. And they would respond with a halfhearted “Okay, Mom.” And the next morning there would be a … [Read more...] about Morning Stress Makeover
"My kids argue constantly with me and it is driving me crazy! No matter what I say they have to have the last word!” Sound familiar? Nothing pushes a parent’s buttons more than an argumentative child. I actually had a parent tell me one time, “I would pay a million dollars if … [Read more...] about Why Kids Argue And How Parents Can Stop It!