1. Simplify.It is easy as a parent to put too much on your plate. If you want to enjoy being a mom, then it is time to cut back some. Let each child be involved in one or two activities, and no more. While it sounds fun to have music, dance, sports, clubs, etc. if you are … [Read more...] about Ten Easy Ways to Be A Joyful Mom
Nightmares are a part of life. All children have them from time to time, and all adults do too. Some nightmares are sad, some are scary and some are just disturbing. However, when children have nightmares they don’t yet have ways of dealing with them like adults do. That is why … [Read more...] about How to Help Your Child Deal with Nightmares
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
"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!
It can be said that the “Good job, Tony!” and the “You’re the best, Michelle!” go a long way when a child hears you speak those words of endearment. However, is there such a thing as too much praise? Are there ever times that you offer your child a compliment when he/she doesn’t … [Read more...] about The Perfect Praise