It is easy to forget that even though they are living with me day in and day out, my kids were not with me during my younger years. Funny how we tend to tell stories to our friends in order to liven up a conversation or give them access to our past, yet sometimes we miss out on a … [Read more...] about Dad 101 – Ten things men should know about parenting: 6. Tell them about yourself…
Support Group Wisdom
The Parents Anonymous Group was a wealth of information; I wonder how I could ever have managed without it and the members. Here are a few quick tips that I learned in group that helped me many times: Nothing lasts forever. Change is inevitable… except when you have a … [Read more...] about Support Group Wisdom
Which Is It, Chores Or Punishment?
What if you won a contest and the prize was for a genie to instantly clean and do menial jobs around your home for you? Sounds wonderful, does it not? A busy mother recently stumbled onto an idea that seemed like a perfect solution to her messy house. She had been extremely … [Read more...] about Which Is It, Chores Or Punishment?
10 Ways You Can Shine Your Inner Light
The dictionary defines a lighthouse as a structure with a powerful light that gives a continuous or intermittent signal to navigators; a beacon. The lighthouse can signal danger or provide a safe harbor for seafarers. While the lighthouse is a timeless symbol of confidence, … [Read more...] about 10 Ways You Can Shine Your Inner Light
Tramp Stamp or Body Art?: Teens and Tattoos
One of the more popular things to do these days is get a tattoo. Teens want tattoos, often from a young age. The question for parents is whether or not you should allow teen tattoos. Here is a look at the question:First, consider the permanence. It is true that there are now … [Read more...] about Tramp Stamp or Body Art?: Teens and Tattoos