“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” --Plato “Coach Lisa, I need clarity on how to create a teachable moment … [Read more...] about Three Lessons Learned From a 12-Pack of Iced Tea Cans
Recent hate crime statistics and the crime rate among teenagers present a terrifying picture to parents. As parents, we have to look after our young ones so they don't stray too far from the path while ensuring that they're given enough room to grow individually. Youth hate … [Read more...] about Youth Hate Crime in the United States of America
"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!
Here are a few don’ts that found their way onto my easy parenting list; some came from the Freehold Parents Anonymous Group members and one came from Chelsey – who felt we were too strict (A sure sign of good parenting!). Don’t Correct Children in Front of Others Correcting … [Read more...] about Easy Parenting Part III – The Don’ts List
I have noticed that sometimes as an adult I tend to take myself way to serious. There is definitely a lesson to be learned from my childhood at which time almost anything seemed funny and I was never afraid to show it. The dumbest things would make me crack up in laughter … [Read more...] about Dad 101 – Ten things men should know about parenting: 5. Laughter heals…