“I don’t want my child to do as she’s told. I want her to do things without being told!” So how do you get there? How do you get your child off the couch and into being helpful? Let’s talk about what you can do, starting today.
Responsibilities & Values
So many parents complain, especially at holiday and birthday time, how ungrateful their children are. It’s hard to put in all the time, effort, and money into our children’s upbringing and wants and desires only to have them take and take and show no appreciation. So how do we turn this around? How do we […]
As you might have heard, Facebook has launched a new app aimed at children ages 6-12. The app allows for children to message and video chat with a contact list that parents have control over. There is a great deal of controversy over this, with even major news organization chiming in, as well as child […]
In this day and age, it seems everywhere you look, nearly everyone has a smart phone and other devices. Even toddlers can be spotted with these devices in restaurants, on airplanes, and even in cars. On many levels, these devices are not all bad. They help us entertain our children, so we can make it […]
When I was growing up, I remember that we had winners and losers. The Olympics awarded gold, silver and bronze metals to the winners, and everyone else did not win; they were the losers. School sports and professional sports always had a winner and a loser. Once your team lost enough games, you were simply […]
As we approach the holiday buying season, now is a good time to remind ourselves of the difference and to strengthen our resolve to know when to say “no.”