Another summer vacation comes to a close, and in a few short days, my son Kevin begins a brand new school year. He’ll be starting fifth grade this September, his last year in elementary school. As all parents often do, I find myself wondering where the all the time […]
When it comes to respect, you get what you give! Susie Walton speaks about how she was able to achieve mutual respect with each of her four children-- and she shares how other parents can do the same!
Often we get bogged down by our everyday parenting challenges (bedtime, homework, chores, curfew, etc.) that we forget that the bigger picture is actually of our kids as ADULTS! How is what we do as parents today really helping to shape our children's tomorrows? Jeff Everage talks about what he wants for his kids, and how he plans on delivering.
Do you ever wonder what your child would do if they encountered a new, unpleasant situation without you there to guide them, like toy-snatching at preschool, a bullying issue in grade school, or even peer pressure to do drugs in high school? There’s a very simple parenting tool out there to help prepare your kids for conflicts or issues they may encounter, even before they happen-- and it works for any age level and any imaginable situation.
We all know by now that spanking is bad for our children, but constant yelling can be damaging as well. How can parents stop yelling at their kids? Here's a powerful tool that can help parents turn down the volume.
Toddlers are “throwers” by definition, and for a couple of reasons. First of all, depending on their age, toddlers may not have the vocabulary to express what they want to say, whether it’s, “I don’t like this,” or “I’m done with this,” or “I’m mad!” Secondly, toddlers are just trying to figure stuff out, and throwing things is a way of exploring and learning cause and effect.
Christa Orecchio and TheWholeJourney.com helps families understand the importance of watching our sugar intake in the article below. How sugar savvy are you?
Morning, noon and night, it’s important that children heading back to school (and adults at any age) get the healthy foods that help us function. Here, some smart choices to start the school year off right.
We do so much for our kids today to turn them into “winners.” Good schools, sports leagues, extra-curricular lessons of every variety. We teach them that practice makes perfect, hard work pays off, and to keep the eye on the prize. This is all great stuff to teach kids—we certainly don’t want to teach our children to be “losers.” But at one point or another, we all lose. Does your child know how to deal?
Jeff Everage examines the pros and cons of competition to try to answer the question, "Is competition good or bad for our kids?" Was he victorious in finding the answer? Read on to find out.