I love Christmas, but Santa does not bring gifts to our house. This is why I told my kids the truth about Santa.
Puzzled by difficult behavior? Nurture your child and your relationship with these simple ideas to respond to a child’s difficult behavior.
What must a child know for kindergarten? There are government standards for kindergarten readiness, and even more lofty ideals to prepare these tiny people for ambitious careers. I think it is safe to say, all of us want to offer our children every advantage that we can, but what if we have it all wrong? […]
Water is life! How to get your kids to drink more water with these stupid simple strategies.
Reading list for life? Behold, the Ultimate Book List for Adults Who Know – from Home to Finance, and Career to Relationships.
Parent Confident Kids by Saying This Instead of “Good Job” Of course, our children are amazing and we want to praise them, but did you know that praise does not equal confidence. So let’s say this instead of “Good Job!” First, saying things like, “Good job” or “Way to go, Buddy!” are not bad things […]
Practical real-life tips and scripts for facing screen time limiting for kids with a Q and A from the trenches of parenthood
What if I don’t want that normal anymore? Thoughts on going back to normal. What if I don’t want that normal anymore? One afternoon, I was folding laundry while I listened to my kids playing in the room nearby. I had this silent uneasiness that I could not quite articulate at the time. It had nothing […]
School at Home Help
Helping our kids during social distancing
Did you know that by learning a few simple fresh approaches, it can help give us the confidence to handle big emotions from the people in our lives?
I’m a better mother now, but there was a day that I left my kids at the playground and this is our story.
My son received a “spring toy” (a.k.a. cheap slinky) as a prize from Sunday school. No offense for God’s people in China who work hard making spring toys, or the loving teachers who buy and give them, but those things are cheap and not designed to endure standard child usage. This shiny blue one was […]