How redundant! It is extremely tiring to have to repeat yourself over, and over, and over again. Unfortunately, this is parenting. Don't confuse repeating yourself to a child who is NOT listening to you or repeating yourself if your child is misbehaving. What I actually mean is to repeat yourself or having the repetition needed... Continue Reading →
This is the year…
...to make that change you have been waiting to make. ...to achieve that goal you have been waiting to achieve. ...to have more patience with everyone around you. ...to show more kindness. ...to be less angry. ...to teach your children. ...to be a better parent. ...to read that book you have been waiting to read.... Continue Reading →
Is this what we are teaching?
Are we really teaching our children that lying is acceptable? Are we really teaching our children that NOT following the rules is what we should be doing? Are we really teaching our children that we do not have to abide by laws? Are we really teaching our children that hatred is alright? Are we really... Continue Reading →
Ellen Degeneres talked about this after the backlash she received from sitting next to a Republican - George Bush! Here is her comment: “During the game, they showed a shot of me and George laughing together, and so people were upset. They thought, ‘Why is a gay Hollywood liberal sitting next to a conservative Republican... Continue Reading →
Do you talk to your kids? Do you really talk to your kids about everything, especially those subjects that make you uncomfortable? If you are giving your kids access to the internet via a computer, a phone, or video game players, then you are giving them access to content that may be inappropriate for them... Continue Reading →
...if you are giving in to your child, you may be teaching them a lesson you do not want them to learn. Let's think about it. If you first say no, then your NO must remain as a NO! If your child is pressuring you to give in OR constantly whining or crying OR constantly... Continue Reading →
... so let's remember to start the school year with important routines from the very first day. Routines from the very beginning ensure that your child understands the responsibilities of school and the importance of their education. First of all, all children need several hours of sleep. They need to go to bed early in... Continue Reading →
It’s just easier!
It's just easier to take over as a parent. As a parent we tend to do things for our child/children instead of waiting for our child/children to complete the task for themselves. For example: It's just easier for you to tie their shoes. It's just easier to tell your child what to... Continue Reading →
Communication with your child is the key to their own knowledge and understanding of life situations and to their understanding of the emotions of each individual within the family unit. Children, when they are young, are open and honest; they only learn to lie and not be truthful based on their own experiences and interactions... Continue Reading →