Category: Advice

5 Love Languages of Children-Part 2

Last week I posted The Five Love Languages of Children Part 1. Today let’s look at those Five Love Languages. LOVE LANGUAGE #1 – PHYSICAL TOUCH This pretty much covers any form of touching that is relaxed, affirming, playful or loving. For instance: Hugging,…

5 Love Languages of Children-Part 1

I recently re-read the book The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell, M.D. My copy was published back in 1997. But, the book was revised and republished in 2016. God instituted families to be pictures of His relationship to…

14 Powerful Ways to Show Your Children You Love Them

1. Touch them when you speak to them. 2. Look them in the eyes when you speak to them. 3. Stop! Listen when they speak to you. 4. Thank them for helping. 5. Smile big while you mess up their hair. 6. Tickle! Tickle!…

More Things To Remember

1. Academic success during grade school or high school doesn’t always indicate success in college. 2. When to bite their tongues. 3. Their child’s favorite dessert. 4. Dozens of ways to say, “I love you!” 5. That after they are grown most children are…

Pointers: Talking to Children

When talking with your children follow these pointers from Jo Frost (Supernanny) in her book, Supernanny: How to Get the Best from Your Children. (Page 73) • Don’t scream and shout. Use the Voice of Authority [*] for bad behavior • Praise your child…

God of Refuge for Parents

When life gets tough,    I am your hiding place. I’m near when you call upon Me in truth.    I’ll protect you from trouble, Surrounding you with songs of deliverance. Give Me all your worries    And watch Me sustain you and your…

Sick Days Fun Box

Don’t you hate it when your little ones are sick? And don’t you hate it when they feel much better and want to be up & busy, but can’t? What do you do—read to them all day? Or let them have perpetual screen time?…

STOP THAT YELLING!

Today’s title isn’t for your kids–it’s for YOU, parents. I am ashamed to admit I was a yelling parent. I hated myself for it each time I lost control and yelled at my kids. My mother was a yeller. Her mother was a yeller….

10 More Things Parents Should Remember

1. Not every minute of a child’s life has to be filled with “productive” activities like classes, lessons and sports. Children need time to be alone, to explore, to be quiet and thoughtful. 2. How to explain basic Christian doctrines or truths, in simple…

Top Ten Rules for Mealtimes

New York Times bestseller author Jo Frost, a.k.a. Supernanny, has some excellent advice for parents. While I don’t agree with everything she does I believe her ability to capsulate her philosophy into her TOP TEN RULES is useful. Here are her TOP TEN RULES…

10 Things Parents Should Remember

10 Super Important Things Parents Should Remember It’s okay to get messy—that goes for kids, parents and homes. The best way to end a doctor’s or dentist’s appointment is with ice cream. How to listen with both of their ears and with their hearts….

The Father Effect

For the dads who are struggling with their role, please watch this short film. It is 15 minutes long, but it has the potential to change your life–and the lives of your family.   If it speaks to you, or if you think it…

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