Category: Advice

IRRITATION!

  Is there something about your son or daughter that drives you up the wall? Be honest! Some habit. Some response. Some tone. Some attitude. It simply pushes all your buttons. And they know it, so they do it especially when around you. You’ve…

Shaping Little Lives

“As the twig is bent, so is the tree inclined.” is a proverbial statement from centuries ago. Ephesians 6:4 (The Amplified Bible) “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger [do not exasperate them to the point of resentment with demands that are trivial…

Tips From Two Year Olds

Get excited! There’s always something new to learn. Make a mess! You can clean up later. Explore! There’s a great big world around you. Dance! It doesn’t matter whether you dance well or not, just dance! Play with your food! Get your fingers in…

LAST-MINUTE GIFTS

“Oh, no! I forgot Mrs. So-and-so.” Yes, I’ve said that before. Bet you have, too. Or, “Mom, I need a gift for a party I’m going to.” You’ve heard that, haven’t you? Many years ago I thought it was weird that my mother had a…

Picture Books and More

I’ve mentioned that I’m now on Pinterest. I find it useful in several areas of my life. Today I want to share my Pinterest Picture Books Reviews Board with you. Gentle Chapter Books 17 Unexpectedly Awesome Books for Boys Books That Teach Kindness (and…

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

“Who wants to go see the Christmas lights?” That question was always greeted with lots of, “Me! Me!” and grandchildren rushing to get their jackets on. We’d buckle up and ride around various neighborhoods Oooing and Ahhing at the outdoor lights. I enjoyed the…

MY PINTEREST

I opened a PINTEREST account more than a year ago. Then promptly ignored it. I’ll bet you’ve done something similar before, too. However, a couple of months ago I decided it was time to revisit, learn, conquer the beast. I’m glad I did. Now…

12 Things You MUST Remember

Yes, I’m back with my lists! If you’re not sure about any of these please leave a comment. I’ll be delighted to explain!   • How to be silly. • Ways to honor your child’s feelings. • When to be a good loser. •…

A Solid Foundation for Children

Excellent wisdom from the book Parenting Your Powerful Child: Bringing an End to the Everyday Battles by Dr. Kevin Leman we read on page 177-178: The society we live in today is a dangerous one. There are plenty of big bad wolves out there…

More Stuff Parents Need to Know

More Stuff Parents Need to Know, Practice, Remember:  How to help children understand the relationship between actions (behavior)                      and consequences—both good and bad.  That your encouragement is oxygen to your child’s heart….

5 Love Languages of Children-Part 3

In The Five Love Languages of Children we’ve been learning how to fully communicate our love for our children in a language they will best understand. Click HERE to review the 5 Love Languages. Click HERE for the introduction to this series. Today’s question…

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,…

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