Category: Kids


  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… Continue Reading “IRRITATION!”

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… Continue Reading “Shaping Little Lives”


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… Continue Reading “MY PINTEREST”

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. •… Continue Reading “12 Things You MUST Remember”

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… Continue Reading “A Solid Foundation for Children”

Little Bunny and the Magic Christmas Tree – PB Review

Another Christmas Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall. Little Bunny and the Magic Christmas Tree was written by David Martin and illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev. Candlewick Press published it in 2011. Little Bunny and the Magic Christmas Tree is a cute little story… Continue Reading “Little Bunny and the Magic Christmas Tree – PB Review”

If I Had a Horse – Review

A picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall. If I Had a Horse by Gianna Marino was published by Roaring Brook Press in 2018. This picture book took me by surprise. The striking illustrations are almost nondescript. It’s clear they depict a child and… Continue Reading “If I Had a Horse – Review”

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.… Continue Reading “More Stuff Parents Need to Know”

Let the Children March – Review

Another picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall. Last week I reviewed one of the cutest picture books I’ve seen. It was delightful! This week’s picture book could not be any more different from that. Let the Children March is about the 1963 Children’s… Continue Reading “Let the Children March – Review”

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… Continue Reading “5 Love Languages of Children-Part 3”

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