6 THINGS PARENTS DO THAT UNDERMINE RELATIONSHIP

6 THINGS PARENTS DO THAT UNDERMINE RELATIONSHIP

6 things parents do that undermine relationship Parents can unknowingly undermine relationships when interacting with their children on a day-to-day basis. Over time the break down of the relationship will affect your child’s response to you, their behaviors, and...
Teaching kids self-government to improve family life

Teaching kids self-government to improve family life

Teaching kids self-government to improve family life Teaching kids in a way where they learn to make positive decisions on their own will greatly improve family life at home. After the initial work of teaching your child, you will correct less, your child will follow...
5 Things you should never say to your child

5 Things you should never say to your child

5 things you should never say to your child After my daughter had interrupted my sewing project for what felt like the hundredth time, I said one of those things you should never say to your child, “Go away so I can finish this!” Her countenance went dark and I...
Natural vs artificial motivators for kids

Natural vs artificial motivators for kids

Natural vs artificial motivators for kids There is a balance between using natural motivators and artificial motivators to encourage a child to behave appropriately. Earning stickers or having a reward jar is a great way to increase motivation initially, but...
When parents don’t parent the same

When parents don’t parent the same

When parents don’t parent the same Scenario 1: A 12-year-old girl comes home from a friend’s house 30 minutes later than when her dad asked her to be home. She nervously walks in the door and her dad sternly explains that she cannot play the next day because she did...
5 keys for raising emotionally healthy children

5 keys for raising emotionally healthy children

5 keys for raising emotionally healthy children Raising emotionally healthy children is a common desire all parents strive for. But what does being “emotionally healthy” actually mean? Answering this question can help in addressing the emotional needs of a child and...
Using Parenting classes to make you a better parent

Using Parenting classes to make you a better parent

Using Parenting classes to make you a better parent Before I was a parent, I had all sorts of ideas about how to raise children. My children were going to be adorable: the happy children that never threw tantrums over the (cruelly placed) giant lollipops at the...
Using chore charts and age appropriate chores

Using chore charts and age appropriate chores

Using chore charts and age appropriate chores Chore charts. A quick search online will yield an almost limitless supply of colorful printables, ideas for positive rewards, and lists of age appropriate chores. However, even though there is plenty of information on the...

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