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2022-08-15 10:00
Being assertive means being positive and confident. You are aware that you are a worthy person with your own special gifts. You think for yourself and express your own ideas. You know what y… Read More
2022-07-04 12:40
How are you fostering independence in your child? As a parent, you may have a sense of satisfaction in knowing that you are needed. But as your kids get older, your need to be needed should… Read More
2022-06-27 10:00
With summer in full swing and the kids out of school, you may often find yourself thinking or even saying to someone, “my kids are driving me crazy!” If that’s you this sum… Read More
2022-06-06 10:00
Talking to your child about death is a conversation no parent wants to have. But death is a subject that our kids must face in their lives, some sooner than others. For some, it’s the… Read More
2022-05-30 10:00
We all like to feel a sense of safety and security. Kids are no different. Children who feel secure are more likely to become independent and emotionally healthy as they grow up. When a chil… Read More
2022-05-23 10:00
Quality time versus quantity time–which is most impactful when it comes to your children? Quantity time for parents and kids refers to the amount of time a parent is physically pr… Read More
2022-05-09 12:00
How do you talk to your children about war? When Russia invaded Ukraine a couple of months ago, news of the war was everywhere. Perhaps you or your kids have felt overwhelmed or uneasy at al… Read More
2022-04-18 10:00
No matter how much you want to avoid fights with your children–or conflicts, or heated disagreements, or whatever you want to call them–even the most controlled parent can find t… Read More
2022-03-21 10:00
Why won’t my kids listen? Do you get frustrated because your kids ignore you? Or maybe they acknowledge you, but don’t actually seem to hear what you are saying? Maybe this scena… Read More
2022-03-14 10:00
How concerned are you about your kid’s character? Or are you more concerned about what they achieve in school or in sports? What do you want for your kids beyond a college education an… Read More
2022-02-21 11:00
Helping Your Kids Change–is that the real job of parenting? Change from being selfish and uncooperative. Change from being irresponsible, and change from any other number of irritating… Read More
2022-02-14 11:00
What is your Valentines gift to your child today? February is known as a day of expressing love to the people in your life that are special to you. It can be argued that we should do this ev… Read More
2022-02-07 11:00
Anger and parenting often go hand in hand. When the kids push your buttons, it’s easy to get angry, and then parent out of that anger. Although this is a natural reaction, it is not wh… Read More
2022-01-24 11:00
When it comes to raising leaders, are they born or can you as a parent raise them to become someone that people look to as a leader? It’s an age-old discussion, but I’ve decided… Read More
2022-01-10 11:00
Time management is not an impossible task for parents, although it probably feels like it most days. If you are a busy parent–and what parent isn’t?–time is a precious comm… Read More
2021-12-27 11:02
If you like to set new year’s goals, or establish new year’s resolutions, here are my top 10 for parents in 2022: 1. Be sure your child feels and hears your love every day. Find… Read More
2021-12-20 11:00
You matter. Your words matter. How you speak to your children matters. How you speak to them will shape who they become. Your attitude, your words–these are the things will determine t… Read More
2021-12-13 11:00
When you find yourself arguing with your child, do you have to always be right? What if being right hurts your relationship with your child? Winning arguments with your child is not going to… Read More
2021-11-29 11:00
The parent who focuses only on raising kids could end up with children who are immature people in grown-up bodies. I have met 35-year-olds–and OLDER–who are running around still… Read More
2021-11-22 11:00
Problem-solving is a skill that will not only give your child confidence, it will save you some headaches long-term. Perhaps this scenario has played out in your home on numerous occasions:… Read More
2021-11-15 11:00
Parent-child contracts: Do they work? Are they worth the time? Are they good for your relationship with your child?To answer those questions, let’s start with reality in your home. Doe… Read More
2021-10-25 10:00
When your kids are not listening, do you have any idea why? Maybe you feel like you are the only one listening to yourself when you are talking to them about something you feel is very impor… Read More
2021-10-18 10:00
Are you a full-time parent? This has nothing to do with whether you have a job/stay at home or homeschool/send them to school. It has everything to do with building a healthy, whole relation… Read More
2021-09-13 10:00
Getting kids to listen is a challenge in every home. Perhaps this scene plays out in your home: You’ve asked your child to do something…once, twice, three, even four times. And… Read More
2021-09-06 10:00
Every parent wonders at one time or another, “why does my child disobey?” You’ve told them over and over what to do, you’ve talked about the reasons why, you’ve… Read More
2021-08-30 10:00
Building a strong family is a lot like building a house. In our neighborhood, I have watched the progress of several homes as they were being built. Concrete foundations, concrete brick by c… Read More
2021-08-23 10:00
Every kid has moodiness, friend troubles, academic struggles, and thanks to shutdown, mental health issues stemming from isolation. So, how do you know if your child is dealing with somethin… Read More
2021-07-19 10:00
Sometimes it’s hard to ask for parenting advice. As moms and dads, it’s humbling to admit that we don’t’ have all the answers. But the honest truth is that parents ha… Read More
2021-07-05 10:00
Did you enjoy the fireworks this past weekend? Or maybe there were some fireworks in your home as well? Last week I discussed 5 rules for fighting when conflicts arise in your home. But obvi… Read More
2021-06-07 10:00
Safe teen driver. No, that is not an oxymoron. You can prepare your teen and guide them to being safe drivers. Maybe the whole license thing is bitter sweet for you: you’re looking for… Read More
2021-04-12 10:00
Parenting love began the moment you held your child in your arms, whether they came from your womb or someone else birthed them. At first, it may seem easy to love our kids, when they are he… Read More
2021-03-29 10:00
The task to show love to your children every day can sometimes be easy and other times be one of the hardest things you will do as a parent. Kids are cute and wonderful when they are lovable… Read More
2021-03-15 10:00
Do you often feel like each day is a parenting guessing game? A crapshoot of trying to figure what works and what doesn’t when it comes to getting your kids to cooperate? When my oldes… Read More
2021-03-08 11:00
How are you doing at handling parenting challenges? Answer each of these 20 questions based on how much you agree with the statement. Scoring and evaluations are at the end. The purpose of t… Read More
2021-03-01 11:00
Parenting is not like math or science where black is black and white is white. It is more of an art that shifts and changes with the circumstances, and with the needs of your children. Actua… Read More
2021-02-22 11:00
Whether your child is just becoming a tween or is a full-fledged teen, you most likely have noticed some attitude changes. Your sweet baby may not be so sweet any longer and you may feel on… Read More
2021-02-08 11:00
Are you are quick to protest, “No Way! I’m in charge!” and insist that you will never negotiate with your child because you are, after all, the parent? Before you dismiss t… Read More
2021-01-15 14:00
A legacy is an enduring impact that you make on those who outlive you. (Dave Ramsey) What comes to your mind when you think about leaving a legacy through your kids? I recently attended the… Read More
2021-01-04 11:00
Is strong parenting a goal for you? The beginning of a new year is a great time to evaluate life–what is working for us? What is not working? What is working for you in your parenting?… Read More
2020-12-21 11:00
I love giving gifts to my kids, and have to hold myself back at times from going overboard. I love to see the smile, the joy on their faces, even as adults when they open something that I kn… Read More
2020-12-14 11:00
In life, there is really no end to the unknowns. We cannot see into the future, we cannot predict how our kids will turn out and we cannot foresee the problems that lay in wait for us. As ch… Read More
2020-12-07 11:05
Good parenting is praised, admired, emulated, and sought after. But good parenting is not always the best. When we are good at parenting, we tend to settle into status quo, and in doing so… Read More
2020-11-30 11:00
The list of things for parents to be afraid of is very, very long. And the older our kids get, the longer the list gets. Research shows that parents fear: That they are not good enough or do… Read More
2020-11-16 11:00
Great parenting–is it even possible these days? Sometimes it feels like the odds are stacked against parents. Kids are hard! And trying to raise decent human beings in a world where th… Read More
2020-11-09 11:00
As parents, do you ever feel as if your life is not your own? No one fully prepared me for the fact that becoming a parent would be so all-consuming. I was the youngest of six children; I di… Read More
2020-10-12 10:00
Immunities: The ability to resist infections or toxins. There’s a lot of talk these days about the importance of having a good immune system and how to build up one’s immunities… Read More
2020-09-14 10:00
With all that’s going on this year, perhaps feeding your child’s brain has not been a top priority. But now that a challenging school year has started, parents most likely need a… Read More

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