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Oct30
Teaching Kids How to Handle Life’s Disappointments

Teaching Kids How to Handle Life’s Disappointments

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It is inevitable. We all face disappointments in our lives, many times out of our direct control. How we handle those disappointments is up to us. Teaching our children to weather setbacks and failures is one of the more important jobs we face as parents.

Oct03
Getting Rid of the Shoulds

Getting Rid of the Shoulds

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Let’s make a pact to remove the word “Should” from our vocabularies. Shoulds make you feel weak, like a failure. Shoulds get in the way of you appreciating what you actually do–the things that matter to you and to your family.

Sep23
Your Child Says Their Teacher Is Mean, What Do You Do?

Your Child Says Their Teacher Is Mean, What Do You Do?

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It is the time of year when you begin to hear complaints from the kids about their teachers. Cries of “My teacher hates me!” and “My teacher is mean!” are played out over the dinner tables in many of our homes. So what do you do? How do you know when to step in and when to let your child work it out for themselves?

Aug30
Make Back-to-School Week The Easiest Ever

Make Back-to-School Week The Easiest Ever

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If you do all these things the first week will go off without a hitch. The weeks after that, well, you are on your own. But at the very least you will be able to look back and say, “Hey, remember that first week? Man, I had it under control!”

Aug15
How to Raise a Spoiled Brat to Adulthood in 18 Easy Steps

How to Raise a Spoiled Brat to Adulthood in 18 Easy Steps

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I have done some of these things. Some I have done more often than others. Haven’t we all? Because we are human and flawed and sometimes want to take the easy way out of a situation. Or because we really don’t want to make our children upset. Or because we are just weary.

Aug09
To Get A Second Dog, or Not to Get a Second Dog (A Real Family Drama, in Two Acts)

To Get A Second Dog, or Not to Get a Second Dog (A Real Family Drama, in Two Acts)

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To me it isn’t even a question.We aren’t getting another dog. It is not going to happen. Nope. Never. Not getting a second dog. No thank you.

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