One of our Facebook fans wrote, “Is lying about brushing your teeth something to drop for my 11-year-old son? As we are pressing into the teenage years I am questioning what is worth not letting go because it is still lying which I don’t want to condone.” Lying is unacceptable and wise parents don’t ignore … Continue reading 3 Parenting Tips for When Kids Lie
We ALL want our children to have high self-esteem. To develop a high self-esteem a person needs purpose. A key component to high self-esteem is built on how you view yourself in terms of contribution. In other words, in the child development process, chores are a big role in a kid’s self-esteem. Our kids get … Continue reading Use Chores to Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem at Any Age
At what age should a child have a cell phone? This is a hard question because it is not just about the function of a cell phone; it also has to do with peer pressure. I suggest allowing a cell phone when the child can participate in the cost of it. That way, when they … Continue reading How young is too young for a cell phone?
Knowing your natural parenting style is important so that you can adjust your natural responses to line up with how you want to parent. We are all surprised when what comes out of our mouth is exactly what our mother or father said. If you are like me, I love my mother but there are … Continue reading What Type of Parent Are You?