Kids are Empowered when they Give

I work at a great children, family and community support agency in my small town. It is a privilege to be a part of an organization that helps so many in my community. Recently, I received an email from our community support manager asking if any of my clients in need would be interested in … Continue reading Kids are Empowered when they Give

How to Use Chores to Raise a Responsible Adult

Chores are such a great tool to build character and raise responsible kids. Here are some quick tips for parents. Video: Using Chores for Kids of All Ages More on Chores Video Transcription   Today, we’re going to be talking about chores and how there are three stages for developing and using chores in your … Continue reading How to Use Chores to Raise a Responsible Adult

Build Character in Your Teen

I was recently reminded of the importance of developing character in our teenagers through the interaction I‘ve had with a young man who has been doing some work around the house for me. Video: How to Develop Character in Teenagers Chores Help Build Character. Here are some practical tips on chores. Modeling Helps Build Character. … Continue reading Build Character in Your Teen

Parenting Resolutions: How to Make Real Parenting Progress with your Child this Year

This is the time of year everyone talks about goals and resolutions. You may recall some of the “resolution” conversations you’ve had with your family and friends already this year. There may have been declarations like “resolutions are dumb” or “I have 15 resolutions this year”. You have probably seen that out of all of … Continue reading Parenting Resolutions: How to Make Real Parenting Progress with your Child this Year

How can families go on vacation and not deal with stressful, entitled kids?

I recently was in Hawaii with our oldest daughter. I was her stand-in for her husband who is serving in Afghanistan in the army. We stayed at the Hale Koa Hotel, which is a military hotel for soldiers and their families to have an affordable holiday, a great gift to all those serving our country. … Continue reading How can families go on vacation and not deal with stressful, entitled kids?