Sometimes Love Doesn’t

I’m reading a great book called “Love Does” by Bob Goff. Bob outlines how to love people through what you do, not what you say. As a Christian, this hits home because, let’s face it, throughout history Christians’ words don’t match up to their actions. I also think that part of the reason this message … Continue reading Sometimes Love Doesn’t

Back to School Parenting: Problem Solving

Parents can develop their children into responsible adults by helping them work through problems instead of just giving them a solution. Kids must learn to solve their own problems. Throughout this process, parents will grow a stronger bond with their children/teenagers. Video: Teaching Children How to Problem Solve Can you think of some times when … Continue reading Back to School Parenting: Problem Solving

Back to School Parenting: Natural Consequences

The concept of “letting your kid(s) fail” might be alarming to you, but please watch this brief discussion about how it can be very important in raising a responsible adult. Video: Parenting with Natural Consequences What can you do differently this weekend to NOT be such a superhero parent? Video Transcription   So, school’s been … Continue reading Back to School Parenting: Natural Consequences

Eye-Contact Parenting

Try this practical tip to connect with your child, or to discourage bad behavior. Check out this video with a full explanation. Video: Parents can connect with their kids using their Eyes Have you tried it? I would love to hear your stories. Video Transcription   So, today I have a challenge for you. See … Continue reading Eye-Contact Parenting

Parents Must Establish Authority – Bus Monitor Bullied Part 2

In the previous post, I expressed my concern with the way the school district had not prepared their employee to handle these situations – then asked how parents can learn from this. With this popular news story, it is easy to fall into the trap of judging other people and their families – but instead, … Continue reading Parents Must Establish Authority – Bus Monitor Bullied Part 2

Shame on the School District – Bus Monitor Bullied Part 1

First off, I want to warn you that this series will be a little different than my normal posts on practical parenting tips and tools. I found this story fascinating, and perhaps, the media coverage even more so. Also, I feel that there is much we can learn from these incidents as parents, and we … Continue reading Shame on the School District – Bus Monitor Bullied Part 1

Tomato Sauce Parenting Lesson

I recently, had a profound parenting lesson in a very unexpected setting. Who would have thought that an Italian chef making tomato sauce would turn into a parenting lesson… I was in Italy, Tuscany to be specific. If you know anything about the area of Tuscany, you know it’s all about the food and wine. … Continue reading Tomato Sauce Parenting Lesson

3 Parenting Tips for When Kids Lie

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

How Parents Can Respond to a Needy Child and Build Their Self Control

Here is a great question I received from a mother of a 3-year-old girl: Help needed: In the last few months, have noticed a growing trend. After we put her to bed…the “requests”…rather the “demands” begin. “MOMMY!!! MOMMMY!!! MMMMMMOOOOOOMMMMYYYYY!!!” At first it was simple stuff that’s easy to fix…”I have to pee.” I thought I … Continue reading How Parents Can Respond to a Needy Child and Build Their Self Control

My Child is Talking Back When I Use the Energy Drain Tool From Love and Logic. What Do I Do?

Common Parenting Question About Energy Drain Difficulties: I recently received a great question from a parent. It is a situation that occurs frequently, I know I dealt with it when our kids were growing up: “I have an 8 year old and have been trying to use the energy drain with him. I started last … Continue reading My Child is Talking Back When I Use the Energy Drain Tool From Love and Logic. What Do I Do?