Author Kim John Payne asks if we are building our families on “the four pillars of ‘too much’: too much stuff, too many choices, too much information, and too fast.” Then he discusses four layers of simplification: 1) environment; 2) rhythm; 3) schedules; and 4) filtering out the adult world.
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We live in a society where bullying has become one of the top concerns of parents and educators. Katherine Mayfield’s book “Bullied” isn’t just a book to talk about the face of bullying, but also a user manual for kids and adults that are placed in that situation.
Yesterday was the first day of the national WRAP–White Ribbon Against Pornography–week. Join Power of Moms and make it a goal to do something—big or small—about the plague of pornography. This resource guide, put together by our own Melody Harrison Bergman, is a great place to get started.
How do we handle the hyped-up but somewhat meaningless holiday of Halloween? Saren shares what works for her family when it comes to costumes, pumpkins, sugar, parties, and scary but not-too-scary books and movies.
Maybe some of us don’t think we need to talk about it at all, but the fact is that each of our children will be exposed to pornography at some point in their lives. Here are some helpful ways to start an open dialogue while our children are young.
Jennifer Brimhall homeschools her children, and she’s culled a list of her favorite academic resources for all moms.
It’s back to school, and back to that crazy schedule. Power of Moms’ author Tasha Bradshaw shares great tips on how she keeps her sanity and finds balance and fulfillment by grounding herself to the basics.
Believe me, I wish I didn’t have to deal with the issue. But rather than wallow and whine about all the reasons it’s so hard to raise kids in the 2010’s, I prefer to take charge and make the best of it. And for me, that means getting smart about my children’s smartphones.
Today is Launch Day for “Deliberate Motherhood,” and we thought it would be fun to share the behind-the-scenes story of how this book came to be.
Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur are serious holidays, full of soul searching and repentance. In trying to help her kids understand that repentance doesn’t have to be scary, Adina Soclof practices a simple three-step plan, one that eliminates lectures or admonishments.
Recently, many have been “exposed” to a side of Miley Cyrus that we’d rather not to have seen. How can we teach our daughters about what we feel is good and right while encouraging them to be themselves? How can we teach standards and values that the media seems intent upon trampling?
Are we inadvertently robbing our children of the opportunity to learn how to deal with difficult people and situations as well as building the self-confidence that comes from working things out themselves? Allyson gives some good advice on not becoming a “helicopter” parent.