What mother wouldn’t want her child to be cool and popular? Well, according to a recent study, being part of the “cool” crowd in middle school might not be all it’s cracked up to be by the time those same kids hit their 20’s.
Does your screen time plan need an update? Check out Allyson’s seven tips on making peace with screens.
We might believe that we’re encouraging our children to be who and what they want to be, but we probably also assume our children will naturally follow in our footsteps. Is this assumption preventing us from having close, connected relationships with our children?
if you’re feeling a little stale these days and not at all like the fun mom you used to be or thought you would be, maybe you just need to get out of your workplace (the home) and start living like a tourist.
The short answer is, you can’t. But you can influence them. Allyson Reynolds shares five ways to maintain a positive influence on your teenager.
If you are one of those moms who feels more than a little discouraged by all the ways you seemingly fall short, I’d like to invite you to spend a few minutes challenging your preconceived notions, casting off unrealistic ideals, and redefining what it means to be a good mom based on your own personal strengths and circumstances.
I understand that many moms read blogs for ideas and inspiration. I get that. I really do. But, if you have a personality like mine, you will want to try and incorporate every last great idea out there and risk not doing the most important thing for your family. (Whatever that is.)
My son’s first day of school was awful. It made me miss the days when as long as he knew Mom loved him and thought he was special, that was all that mattered.
We’re all about looking our children in the eye, validating their feelings, and helping them feel important and heard. While I agree that it’s absolutely vital to acknowledge and validate a child’s feelings, I actually think there are times when the best thing you can do for them is to simply ignore them.
Giving and receiving love is one of the best parts of being in a committed marriage relationship, not to mention the sense of security it gives to children, so it is totally worth whatever it takes to keep that part of your relationship alive and kickin’. Allyson shares ideas of what to do daily, weekly, monthly and yearly to stay connected all year long.
Wanting to help our children succeed while avoiding pain and failure is the most natural thing in the world for a mother, right? So what’s the big deal?
I bet you’ve been there: trying so hard to be happy, calm, and patient for such a long period of time and under such stressful circumstances that you ultimately lose your temper. Allyson Reynolds suggests 5 ways to deal with the emotional earthquakes that inevitably topple our good intentions.