What will your kids actually remember about their childhood? As April sends her 18 year old daughter, Alia, off to college, she shares what actually mattered in the end.
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Something big happened to me this week. Something . . .transformational. My youngest child started school.
Prepare your children for the tricks of potential abusers and abductors with these three strategies: teach, ask questions, and practice.
In this week’s encore radio show, Saren and April discuss some of their own experiences handling sibling rivalry (some that work, some that don’t!). They talk about when to ignore the arguing, which discipline strategies work best for them, and where they go for additional answers.
In this podcast, April and Eric Perry share a few simple ideas for setting up systems that can help families make progress on their goals while strengthening family relationships.
Whatever stage you’re in, it’s hard, and there are a lot of things to hate. But we’re not going to talk about those things right now. We’re going to focus on the things we love.
Our latest challenge with my youngest is her tantrums. Last Thursday, she threw herself flat on her back, arms flailing, and began screaming in the checkout line at the store. My face flushed as I listened to two older women behind me giving each other a play-by-play of Ally’s meltdown.
In this week’s encore episode, Saren and April talk openly and honestly about some methods they’ve found to be really helpful when it comes to simmering down during situations that are about to boil over.
We have a zero-tolerance policy in my house when it comes to kindness to each other. But have I taught my kids that the same rules apply on the playground, in a friend’s home, at school, and even in the forever-long checkout line?
There’s a lot of talk in the world of paid employment about “skill sets.” Specific skill sets are desirable and even required for certain jobs. Without them, you may not get hired, and if you don’t keep up on them, you may get fired. But what of a mother’s “required” skill sets? For better or […]
I’ve struggled to know how to respond in that moment when I’m feeling exhausted and frustrated and the older lady tells me to “enjoy every moment.” I think the message underneath her advice is, “I miss my kids. I miss being a mom.”
Highly sensitive children are deep thinkers, empathetic, and creative. They are also very emotional, easily overstimulated, and can require much more patience to parent. If we can help them manage the challenging sides of their gift, they will grow up to use their intelligence, creativity, and empathy in positive ways.