Finding quiet time can feel a lot like finding a needle in a haystack (or the keys in the diaper bag). This can often leave us feeling burned out and frustrated with those around us. Here are seven ideas to add some quiet to your day.
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Saren interviews online learning expert, Heather Clayton Staker, about how we can help our children more fully reap the benefits of the vast online learning opportunities now available.
We modern parents tend to worry about a great deal of things, but I’m not entirely convinced those worries are worth the lost sleep. As a surgeon, my husband deals with very real life and death situations on a regular basis. As a result, he’s had to remind me on a number of occasions when I’m in modern-parent freak-out mode that “it takes a lot to die.”
In this week’s Radio Show, Saren talks with her two teenage sons about cell phones. They discuss how to enjoy the benefits of phones and technology while avoiding the drawbacks and share some points from their family’s “Technology Contract.”
Check out the simple system one mom devised to help make their mornings go more smoothly.
Join April Perry and her 13-year-old daughter, Grace, as they share a method that has totally stopped the “where-do-we-sit-in-the-car” fighting.
Let’s say you have a plan for involving your family in your household routines & responsibilities. It’s time to take you out of the middle and let a handy-dandy chart or list act as the reminder instead of your nagging!
As parents, we all wish we had been given an Owner’s Manual when we left the hospital with our first-born child, and probably each child after that–each model has it’s own unique characteristics and requires a little different approach, right? This book is packed with principles that we can teach to our children that will “stick to them like peanut butter sticks to the roof of your mouth.”
Does your screen time plan need an update? Check out Allyson’s seven tips on making peace with screens.
Joani Geltman’s Survival Guide covers 80 known problems that parents are likely to encounter while raising teenagers. She draws on her large pool of experience to give parents short and effective, valuable, and even fun-loving solutions that will help them understand and communicate better with their teens.
Even though current financial gurus advice otherwise, Amanda Hamilton Roos is not paying her children an allowance, at least for now. Why? She believes the lessons they would learn from getting an allowance or being paid to do household chores are more damaging than the potential gains in financial literacy.
Join Saren and April as they share their “back to school” stories–along with plenty of practical tips for making the transition work for the whole family.