“Mom, I feel sick,” my 10-year-old daughter says, as she clutches her tummy on the sidelines before a big soccer game. She is sick, but she is not ill. Her tummy is churning with nervous energy; worry and anticipation are gnawing at her mind.
Posts in the "Teaching Values/Character" category:
Growing up, I never thought that I had the confidence to be a teacher. Back in college, my biggest concern was getting good grades. I took what I thought was the easy way out and decided to work in an office. But then something happened. Motherhood changed me.
Oftentimes, children with ADHD make impulsive or distracted decisions (cutting hair, reading a book instead of brushing teeth, etc.). Once they realize what they’ve done, they immediately regret their decision. They don’t know what to do to make it right, so they end up telling a lie.
Every year our family does the 12 Days of Christmas. We choose a family that is in need of some added Christmas cheer and we secretly deliver gifts every night before Christmas.As much as I love this tradition, and highly recommend it to your family, I really want to add more giving in simple ways to our Christmas season.
I want to give my teenagers a voice of encouragement that, yes, they can do things on their own!
In a month when we try extra hard to remember to be grateful, here are three moms’ ideas for how and why gratitude itself actually blesses our lives.
Here’s a challenge-inspired by Saren Loosli’s video on after-school routines. Everyday after school, Saren asks her five children two important questions: “What did you learn today?” and “What did you to do help someone?” I know the importance of making a difference through simple, random acts of kindness. So often when we think of making […]
Before my first day of school as a mom, I loved mornings. Yet once I had school-aged children, things changed. Little did I know that my mornings would look nothing like the sitcoms. One day the solution came to me. We would create a morning schedule. And it worked!
One exhausting morning, I set my four-year-old, at the computer with a couple of CD-Roms, and I dozed on the couch next to him. Three hours later, I woke up and saw Ethan happily twisting in the “spinny chair,” his eyes just glued to the screen.
Parenting in the age of electronic devices is uncharted territory for many of us; however, setting up guidelines and rules from the start will help teenagers become responsible technology users.
Hey Everyone! How is your summer going so far? I hope it’s been as wonderful as mine. Every year I forget how quickly they go by, and vow to myself to soak in every available moment. Just thought I would share with you some of the things I have cooked up so far for […]
Huddled close together, we dive into our latest page-turning read. Unplugged, life and presence is found in this space. Looking to connect with your child? Here are a few reasons you might consider story time.