Limiting screen time can be a difficult challenge in our technology-centered world. It can require preparation and creativity to encourage play rather than turning on a screen. However, it is worth the effort to give our children a simpler childhood full of books, nature, imagination, and play.
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As the mother in our house, I had control over the schedule. I was successful at this motherly duty and everyone arrived where they were supposed to be and with what they needed. That was until last Fall, when our family decided to come up with a plan to eliminate debt.
Do you struggle to get your children to do chores? Are you dealing with constant whining (from them) and nagging (from you) as you try to accomplish household tasks? Or maybe your kids don’t do chores yet, and you’d like some ideas about how to get them started? If you’re interested in having your kids […]
Trying to set and accomplish goals as a mother with children (let alone little ones underfoot) can be a shaky if not downright doomed process. How can we remedy this reality to still seek out progress for ourselves and our families?
My journal has become my sounding board. My therapist. The bestie I can count on any time I need to bear my soul. My journal is an excellent listener and I never need to worry about filtering what I tell her.
This book has allowed me to have more honest and open communication with my kids about their online worlds. It has been so helpful to see the issues that my kids are struggling with, as well as areas where they can be a source of help and strength to others.
For the past few years I’ve been worrying about how I can help my children find a healthy life balance in a tech-obsessed world. I realized that worrying wasn’t helping anything at all. I decided to change my limiting belief about my kids and tech and take a proactive approach to screen time instead.
In the case of family meals, I strongly feel that every capable member should contribute. If you are anything like me, you have a million reasons why this is impossible. But believe me, it is doable. And it will change. Your. LIFE.
Setting aside time to think big is hard. It’s easier to let strategy get swallowed up by logistics and tell yourselves you’ll figure it out later. But by taking time to think about the big picture, we can make sure all the little things are adding up to something meaningful.
Perhaps a degree is on your “someday” list but seems impossible during your stage of motherhood. These tips will help you see that this doesn’t have to be the case.
Prepare your children for the tricks of potential abusers and abductors with these three strategies: teach, ask questions, and practice.
Children are meant to be who they are. I think this is the most important concept that we as parents can let sink in. We are not meant to control another person. We are not doing a job with the title “behavior management consultant.”