Upon seeing my girls, many people have the same reaction. “What pretty little girls!” or “I love your fancy dress!” There is nothing innately wrong with these expressions. But what is the long-term consequence on little girls when the first thing anyone says to them is about how they look.
Posts in the "Teaching Values/Character" category:
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.
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 […]
Messages in the media can be both inspiring and harmful. It’s important children recognize the difference and become experts in deconstructing these ideas so they can avoid unrealistic goals or expectations often showcased in various media.
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?
The first few years of motherhood were an adjustment as I learned to let go of my preconceived notions and sense of control to embrace the messiness and magic of motherhood.
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.
Prepare your children for the tricks of potential abusers and abductors with these three strategies: teach, ask questions, and practice.
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?