Are we inadvertently robbing our children of the opportunity to learn how to deal with difficult people and situations as well as building the self-confidence that comes from working things out themselves? Allyson gives some good advice on not becoming a “helicopter” parent.
Posts in the "Teaching Values/Character" category:
Tiffany Sowby’s son’s favorite goat died over the winter. Here, she shares what she’s learned about helping children cope with the death of a pet.
Shawni’s tried just about everything when it comes to teaching her kids about work and money. And she’s finally come up with a system that really works.
There are some days when mothering is about as fun as traveling at eighty miles an hour on a blistering hot day on a motorcycle with no windshield in a bug storm! But let’s step back a moment, take ourselves out of the here-and-now and look at the big picture.
By protecting our kids from the dangers outside, are we keeping them inside, within earshot, and unknowingly feeding them to the dangers of screen time and a sedentary lifestyle? How do we find balance between allowing our children independence and protecting them from the dangers that surround them?
I bet every single person reading this can think of one or many times when someone acknowledged, complimented, or praised you for a certain behavior or characteristic. That moment felt good, right? Wouldn’t it be nice to be that person for your own children?
We decided that there were many areas we could work on to bring more respect into our home. We all brainstormed a list of different ways and voted on three behaviors that we would especially focus on this month. ALL of our children really got into this activity. It was really heartwarming!
Hello! I’m Alia, April Perry’s daughter. In this podcast, we will be talking about Seeing Need. My sister (Grace), my mom (April), and I will explain the basic things about it. Seeing Need is VERY simple. All you need is somewhere to record points, ways to receive the points, and fun rewards from the points. […]
One day a year or so ago, my 11-year-old daughter Elle and her friend were bored. They had baked cookies, had a lemonade stand and had taken some good bike rides around the neighborhood. But it was a long day and new ideas for fun were coming on quite sluggishly. I gave her all the […]
I often wondered, are the values we’re teaching, like service, really sticking?
“Mommy, why do we have to eat healthy food?” my wide-eyed eight year old asks. “Mom, why do we have to have lights out at 8 o’clock?” my curious ten year old sighs. “Mooooooommmmm,” bellows my six year old son, “why do I have to stop playing Star Wars and practice my reading?” Grouch, grouch, grouch, […]