Do you have trouble motivating your kids to do their share around the house? Check out these five very practical tips from parenting expert Amy McCready to help you get your family routines back on track.
Posts in the "Teaching Values/Character" category:
In the spirit of encouraging growth and freedom, I’ve made a list of things I will not fix for my kids this summer…
My children feel the influence of my own mother’s patience, love and sacrifice, through my best attempts to emulate her. Her influence continually fills our hearts with love.
Instead of getting discouraged about what is going on in the political process, get involved and make a difference! You don’t have to be an expert; there are simple things you can do to begin to show up!
I realized that I needed to reconsider my purpose in playing games with my children. Was the point to spend enjoyable leisure time with them? Or was I trying to teach them the rules of the game?
In an attempt to shift gears to a more constructive mindset, we’ve started sitting down at dinner with an evolving list of questions that help us evaluate our day, our mistakes, and our interactions with others.
We love the fun parades, barbecues, and fireworks, but here are some ideas to teach the real meaning of the holiday!
Not all boys fit into the mold society creates for them, in which sports reign supreme. And that’s OK. The self-worth gained from a parent who says to their son “You are enough” is valuable beyond measure.
I needed to take control of my negative thoughts and find a way to appreciate myself as a mother, so I found four ways to focus more on the good “mom”ents than the bad.
Easter can be simple, cheap, and oh-so-meaningful. Here are Saren’s favorite ideas for easy, Christ-focused Easter traditions.
Like trust, self-esteem can take months, even years, to build—and sometimes seconds to destroy. It is crucial for parents to pay close attention to their child’s self-esteem, because it can be an indicator of other problems.
When my daughter approached me holding a book called Middle Child Blues, I realized that some things in our family dynamics needed to change.