My sweet, darling baby boy has recently learned the words “NO!” and “UUGH!” and “MINE!” To his credit, he applies them appropriately. Just at inappropriate times. So, after going through this phase multiple times, here’s what I’ve discovered.
Posts in the "Teaching Values/Character" category:
Don’t we all want to make reading a bigger part of our family lives–and our personal lives? This week, April and Saren share lots of great recommendations for books to read with our children and books to read on our own, as well as tips for how to use audio books to integrate “reading” into our daily routines.
Saren shares simple, tried-and-true ideas for how your children can help children in need during the holidays.
When I was growing up, my siblings and I worked hard in November and December to earn money for Christmas presents. You see, along with the joy of receiving, my parents really wanted us to fully experience the joy of GIVING at Christmastime. So from the time we were very young, we worked, earned money […]
We live in a society where bullying has become one of the top concerns of parents and educators. Katherine Mayfield’s book “Bullied” isn’t just a book to talk about the face of bullying, but also a user manual for kids and adults that are placed in that situation.
As we get into the holidays, many families are looking for service opportunities. Chantelle Adams regularly does service with her family and has some simple ideas to help you engage in meaningful service activities as a family. Decide on a need. Take a look around you, read the newspapers, be aware of things that are […]
Yesterday was the first day of the national WRAP–White Ribbon Against Pornography–week. Join Power of Moms and make it a goal to do something—big or small—about the plague of pornography. This resource guide, put together by our own Melody Harrison Bergman, is a great place to get started.
Maybe some of us don’t think we need to talk about it at all, but the fact is that each of our children will be exposed to pornography at some point in their lives. Here are some helpful ways to start an open dialogue while our children are young.
Last year, Amy Makechnie’s 13-year-old daughter requested a lump sum allowance of $100. So, how did the experiment turn out? Read the follow up to Amy’s popular post.
Jennifer Brimhall homeschools her children, and she’s culled a list of her favorite academic resources for all moms.
What’s the key to success? It’s not talent or good looks or social skills. It’s GRIT. Saren shares a story about how she’s working to build grit in her family.
Recently, many have been “exposed” to a side of Miley Cyrus that we’d rather not to have seen. How can we teach our daughters about what we feel is good and right while encouraging them to be themselves? How can we teach standards and values that the media seems intent upon trampling?