Instead of telling our boys to toughen up, we can show them how to be mentally tough and still emotionally tender. I want to teach my son to battle sadness, hurt, disappointment, fear with strength, not denial. I want my son to be confident, not calloused.
Last summer I googled, “What do eight-year-old boys like to do?” more than one time. My calm, easy-going child suddenly had boundless energy. Here are twelve activities that I have found keep my school-age kids active and learning during the summer.
Ryan Anderson uses incredible wit, knowledge, and experience to help us examine how we interact with technology. He draws from his extensive background working with troubled teenagers and compliments that with extensive research to clearly, and cleverly, evaluate and help us improve our dynamic relationship with the cyber world.
Chris Hicks has been a movie reviewer for both newspapers and radio for over 30 years. In his book, he explains the history and process of getting a movie rated, as well as the politics and profit strategies at work. He also offers a passionate challenge to both Hollywood and parents to protect childhood by making and viewing movies wisely.
Although my children may have left traditional “reading, writing and arithmetic” behind them at the school door, there are plenty of ways to have fun and still engage their brains during the summer.
If you’ve ever considered homeschooling your children, you’ve probably wondered, “Where do I start?!” Author Jennifer Brimhall shares helpful principles and questions to guide you to success.
One of the most difficult challenges parents face is how to talk to their kids about sex, and so I am beyond thrilled that a resource like this book exists! I love that I can empower my children with knowledge and understanding that will build their self-worth and give them the confidence they need to ask questions and gain a healthy respect for their bodies.
Shyness often accompanies an introvert who hasn’t quite learned how to navigate her need for solitude and companionship. Do you have a shy child? Here, Amanda Hamilton Roos offers six ways to help shy children gain self-confidence.
I have never had much trouble saying no to things that would detract from my happiness rather than add to it. For me, feeling comfortable saying no comes down to four basic strategies.
Ever had someone move into your space and then proceed to tell you how to run your show? Who does that? Even worse, who does that in motherhood? Author Rachel Hixon explores the in’s and out’s of “bossing my motherhood.”
We modern parents tend to worry about a great deal of things, but I’m not entirely convinced those worries are worth the lost sleep. As a surgeon, my husband deals with very real life and death situations on a regular basis. As a result, he’s had to remind me on a number of occasions when I’m in modern-parent freak-out mode that “it takes a lot to die.”
It’s happened to all of us, but somehow it’s so much more painful when it happens to our kids! What do you do when your child comes home in tears because of mean kids? Here are some insights to help your child feel tough when the bullies get rough.