I used to have more mom-related demands in some areas (diaper changing, mess-clean-up, bathing and feeding kids) and a lot less in others (driving to activities, helping with homework, dealing with moods, emotions, and friend drama). As my mom always says, life doesn’t get easier – it just gets different.
If you are like most moms, you probably know what it’s like to have hurtful words screamed at you by an angry child. In her blog post “How to Respond to Your Child’s Hurtful Words,” blogger Nina Garcia gives nine strategies for responding with respect, love, and confidence.
Are you feeling excited but also overwhelmed by the new school year? In a recent article entitled “This School Year, I’m Cutting Myself Some Slack,” author Victoria Fedden offers some wisdom to mothers for avoiding getting “manic” in our goal-setting at this time of year.
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.