The words parents speak to their children have power to shape their child’s actions. Both what parents say and how they phrase things make a difference in how children respond.
Screen time is an issue for most deliberate mothers. How much time do your children spend in front of a TV, computer, tablet, or phone? Do you struggle to know how much is too much? In this episode, Saren and April offer some ideas that can really help!
In this episode, Saren and Tiffany Sowby discuss where to push and where to step back when it comes to parenting teens and pre-teens. Alongside many examples from their experience, they offer some practical and simple advice.
When it comes to raising teenagers, many parents establish a lot of rules and are constantly on the lookout for misbehavior or rebellion. However, nurturing a close relationship with your child could be a better solution.
It is the most challenging and yet rewarding job in the world: motherhood. I have learned a few things in my 22 years as a mother. Here are the top five things I would share with mothers who don’t have as many years under their belts.
Today’s unique confluence of circumstances—a tough economy, increasingly competitive college market, expanding networks and shifts in technology— has created a culture much different than the one we grew up in. How do we help our children create their own success—instead of depending on a strong economy to carry them?
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.
We all go into parenting with certain hopes and expectations for our children. How do we handle it when things don’t turn out as we’d planned? Join Saren and Holly Hamilton-Bleakely, PhD as they discuss how we can figure out our REAL purpose in parenting while helping our children develop into the people they are meant to be.
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.
In this episode, Saren shares some experiences she’s had with one of those age-old parenting issues – getting kids to clean up their room. She also shares some helpful tips for figuring out when it may be time to “give up” or simply let up on certain things that we want our children to do […]
In this episode, Saren reads a post she wrote back when her oldest child was just entering the teenage years as well as a very honest post she just wrote about what she’s currently learning and struggling to understand about teens now that her oldest is 15.