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Parenting kids isn’t for the faint of heart. Here you’ll find the advice and ideas you need to parent well no matter what you might face as a mom.
Find Your Child’s “A+” Game with School Organization
My daughter has always been an A-B student, and happy with that. So when she declared at the beginning of 5th grade that this would [...]
Homework Help That Works!
Do you and your kids need some homework help? Is homework hurting your relationship with your children? Do you have to nag, scream, and threaten [...]
How to Apologize: When “Sorry” Doesn’t Cut It
What’s the appropriate age for teaching your children how to apologize with sincerity? One? Two? I may be behind schedule… My children, ages 14 and [...]
5 Ways Labeling Hurts Our Children
When my daughter’s vacation bible school leader approached me to say that she was the smartest kid in her class, my immediate response was, “That’s [...]
3 Bedtime No No’s For Moms
Bedtime can be hard on moms. We’re tired and our patience has just about run out. But, bedtime is such an important time for children, and [...]
10 Squeaky Wheel Scenarios
Sometimes, because of special physical, emotional or mental needs, a child can’t help being the squeaky wheel in the family. Even then, moms need to [...]
5 Ways to Help Your Children Choose a Spouse
If your child is well below the marrying age, you might not be giving much thought to who they’ll marry. But, trust me on this [...]
5 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in Life
When we think about how to help our children succeed in life, we often think about things like helping them do well in school and [...]
Are You Listening to Understand Your Child?
I come from a family of talkers. Gather our crew in a room, and there’s no chance of an awkward silence falling. That’s a good [...]
Protecting Your Child from Stress
A recent study from the University of Florida found that major childhood stresses—things like divorce, economic hardship, exposure to substance abuse, or domestic violence—have an [...]
10 Things Your 10-Year-Old Should Not Do
It’s completely natural that your tween wants to rush into all the things he or she sees older siblings and kids on TV doing. But [...]
15 Phrases You Should Say to Let Your Children Teach You
Who knew my son could be such a good teacher? I sure didn’t. I spend so much time instructing him that I never let him [...]