Parenting According to Vicki Hoefle, Part One

2015-03-27T20:45:18+00:00

I recently spoke with Vicki Hoefle, professional parent educator, author of Duct Tape Parenting, and national speaker, about parenting. Her new book, The Straight Talk on Parenting; A No-Nonsense Approach on How to Grow a

Parenting According to Vicki Hoefle, Part One 2015-03-27T20:45:18+00:00

Embrace the ‘Meanie’ Label

2015-04-07T23:47:44+00:00

Q: My six-year-old son has started back-talking, mostly calling me a “meanie” when I tell him to do something he doesn’t like, such as chores, homework, no snack right now, etc. What’s frustrating is that

Embrace the ‘Meanie’ Label 2015-04-07T23:47:44+00:00

Keeping It Real

2015-04-06T16:22:43+00:00

One of my daughters really loves to write. She reminds me of myself at that age—always penning bits and pieces of stories on scraps of paper or in notebooks. She’s told me many times that

Keeping It Real 2015-04-06T16:22:43+00:00

The Angst of a Good Mother

2015-03-24T18:31:29+00:00

What makes a good mother? Contemplating the answer to that is something that can keep us women with children awake at night. I think we look at the answer backwards. We shouldn't be thinking what

The Angst of a Good Mother 2015-03-24T18:31:29+00:00

The Problem With Words

2018-07-17T15:59:26+00:00

Q: My 12-year-old daughter has a friend who began saying things like, “That’s really gay,” when my daughter made a face or put forth an idea. Naturally, this friend said that phrase in front of

The Problem With Words 2018-07-17T15:59:26+00:00

8 Ways to Love Your Unrepentant Child

2018-07-17T16:05:49+00:00

What can we do when our child keeps choosing the wrong path in life? Check out my article on  "8 Ways to Love Your Unrepentant Child" on Crosswalk.com. "Through it all, we hope our children

8 Ways to Love Your Unrepentant Child 2018-07-17T16:05:49+00:00

A Bully of a Label

2015-03-11T18:45:59+00:00

“You’re ugly.” Those words pierced my heart as a gawky 13-year-old seventh grader. It was hard enough to be the new kid at a private school where my classmates had been together since elementary school.

A Bully of a Label 2015-03-11T18:45:59+00:00

The Myth of Free Time

2015-02-10T19:16:55+00:00

In the fall, all four of my children will be in school, albeit not all full-time (my youngest will be in a three-day preschool program). Whenever this comes up in conversation, the enviable response is,

The Myth of Free Time 2015-02-10T19:16:55+00:00

The Good Mother

2015-02-10T19:21:26+00:00

I’m a terrible mother. Before you call social services and report me, no, I don’t beat or starve my children, but there are days when I fall way short of today’s definition of a good

The Good Mother 2015-02-10T19:21:26+00:00