By Guest Blogger Rebecca Reed How many times have we heard complaints like, “young people don’t know the true meaning of Christmas anymore.” Or “Christmas is all about commercialism, Christ has been taken out of
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This is one of my favorite phrases because it means I’m not going to be responsible for my children’s messes or their bad attitudes. The more we let our kids solve their own problems, the
Tantrums in an older child can be very disconcerting to a parent, especially because the child’s outburst can be so much more explosive. Here’s one mom’s story—and my advice on how to proceed. Q: Our
We’ve forgotten as a society that children are drama factories, and often blow things way out of proportion. Sometimes, those kids express violent thoughts concerning themselves, such as wanting to die. This mom wonders how
A mom wakes up to realize she’s been doing entirely too much around the house and that it’s time for her three young children to step up in the chore department. Her question revolves around
Most moms are over-involved in their children's lives, but that's not healthy for mom or kids. Don't get me involved encourages kids to solve their own problems. In this week’s video, I talk about why
Many times, we want our kids not only to obey us, but to understand why they should obey us—and we spend way too much effort trying to get them on the same page as us.
We all want to protect our children, but we need to take care that our actions don’t overstep and become micromanagement. The easiest way to derail your parenting is to become a helicopter parent. In
Kids need attention, especially from mom and dad. But we often don’t know how much attention is appropriate because some kids desire 24/7 attention from a parent while some kids don’t crave much interaction at
How can failure be a victory? Simply this: Children need to experience pain and discomfort in order to properly negotiate life. In this video, I give parents five easy ways to step back and let