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Five to Ten year olds are a world unto themselves. Here are some great ways to help them grow and reduce your stress.

Containing Words

2019-06-06T12:07:30+00:00

We often want to ban words our kids say that aren't really harmful but that annoy us as adults. The better solution is the "word" room.

Containing Words2019-06-06T12:07:30+00:00

The Early Bird Drives Parents Crazy

2019-05-01T15:58:53+00:00

Let’s face it—we love our sleep as parents! Once our kids get past the infant/toddler stage, we expect sleep to not become an issue. But that’s not always the case, as this mom writes about

The Early Bird Drives Parents Crazy2019-05-01T15:58:53+00:00

Grumble Bunny

2019-05-01T14:32:45+00:00

When our kids complain, we sometimes react the wrong way. This reader questions how to counter a five year old’s negative attitude. Q: Our five-year-old son often has a negative attitude, but in the past

Grumble Bunny2019-05-01T14:32:45+00:00

Outside Influences and Our Kids

2019-01-10T19:10:56+00:00

In this week’s #ThursdayThoughts, I discuss the problem with outside influences. We all have near and far relatives, church members or neighbors, classmates or friends who exhibit less-than-stellar behavior. And our kids are like little

Outside Influences and Our Kids2019-01-10T19:10:56+00:00

Anxiety and Anger: A Deadly Combination

2019-07-09T00:20:17+00:00

  Q: My nine-year-old son is experiencing anxiety and anger. My husband and I follow a traditional style of parenting—we are firm, have high standards for behavior, and are very loving. I believe our son

Anxiety and Anger: A Deadly Combination2019-07-09T00:20:17+00:00

Family Tree Treasures

2018-09-13T21:18:41+00:00

By guest blogger, Susan G Mathis I’d just put my baby and toddler down for their naps when the phone rang. It was Mom, calling to chat. A few minutes into the conversation, she said,

Family Tree Treasures2018-09-13T21:18:41+00:00

A Peaceful Home

2018-07-17T16:06:38+00:00

Note: On the fourth Tuesdays, I’m starting a new blog series on the Fruit of the Spirit, taking us through the nine character traits and applying that to raising kids. “But the fruit of the

A Peaceful Home2018-07-17T16:06:38+00:00