If you are thinking, "What? Talk to my kids about porn, no way!" Then you are like me and this article is meant for you. That is not an easy conversation to have with your child. However, I recently heard about Kristen Jenson and she is the author of the best-selling book series, Good Pictures Bad Pictures (affiliate link below). She makes the point that kids need knowledge … [Read more...] about How to Talk to Kids about Pornography: 3 Painless Steps
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I have always known that being a parent was a tremendous gift and responsibility and that I wanted to do it right. When I experienced the miracle of childbirth for myself, my commitment to being the best parent I could be was made even stronger. I am fortunate to have both a girl and a boy and parenting them is my greatest joy. For the most part, I find parenting them both … [Read more...] about Parenting Tips For Bringing Up Boys
Relocating can be difficult for people of any age. Whether you move a lot or have remained in the same locale for your entire life, moving out represents a substantial challenge. Unsurprisingly, relocation can be every bit as hard on children as it is for adults. Kids thrive on routine, and departing from a home they’ve grown accustomed to can effectively throw their world into … [Read more...] about Practical Tips for Relocating with Children
Family values aren’t usually something most people think about until they need to teach their kids a lesson in response to an unwanted behavior. But the importance of family values should not be overlooked. Thinking about what your family values are and instilling them in your children early, can teach your kids how you expect them to behave when you’re not around. Why … [Read more...] about The Importance Of Family Values
If you’re the parent of a toddler, you know it can be challenging. Toddlers are starting to test their independence, figure out what they want (and what they don’t), and they’re pushing the limits of your patience for fun. This is also the time when toddlers are starting to learn what the rules are and that there are consequences for not following them. With some patience, … [Read more...] about Parenting Tips for Toddlers To Reduce Frustration
When we decide we are ready to have children, most of us have an understanding of how it works but not really anything more than an a vague idea of what it is really like. For me, I began reading books with birth stories in them to inspire myself, educate myself, and just get a peek into the real nitty gritty of it. That is why I am so happy to hear about January Harshe’s new … [Read more...] about What To Expect During Postpartum
Chores are a great way to get children to help out and an important element of raising responsible kids. Chores for kids aren't new and neither are sheets that you write their chores down on. However, I found a little twist on chore charts that my kids really love and it actually seems to be working a little better too! I wrote out Chore Cards for kids and they are a great way … [Read more...] about Chore Cards for Kids