Summer is upon us and that means the kids will have way more time on their hands than usual. Now, if you are like me, you hope that means they will run wild and free outdoors but if you are like me, you also know that they will want to spend a lot of that time using the Internet. I think the Internet is a fantastic resource for learning and fun but even good things must have … [Read more...] about How To Set Parental Controls For The Internet Using xFi
Making children do their own chores is an important part of preparing them for independence. Running a household requires a lot of upkeep and it is only fair that all family members pitch in. There are many benefits of chores a few which include children learning the skills they need to do dishes, wash laundry, and clean a bathroom. A family that does chores together is less … [Read more...] about Making A Chore List For Kids? Homey Chore Checklist App Makes It Easy!
It is no secret that parenting teens can sometimes be challenging. However it can also be very rewarding. Parenting teens these days is a whole new challenge because there are so many kinds of technology, including social media, dominating our teen's lives and opening the door to things like cyberbullying and peer pressure in a whole new format. Many teens feel stressed out … [Read more...] about Don’t Make These Mistakes Parenting Your Teen
I think my kids are very cooperative. I expect them to be, I treat them as though they will be, and I show shocked disappointment when they let me down, because frankly, I am shocked. I think a big part of why they are so cooperative is that I have always used encouragement as a tool when I was teaching them something or explaining to them why we do something. While I may … [Read more...] about Teaching Kids Through Encouragement
Technology has been becoming entrenched in our daily lives more and more. Parents today are facing a whole new challenge of raising kids with access to everything at their fingertips (on the internet) and often in their pockets (cell phones). The end of the school year is rapidly approaching and kids are about to experience a lot more free time over the summer and with that … [Read more...] about Develop Technology Ground Rules For Children
My son has been in Cub Scouts for four years. I enrolled him because I knew that he would learn lots of great skills. As it turns out, he loves Cub Scouts! He not only has fun, he also learns skills to help him do things himself, he picks up positive life messages, and has a whole group of Cub Scout friends now too. Every year, the most anticipated event is the Pinewood Derby … [Read more...] about What Is The Pinewood Derby? Cub Scout Learning And Fun In One
Today I want to share with you a Mindful Parenting Checklist. While I don't think you will use this checklist every day, I do think you will find it useful to use for about a week to help you get into a better routine and then maybe once a week for awhile to help make sure you aren't forgetting anything. The idea behind this Mindful Parenting Checklist is to help you adopt some … [Read more...] about Mindful Parenting Checklist & Why You’ll Find It Useful