Growing up, I was a journal junkie. I wrote of my troubles, wonders, heartaches, dreams, gossip, secrets, and daily happenings. For a few minutes each day, I would just write. Whether it was a few lines or few pages, each entry helped me get something off of my chest and kept me from bottling up my emotions. The benefits of journaling for mental health are huge. But most … [Read more...] about 5 Benefits Of Journaling For Kids And Types of Journals
School is in session... are you failing Parenting 101? Do you wonder, "Am I failing as a parent?" I am never one to judge or question somebody's personal parenting style or wisdom. Hey, they are your kids, you do what you want. Good or bad, right or wrong. You ultimately have no one to congratulate (or blame) other than yourself! I truly feel there are many ways to raise a … [Read more...] about 11 Ways You Are Failing As A Parent!
Have you ever thought about what to say to your kids about the news and what is going on the world? Or how to talk about the world with your children? It's a tough subject sometimes - especially with all the negative things happening right now on planet Earth. You can’t avoid the hard topics with them forever. Why And How To Talk To Children About Current … [Read more...] about 7 Reasons You Should Talk To Kids About What Is Going On In The World
We are always trying to teach our children. New ideas, new concepts, new ways to do things. But when was the last time you let your child teach you something? The last time you quietly watched them and thought what can we learn from a child? I try to do this as much as possible and you might be surprised what adults can learn from kids! In fact, there are some great things to … [Read more...] about What Adults Can Learn From Kids
Black Friday… that mad, post Thanksgiving rush to buy items that you had no idea you even needed 30 days ago. Hurry, hurry, hurry. Buy, buy, buy. I saw it all over town and TV today, right down to the viral video of two “jolly shoppers” fighting over a bargain in a suburban Minnesota mall. It all just screams love and joy and good times, doesn't it? And doesn't it also set … [Read more...] about Join The Slow Parenting Movement
Ahhh… it is so tough to let your child fail! From the moment newborns are placed in our arms, we love them unconditionally, we support them as they learn to sit, crawl, and walk. We guide them as they makes friends, we teach them how to read and write, and we give them comfort after every bump and bruise. However, letting your kid fail is parting teaching choices and … [Read more...] about It’s Time To Let Your Child Fail!
As we head into Father's Day weekend, I want to pass along to you some of the basic rules of parenting that I use to raise my son. Tools that I learned from my wonderful father. My dad was simply awesome. No two ways about it. He was my best friend, my teacher, coach, buddy, helper, supporter, and he was even the best man at my wedding (he deserved that role … [Read more...] about My Three Rules Of Parenting