Parenting Blog

Nagging doesn’t work. I should know, I’ve tried it often enough! Not only doesn’t it work, it’s bad for kids… and for adults.  These 3 things DO work. In less than two minutes, you’ll be reminded of the three ways you can approach a child or a teen with a task and make sure it […]
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Want to end bickering at your house? Want to know if one of your kids is bullying another? Wish you had an easy way to end the whining? Trying to figure out what to do to make your kids step up? Sandy Fowler of Heart Filled Holidays asked me all of these questions and many […]
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Back to School Shopping? As annoying as that back to school shopping list is, there are even more important things our kids need this year. What if you knew for sure that this year your child would have to answer these questions: Want a drink? How far have you gone with a boy? How far […]
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How much should we protect our kids? If your child was invited to a birthday party but you knew some of the “mean girls” were going to be there, would you let her decide whether or not to go? I recently got a question from a parent who didn’t want to tell her daughter about the […]
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  Kids should get outside! Of course kids should get outside. But what’s a parent to do who loves nothing more than air conditioned comfort, or has too much else going on and no safe place to toss their kids out of doors? Grab these simple ideas for broadening your child’s world view without making […]
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