How do You Teach Kids to be Deliberate?

Sooooo, I got up early this morning, as is my practice these days.  (I have to tutor kids earrrrrrrly every morning).  And as usual, the light above the stove was on. Again. I have TOLD the boys over and over and OVER that I want all lights turned off every night.  I don’t see the […]

Looking for Laundry in All the Wrong Places

So. A certain boy has apparently decided to be the death of me. As a member of the soccer team, he was provided with blue shorts and socks, a blue jersey, and a white jersey. The blue jersey was worn one Sunday evening to conduct a soccer team fundraiser. By Wednesday morning when he needed […]

I’m Going to Talk Honestly About Teens

Okay, Heroes. If you’ve looked at posts on this blog from waaaaay back when I began it (7 years ago this week!) you’ll find that I wrote all of them and that they center around one topic: the boys. When the older ones hit their teen years I started censoring what I wrote to protect […]

Teach Your Child to Drive Safely and Responsibly

Teaching a young person how to drive carries great responsibility. This is an essential skill in the modern world and you want to make sure your child is a safe driver. Let’s look at some tips to help you accomplish this. Make Sure the Child is Ready Kids mature at different rates. Before teaching your […]

Best Tips for Protecting Adolescent Teeth

Oral health should always be a priority. When children reach the adolescent stage, oral hygiene practices should be reinforced by their parents or guardians. Poor oral hygiene during adolescence is one of the main causes of tooth decay and other serious oral problems in adulthood. Every child should be familiar with regular dental visits and […]

4 Warning Signs That Your Teen Might Be Going Off the Straight and Narrow

What causes a teenager to give in to peer pressure or make poor choices that could potentially ruin their future? Is your teen headed toward a similar fate? Here are four key warning signs that your teenager could be headed in the wrong direction: 1. Isolation from the Rest of the Family If your once […]