4 Suggestions for Helping Kids Deal With Grief

So, we had a very sad week here at Earnest Parenting. We decided that Marlee, one of our beloved dogs, needed to find a new home. To explain: we got Keely when she was a puppy in 2009. In 2012, we got Marlee from a local rescue organization. We believe she was 2 years old […]

How to Instill Confidence in Your Child

All children face some hardships while trying to become confident. It is an important responsibility of the parents to equip the children with enough confidence. With confidence they will not only survive, but thrive in life. Self confidence and competence supplement each other. A confident child will have a positive and realistic perception of his […]

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 […]

Help your Child to Overcome a Fear of Dogs

When your loving family enjoys family time, it can hardly go without your precious dog, can’t it? Still, there is one little, yet no so little a problem – your little one is scared of the family god. As a caring parent, you are somebody that needs to help your child deal with any sort […]