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 […]

Underachievement Can Be SO Frustrating

So. I haven’t written here in…years. This is because of 2 reasons. One is administrative. Google didn’t like the way I had links structured and they de-listed the blog until I fixed it. Going through a thousand posts and fixing links? Not really fun. It took a good deal of the wind out of the […]

I Got the Papers Done!

I did it! I conquered the mountain of paper waiting for me by my desk! It’s awesome. Of course, now I have to pay some bills and do other work. But at least the giant pile of junk mail isn’t sitting there staring at me. Making me feel guilty. Now it’s just a small basket […]

Teaching Your Child to Conquer Their Fears: 5 Tips Every Parent Should Know

If your child has a specific fear, you may be wondering just what you can do to help. The good news is that there are five tips every parent should know about teaching a child to conquer his fears. Spiders, Bugs, and Other Insects If your child is afraid of spiders or other insects, you […]

10 Ways Divorce Can Affect a Child Throughout Their Youth

Divorce causes a disruption in the lives of both parents and the children living in the home. While it does affect some children negatively, it is important to note that not all children experience problems. And that you as parents can do everything in your power to make the adjustment as issue free as possible. […]

5 Tools Every Parent Could Use to Raise Better Children in 2014

There’s no arguing that it takes genuine, hard work to raise great children. There is no magic formula for how to be the perfect parent, but there are definitely tools and strategies that you can use to point them in the right direction for positive growth. These are five tools every parent can use to […]