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 Talk with Your Child About the Death of a Loved One

Death as a part of life is a principle that most of us have had the benefit of many years to come to terms with. However, when a loved one dies, it can be challenging to try to explain death to a child. This is especially difficult when the person who dies is special to […]

Divorce: Coping, Communication and Kids

When you decide that your marriage needs to end and you must separate, it can be one of the most difficult times of your life. There are so many aspects of family life that are so drastically different after a divorce, leaving your lives completely changed. But a divorce is something that may ultimately be […]

Ken Druck’s Real Rules of Life Offers a Solid Dose of Reality

Hey, I’ve been reading a new book! It’s called The Real Rules of Life, by Ken Druck. The author is actually a Doctor, and he’s got a lot to say. After losing a 21-year-old daughter in a car accident in 1996, Dr. Druck began a journey that so many parents suffer. He lost pretty much […]

Bring The Rain

We all have those moments in life where reality pierces our hearts. I had a moment like that yesterday. Okay….well…I had an afternoon like that yesterday. Heather from OhMyStinkinHeck linked through to a post from Angie Smith, which is a blog written by Angie Smith. (Note: Angie used to write at a blog called Bring […]