Entries Tagged as 'children'

I could’ve been a perfect parent, and other Parenting Myths

March 24th, 2010 / 1 Comment

While having lunch with a friend last week, we have kids the same age in college, the conversation inevitably turned to talking about our kids when they were little. “There are a lot of things I did wrong when my kids were little,” my friend said. “If I could go back, I would do things […]

Why we don’t spend more time with our children

October 22nd, 2009 / 4 Comments

I am a substitute teacher, and I think teachers have the hardest job in the world! To be surrounded by 20-30 little kids all day and trying to keep them on task is stressful to say the least. I substitute occasionally, and that’s about all I can handle! And when it comes to being a […]

Getting control of your frustrations

September 16th, 2009 / 4 Comments

I know how easy it is for a parent to lose it.  Screaming, Stomping, Throwing things!  I’ve been there. I don’t know how they do it, but our cute little angels are adorable and cuddly one minute, and drive us insane the next. But we are the adult here. We don’t need to be controlled […]

There is hope for THAT child

August 3rd, 2009 / No Comments

I just finished helping out with a week of Vacation Bible School at my church. It was tiring but fun. Our VBS attracts a large number of kids from the community who do not normally come to our church. Guess which kids are the ones that everyone gets acquainted with real fast? Yup, the trouble […]

Getting your kids to do chores, Part 1 – Stop the nagging!

May 5th, 2009 / 9 Comments

A reader asked, “I would LOVE to hear some tips on how to get the kids to do their chores. You know, without making me turn into the Wicked Witch of the West???” This is one of the most common question I get asked by parents. First, we all know that mothers are known to […]

Teaching children manners

March 28th, 2009 / No Comments

According to a survey by Babycenter.com, teaching children manners is “back in Vogue.” Why? The top reason, the survey found, moms say that the world has become a more “freewheeling” place and they want to give their children tools to guide them. The number two reason that moms give for teaching children manners is witnessing […]

Be a host for the Fresh Air fund

March 18th, 2009 / 2 Comments

Imagine a child living in the toughest neighborhoods of New York City. How can he have a chance to experience the beauty of nature, to go hiking, to get some Fresh Air? Now he can, with THE FRESH AIR FUND! The Fresh Air fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer vacations to more […]

When playing is not just playing

March 11th, 2009 / No Comments

Do children under 3 years old need formal education? Do we need to buy them learning programs and educational software? In a previous post, I pointed out a recent debate about whether DVD programs such as “Baby Einstein” are any use at all. Do children learn by sitting and watching? Do they learn sitting in […]

The Birth to Five Book

February 25th, 2009 / 2 Comments

I just finished reading Brenda Nixon’s newest book The Birth to Five Book – Confident Childrearing Right from the Start. I have the privilege of interviewing Brenda on my next podcast coming up next week to talk more about this book. I found this book full of practical advice for dilemmas that parents of young […]

25 random things about parenting

February 9th, 2009 / No Comments

Along the lines of Facebook’s 25 Random Things tag, here are my 25 Random Things about parenting: 1. Hugging your children renews your energy, your perspective, and your joy. And it’s free! 2. If you bake brownies, they will come. 3. Make breakfast for dinner once in a while just to change things up. 4. […]