Entries Tagged as 'Communication'

Deeper conversation starters

September 28th, 2010 / No Comments

Rather than just talking about school, or about shopping, or about college applications, how can we as parents connect better with our children with deeper conversation? Here are some complete-the-sentence conversation starters. Parents have to answer too. Use these when you take a walk together, or on an hour drive to grandma’s house, or over […]

Heart to heart talk with your children

September 27th, 2010 / 3 Comments

Ever feel there is some anger or resentment, or just negativity in your children towards you? No matter how young or old your children are, no matter how close you may be, living day to day together under the same roof can result in relationship problems. There are misunderstandings, words said that you regret, anger […]

Listening to our children

September 22nd, 2010 / 1 Comment

Ask around and children will tell you, “My parents don’t listen to me.” And they’re probably right. We listen, but we don’t really listen. As much as we love our children, we as parents don’t listen to them as we ought. We take for granted that we already know our children without having to really […]

Building a warm and loving home

January 19th, 2010 / 1 Comment

What do you remember about your parent’s home when you were growing up? Was it a warm and loving place to come home to? Was there laughter? Did you enjoy being with your family? Do you remember kind and loving words said to you by your parents? Or was there negativity and criticism, shouting and […]

Balloon boy Falcon Heene and lessons for parents

October 16th, 2009 / No Comments

What do you make of what happened with Balloon Boy Falcon Heene? Six-year-old Falcon Heene was thought to have drifted up in a helium balloon on Thursday.  The authorities were in a frantic rescue operation that involved military helicopters and briefly shut down Denver International Airport. When the balloon came to a landing, the boy […]

Improve communication with your teenagers

February 12th, 2009 / 4 Comments

Do you find it hard to connect with your teens? Is the “teenage angst” just a stage of life with your teen that you have to live with, or is there something you can do about it? My podcast is an interview with teen expert Aurelia Williams. Aurelia is the author of Real Life Guidance […]

A good marriage is good for children

January 22nd, 2009 / 2 Comments

One of the best gifts to give your children is a good marriage between you and your spouse. But it’s a common experience that after couples have children, they have less time for each other. No doubt, children are demanding. We give them our time, energy, and affection. Then there’s nothing left for our spouse. […]

Connecting with your children

January 20th, 2009 / 5 Comments

Why is it that with all the “time-saving” devises we have, we are busier than ever? Running from one activity to another, one meeting to another, one appointment to another… Has life gotten so busy that you don’t have time to spend with your children? Is your time together merely “doing” and not “connecting”? Here […]

Is multitasking really the best use of time?

December 5th, 2008 / 2 Comments

“Mom, can you help me with my science homework?” I bring my laptop, my book, and mail to the dining room table so I can multitask while helping my daughter with homework. “What question are you on?” I asked. Answer email. “What question was that again?” Read a credit card offer. “What did you say […]

Improving communication with your kids

November 14th, 2008 / 7 Comments

“My kids don’t talk to me.” You’d think that since we’ve known our kids all their lives and even live with them every single day of their lives, communication would be natural. But those very factors may work against us. Our children may have had too much of us! All we get is a grunt […]