Entries Tagged as 'parenting'

What do you think of co-sleeping?

April 30th, 2010 / 6 Comments

I just read an article on 10 Controversial Parenting Tips. The author asked four prominent experts to weigh in on 10 hot button issues of parenting. I am glad to see Kevin Leman on the panel because I’m a fan of his books. The author didn’t ask me, nevertheless, I’m going to take a stab […]

What parenting is all about

September 15th, 2009 / No Comments

When parents ask me for advice for problems they are facing, they are hoping for the cure-all, a guarantee, a silver bullet that would make them the perfect parent with perfect kids in 3 easy steps. Of course we know there is no such thing, but we keep hoping. However, in order to satisfy the […]

Avoid Helicopter Parenting

September 14th, 2009 / No Comments

You know that I believe parents should be involved in the lives of their children. But is it possible to be over-involved? The term helicopter parenting means over-involvement to the point of being controlling and not allowing for age-appropriate independence. Here’s what I’ve seen parents do that I would describe as a helicopter parent: – […]

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 […]

What can we learn from Octo-mom?

April 15th, 2009 / 1 Comment

Everybody talks about her even though they are sick of hearing about her. Nadya Sulman just confirmed that she will be doing a television show with her 14 children. No surprise there. It’s suppose to be a documentary, not a reality show, where the TV crew only comes to film 6 times a year.  (Source: Life&Style) I […]

Can parents avoid making kids angry?

April 1st, 2009 / 1 Comment

The Bible tells fathers not to irritate and provoke their children to anger (Ephesians 6). Children are naturally selfish, undisciplined and irrational. They want to play all the time, they don’t want to share, and they rarely act rationally. It seems to me that to be a good parent, given the job of  teaching our […]

The job description of a parent

March 13th, 2009 / 4 Comments

“The whole idea of caring for children was to keep them from doing stupid, dangerous, wicked things that could not be undone, until they learned enough self-control and good judgment that they could be expected to make their own decisions.” That did not come from a parenting book. It’s actually quoted on page 226 of […]

Parenting is an instinct and other myths

March 2nd, 2009 / 1 Comment

Myths often have a bit of truth about them, and that’s why we often buy into them. The problem with living with myths is that we end up frustrated with expectations that do not become reality. We beat ourselves up for not having a Martha Stewart house, or not having a HGTV landscaped garden, or […]

Resources and articles for parents

February 23rd, 2009 / 1 Comment

I came across a few articles that I found useful that may be of interest to you: “Mean parents make happy children” – Do you children take you seriously or do they manipulate you? This article offers some valuable insights into teaching our children to respect us as parents. “Reaching today’s generation” – In the […]

Not a perfect parent

February 2nd, 2009 / No Comments

It’s still hard for me to believe that my son turned 21 a couple of weeks ago! It is true what they say, children DO grow up fast! Time crawled when my kids were babies when all I saw were dirty diapers and midnight feedings. But time, though it may have seemed slow, does not […]