Entries Tagged as 'parents'

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 […]

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 […]

Good parents start with a good marriage

July 20th, 2009 / 9 Comments

(Disclaimer for this post: This is addressed to married couples, not for single parents. If you are a single parent, I want you to know this is not meant to make you feel guilty. It’s written to encourage couples to build a good marriage.) I admit, I am a better mom than I am a […]

Letting go of failures

April 2nd, 2009 / 1 Comment

Family Life Today is one of my favorite radio programs. (You can listen to it online, or download the podcast to listen to it any time.) On the program few days ago on “Launching Your Teen into Life”, Dennis Rainey, the host, said something that resonated with me. “…I think there’s a tendency with all […]

What we learn from Michael Phelps

February 16th, 2009 / 3 Comments

Michael Phelps has been in the news quite a bit lately, unfortunately not the kind of publicity he would want. The question on everyone’s mind is, “Why would a kid with great accomplishments, talents, and promise want to take drugs?” Maybe Michael Phelps, like a lot of kids, didn’t think drugs would affect their lives. […]

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. […]

Technology help for parents

November 22nd, 2008 / 2 Comments

Tired of asking your kids for help with your digital camera or downloading a program? Help is here! All you have to do is ask, and Patric at Noobie.com will answer. I interviewed Patric and asked him for advice on how parents can maximize the use of technology, without breaking anything! Click below to hear […]

The parent-child relationship

October 8th, 2008 / No Comments

“We have two chances at a parent-child relationship.” This is one of the most significant lessons I learned from Dr. Laura. I don’t always agree with Dr. Laura, but she got me between the eyes with this one. As new immigrants to the United States, my parents had to work a lot. They never attended […]

Be an example

October 6th, 2008 / 1 Comment

On a rare occasion when I was cleaning up yesterday, I found a card written by my son in 2003. He was 15 years old at the time. I was overwhelmed with gratitude as I read his words, written to Mom and Dad: “Thank you for always being there for me, being people I can […]