When the going gets tough, what do you do? Yell and scream? Throw up your hands and stomp away? Before you give up, try a little bit of something called “Smart Discipline.”
You’ve recently purchased a new television. All the wires are connected just right; you sit back in your favorite easy chair, remote control at the ready, and start pushing buttons.
You’ve tried everything and your marriage isn’t working – You and your spouse have made the difficult decision to separate.
Two of the biggest obstacles parents face as their children grow older center on maintaining parental power and encouraging communication between family members. One of the most effective ways to maintain control of your household, while at the same time promoting a strong line of communication between parent and child, is to hold periodic family… Read more »
In a world of “gimme, gimme, gimme” and “buy this and buy that,” now is the time to equip our children with the arsenal they need to be cognizant consumers. “Mom, are we poor?” my 8-year-old asked the other day. I thought for a moment before I answered. Certainly there is not an overabundance of… Read more »
I was at a birthday party recently. While the birthday boy was opening up his presents, most of the other kids excitedly sat in a circle around him. There was one child, however, who actually was opening presents with the birthday boy. I could hear his parents calling him, but he wasn’t paying them any… Read more »
Does your family have too much stuff? Put an end the mess now – without buying a bigger house! You can do it!
When visitors stop by, 2-year-old Michael Cornaglia proudly shows off his toddler bed.
Admit it. The only time you drive 55 miles an hour on the highway is when you see a state trooper’s radar gun pointed your way. Most times, like most people, you casually break the speed limit within a margin you feel is safe and that the flow of traffic seems to condone. OK, so… Read more »
When most of today’s parents were children, they were taught to say “please” and “thank you,” keep their elbows off the table, write thank-you notes and speak with respect to adults. However, somewhere around the 1960’s young people were encouraged to “do your own thing,” which seemed to include throwing out the P’s and Q’s… Read more »