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 »
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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 »
Not too long ago, I was loading my sons into the car after a horrendous grocery shopping experience throughout which the boys acted like little hooligans. I strapped my resistant 2-year-old into his car seat, simultaneously barking at my 4-year-old to “sit down … NOW!”
When physical fighting among kids gets – quite literally – out-of-hand, it’s time for parents to take action. Do you know that 70 percent of all families have children who physically fight? If your family is one of them, take heart, you are not alone. The good news is, physical fighting can be eliminated or… Read more »
Ever have one of those days when all you do is nag your kids? Ever have one of those weeks? What about one of those months? Are you looking down the road onward a lifetime of unproductive nagging?
On a recent summer day, I glanced outside to see my two boys sitting side by side in lawn chairs, taking turns using the binoculars to watch a wild turkey in our field. Getting excited, they decided to get closer.
Disciplining children is the most delicate of parenting matters. Most experts say spanking is wrong. So why are so many parents still doing it?
When I was a child, going out to eat was a special treat usually reserved for special occasions like birthdays or vacation. Today’s research indicates that the average American family eats out nearly twice a week – it’s commonplace.
Who says gifts have to cost money? Fun and easy ideas can help you make the perfect treasure for little or no money.
Teaching good manners builds foundation of self-control and confidence.