Posts Tagged: parenting

“I WON’T Wear That!”


Oh, the tug-of-war that kids and clothes can bring! Yes, freedom of expression starts early, so perhaps you can learn to manage it. Find out how other parents do it. Listen in on any conversation between a group of moms, and chances are good the topic of clothing will come up sooner or later. Whether… Read more »

Crush the Back Talk NOW!


Katie Brantley has a problem, and she’s not afraid to admit it. “My kids back talk, big time,” says the 34-year-old mother of two girls, ages 12 and 8. “It usually starts at breakfast, and then continues after school. It’s gotten to the point where we all get so frustrated at the end of the… Read more »

Family Business with a Smile


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 »

Fighting the Gimmes


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 »

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