How do we raise children who aren’t little jerks? Here are several ways we try to get there. Teach manners, tell them no, give boundaries.
Kids will have accidents or get hurt. Our job as parents is to help them feel better and take care of them while they do!
Teaching your children that part of being a member of the family is doing their fair share around the house is a good lesson! Giving them chores each week helps them grow up to be responsible adults.
Being the “Logistics Manager” for my family includes scheduling everything, but also helping the kids figure things out and being in charge of their mental as well as physical health. And the housework…and all the things!
We all learn from new things, and the freedom of summer gives us opportunities to see and do more before we move to the structure of fall.
These are some of our favorite pieces of baby/parenting advice from friends…pre-baby.
Each of our kids – at every age – needs to learn how to control their emotions, and when we put them in time out or give them breathing room to re-set their attitude, we are showing them how to handle big things.
Vacations and traveling are two very different things. Here is my take on the two.
All of us have busy lives, and sometimes we all just need to take some time to sit down and enjoy each other. In our house, family dinner is that down time.
Parenting is relentless. Love every minute – it goes by fast!