Parenting using teachable moments is an extremely effective method. Teachable moments are those… Continue
Added by denny hagel on August 7, 2011 at 3:24pm —
Just this past week I received a letter that read, “… Continue
Added by denny hagel on August 2, 2011 at 12:12am —
“What do you want to be when you grow up?”…
Added by denny hagel on July 18, 2011 at 11:10am —
My son just graduated from kindergarten. Yea!!! This is the first year that we have had to makes plans for 10 weeks of summer fun. After some mind-numbing research into summer camps and activities that are fun but also educational, below is a list that works for kids of all ages, especially boys with lots of energy to burn. … Continue
Added by Autherine on June 13, 2011 at 10:33pm —
When raising children the topic of children and chores will inevitably come up. Parents often disagree on whether or not it is a good idea to… Continue
Added by denny hagel on May 22, 2011 at 10:51pm —
Our little fluff ball chickies of less than two months ago are already mini-chickens!
5 days old, name: "chick chick"…
Added by Jeanine Ertl on May 20, 2011 at 11:09pm —
Frustrated, stressed, overloaded, anxious…do any of these describe how you feel? Parenting methods and strategies have… Continue
Added by denny hagel on May 15, 2011 at 11:39pm —
Added by jenniandjody on May 14, 2011 at 7:33pm —
Are You Having Fun With Your Teenager? At first glance some of you may think this is a trick question! It isn’t. I ask the question for several reasons.
The first is because so many of the parents who contact me for… Continue
Added by denny hagel on April 26, 2011 at 11:08am —
Don’t you love how nature provides us with a specific time each year to enjoy new beginnings after a long winter of hibernation? Everywhere we look we see evidence of “new life” appearing. Buds on the trees, blossoms on the flowers and the… Continue
Added by denny hagel on March 22, 2011 at 5:33am —
. . . I sit there with tears in my eyes and my heart breaking. I love these girls. All I want is the best for them. How can they hate me? How can they turn against me for the sake of "hanging out and dating"? It's not easy to dedicate your life to someone's welfare. I struggled so much for them. True, they didn't… Continue
Added by Vanita on February 9, 2011 at 6:20am —
It is no question that kids of all ages love to play and be active! Choosing to play tag with a group of friends, swing from the monkey bars, or even kick around a soccer ball is all part of a healthy lifestyle that may lead to a lifetime of exercising! Studies show that young children who are encouraged to participate in such activities in their early years are more likely to continue those healthy habits into adulthood.
To prevent a decrease in a child’s activity level, encourage… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on November 5, 2010 at 8:29am —
Added by Gutsy Living on July 23, 2010 at 1:00am —
Raising Boys World discusses how to talk about your rules on sex in your…
Added by Renee Martinez on June 13, 2010 at 10:06pm —
My son Chris had his first prom the other night. 8th
They didn’t have that shit when I was in middle school! But hey, times are a changin’ right?
It’s just another way to get us parents to spend more money and compete with each other to see who buys the best, most expensive dress/tux, etc, etc. I mean the whole idea was that senior prom… Continue
Added by Natasha Olivera on May 17, 2010 at 3:00pm —
The word "empowering" is floating around the parenting community quite a lot these days. When asked, most parents are in favor of it.
When you speak to parents about educating their children about the principles of the law of attraction, most are in favor of it.
Parents love the part about their children thinking positive thoughts, choosing positive actions, and being grateful for what they have in their life. However, as you go further into the meaning and purpose of… Continue
Added by denny hagel on April 11, 2010 at 10:21am —
If you want to alienate your kids, create an atmosphere that says “I am the boss and you will obey!” On the other hand, if you want a relationship with your kids, create an atmosphere that says “I am here to help you!”
Communicating with your child is what will determine the type of relationship you will share. On going communication is what will allow the relationship to deepen and strengthen.
Parents are often so busy they forget the need to consciously cultivate a… Continue
Added by denny hagel on February 15, 2010 at 2:25pm —
Pregnancy and I have a love/hate relationship.
I am not one to have an easy time with pregnancy in the first
trimester. I'm the mama with her head in the toilet, the trash can, the
parking lot of Target, the random grocery bag I find lying in my car.
It's just not a pretty thing. There is no beauty, no poise, no food
left in my stomach. But it is also during this time that I am most
excited at the prospect of this new little life inside of me.
Added by Angela on February 11, 2010 at 2:06pm —
If asked if you are you an “awakened” parent you would probably pause to consider what that actually means. What constitutes being an awakened parent? Many equate the term “awakened” with “eyes wide-opened” or being “aware”. In terms of parenting, to be awakened means to be conscious of what your role as a parent consists of…examining your role, determining if it is working to produce the results you intend, and finally, making necessary changes to achieve those goals.
Parenting is… Continue
Added by denny hagel on January 7, 2010 at 7:00pm —
I am the first one to say parenting is serious business. After all, I’m not only a mother and a grandmother, my work as an author is based on parenting as well. And like most parents, I focus on how and what my children learn, especially during their formative years. The formative years are the most important years in terms of the characteristics and traits they obtain and carry into their adult lives.
Parents place an enormous amount of energy on their children’s academic education,… Continue
Added by denny hagel on December 26, 2009 at 9:00pm —