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 —
To assist MOMS in the fine art of Christian mothering we are offering our first on-line Bible study. The studies are non-denominational and we invite everyone: MOMS, GRAND-MOMS, WORKING MOMS, SINGLE MOMS, SAHM, MARRIED, DIVORCED, CHURCH-GOING, WITHOUT ANY CHURCH AFFILIATION, CHRISTIAN MOMS, UNDECIDED, MOMS WITH LITTLE CHILDREN, MOMS WITH TWEENS, MOMS OF TEENS, MOMS WITH ADULT CHILDREN, WOMEN WITHOUT CHILDREN . . . in other words, EVERYONE is invited and everyone will benefit from this study of… Continue
Added by Jean Stockdale on September 10, 2009 at 11:17pm —
I got to see my sweet baby boy for the first time yesterday, had a 3D sonogram. I love that we now have this awesome technology. I understand what it's like to wait until they are born to see them, my other two are old enough that this was not a possibility when I was pregnant with them.
There are some special things about boys that don't happen with girls. They are taught to feel macho and tough and to not cry. More so by their dads than by their moms. In fact, we have a pink crib… Continue
Added by Valerie Owings on June 24, 2009 at 5:31pm —
My son has reached the pinnacle of his pre-adolescent career. I know this because he will no longer let me brush his hair.
Now this seems like no big deal, to anyone who has not parented a child. But to this mother, who pushed this particular nine-pound child into the world eleven years ago, it symbolizes the end of an era. I feel like I should be sending out announcements.
I mean, most children scorn their mothers when they see a hairbrush coming towards them, especially… Continue
Added by Mrs. Hadley Earabino on May 7, 2009 at 11:30pm —
Fundraising and school are inevitable. But that doesn't mean you have to dole out your hard-earned money on products that end up in the garbage, or on the hips. The company I recently started working with has fortunately been able to combine two of the inevitable issues facing parents today- school fundraising and preserving the earth for our children.
Green Students Fundraising
was started by a group of University students who wanted to… Continue
Added by Sarah on November 28, 2008 at 10:41am —