My son is eight. And because he is eight, he understands chores. He knows that they are a set of shared responsibilities to maintain our home the way we like it. And there are very specific chores he helps with (cooking, sweeping, drying dishes).
I've noticed quite recently that he doesn't volunteer with…
Added by Lauren Markman on June 20, 2018 at 7:02am — No Comments
I am trying to get better at not doing things for my son.
For example: He likes to cook, so twice a month, he has to cook dinner for the family. While either my wonderful husband or I will act as his sous chef, we make sure he does the bulk of the work. This gets hard if he claims he has had a "long day"…
Added by Lauren Markman on April 20, 2018 at 6:58am — No Comments
Have you ever found yourself betwixt the intense snares of a worthy competitor during a game of I Declare War, Who Sank My Battle Ship or Connect Four, who’s challenging your every move with statements that will make you second…Continue
Added by Niedria Kenny on January 3, 2018 at 3:00am — No Comments
I'm going to jump right into this one just because I am so passionate about this next statement.
Stop teaching your kids to be so nice and polite to adults. Stop teaching them that the "teacher" is to be respected always and stop teaching them to "just go with the program".…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on October 29, 2017 at 2:39pm — No Comments
One of the toughest things with bringing up kids is figuring out how involved you should get in their school life. Moms can’t know best about everything – and schools are (ideally) staffed with teaching and learning experts who should grow to understand your little one and figure out how to help…Continue
Added by Marilyn on October 4, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments
What is wrong with my kids is a question I ask myself at least 10 times a day! Anyone here with me? Don’t lie! I don’t mean it in a bad way, of course not, I love my kids to the moon and back; more then anything. That question is more generally speaking because there really is no answer when it comes to this one!
There is nothing wrong with them, they are just normal, fun-loving, and BIG personality kids that I have created BUT is it really too much to ask that they learn no…Continue
Added by Elizabeth Hurt on June 23, 2017 at 11:08am — No Comments
Is there anything more challenging than teaching grammar? Your kids get bored by the mere thought of grammar rules. How do you make those lessons fun? If the parent shows excitement, that attitude will reflect on the kids’ engagement.
Before you get any further, you should work on…Continue
Added by Karen Dikson on June 9, 2017 at 6:17am — No Comments
Do you possess the skills to be a good Critical Thinker? Has it been something that came easy to you or have you had to practice? Better yet are you like me and have had to really put forth the effort to dissect what critical thinking even means?
Some recent reading bought this evaluation to light.…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on March 9, 2017 at 8:03pm — No Comments
I was having a conversation with my neighborhood Bank Teller. We so happened to be getting lunch at the same Deli. I asked him how things were going with his son's Senior year and College prep. He said going as best as could be expected. I remembered earlier conversations we had had in regards to his…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on February 8, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments
We all lie period. For different reasons at different levels at different times and to different people. I've talked about this before. Our current President is a huge example of lies. So why should we expect that our kids would not engage in this deception as well?
Now that my daughter is older she has moments where she will say to me "oh I can…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on January 29, 2017 at 12:40pm — No Comments
My niece and son (who are the same age) recently spent a week together in the same house during a family vacation. It was a bit of a social experiment, as they are both incredibly smart but have wildly different personalities.
In the end, they did better than any of us could have expected: They played…
Added by Lauren Markman on July 11, 2016 at 6:07am — No Comments
In today’s time, every toddler and growing kid is a gadget freak. You cannot help but buy them gadget or video game of their choice. However, wouldn’t it be better if you provide them with educational video game that not serves their interest but also educates them and makes them smarter!
Added by Karen Cole on May 25, 2016 at 9:39am — No Comments
Added by Shelby Spear on February 4, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments
I love playing with my kids. I love trying to meet all of their needs, and maybe a few of their wants. Most of all I love teaching them how to bring honor and…Continue
Added by Samantha Roberts on January 21, 2016 at 10:10pm — No Comments
There will be no next time.
That's what I tell my girls when they flub up.
Added by Rudey's Room on November 6, 2015 at 6:50am — No Comments
Saving energy is something kids as well as adults can do. Actually, most energy saving tips are easy to do and can save a bunch of money. Plus, you are teaching children essential lessons about protecting our environment and being frugal. The following are some simple energy saving tips for…Continue
Added by Stacey Doyle on August 9, 2015 at 3:05pm — No Comments
Back when I was growing up, our home was always clean. I don't mean tidy. I mean practically white-glove-test-clean. Some used to call my mother "The White Tornado." She'd just shrug and laugh it off. The thing is, though, I don't recall ever seeing her spend endless days cleaning. In fact, most days in the summertime…Continue
Added by Holly Connors on July 7, 2015 at 4:02pm — No Comments
Title: Help Your Child to Thrive: Making the Best of a Struggling Public Education System
Genre: Non-fiction, parenting, education
Author: Liane Brouillette
Added by Mayra Calvani on May 15, 2015 at 4:15am — No Comments
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on February 11, 2015 at 10:52am — No Comments
Have you ever come across a post on social media that changed the way you see your world? I did, just this week. I came across a post on my newsfeed that showed dirty, rough hands. It had a story attached, that always piques my interest, so I read it and it hit me hard. My husband and I do so much for our kids so they never go without,…Continue
Added by Ronda on December 12, 2014 at 1:13pm — No Comments