If you were to ask a room full of parents, "Which stage of parenting is the hardest?" Most would answer, "The teen years!" Kids are fighting for independence and freedom while parents are trying to guide them and keep them safe. Talk about a tug-of-war! So, what's really going on? Everything is in transition at the same time.
Our kids are changing from the “babies” who needed us to teens who are now pushing us away.
We are having to change how we approach discipline becau
This is it, the time of year when the shift from school schedules to summer fun begins! While the first weeks of summer break are fun, we know this “honeymoon phase” won’t last. Soon enough cries of, ‘I’m bored” will be ringing in your ears.
“How do we make it through the summer without losing my sanity?”
Well, while I can’t exactly help with all of the issues in this one blog, I will give you a few tips to get your summer started smoothly.
Hopefully by setting the found
I recently spent a morning talking about parenting with a local MOPS group. I have to tell you, it was a blast! These moms were totally engaged, asking questions, sharing suggestions, being open and honest and speaking from their hearts.
One of the best lines I heard that day was, "I don't have dust bunnies, I have dust dinosaurs!" The room burst into laughter because so many of us could relate.
It got me thinking about how some parents have really high expectations of