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
Whether your a mom or stepmom I think you'll agree that parenting should come with a warning label that says, "Congrats, your life is about to change in ways you can't even imagine! Here's an instruction manual and a giant box of dark chocolate, you'll need both."
(Some of you would exchange wine for chocolate, that's fine with me! lol)
I remember my first moments of motherhood, there were tears and laughter and a sense of amazement. I was so excited, look what we create
Do you worry about doing a "good job" raising your kids? Do you struggle with "how" to accomplish this goal? Does it keep you up at night? If so, keep reading!
I recently participated as a guest speaker for a panel discussion about raising teens. Concerns from parents ranged from drug use to social media's influence. There was a central theme underlying all of their questions: "How do I do this parenting thing right?"
We had various experts, from a pediatrician to schoo
"Kids were suspended for having weed at school today."
Some of us might assume this is a statement from a high school student. Unfortunately, he is in middle school and his mom just asked me for some advice on what to say to him.
First of all, don't panic! I know it's something none of us want to hear but if your child tells you this it's a good sign! You've developed an open relationship with him and he's comfortable telling you about serious things in his life.
"How can I get my kids to listen the first time I ask them to do something?" This is a question I'm asked time and again! Parents want their kids to do something right away, kids will put it off until the yelling begins. 1. Get his attention If we make a request while a child is fully engaged in another activity, he may not realize we're speaking to him or he's only half listening because he is focused on something else. Politely ask your child to stop what he is doing, wait
The lies, the deceit, the disappointment. Now what? The teen years are a time of self-discovery, peer pressure and societal expectations. Some kids find their way without ever experimenting with alcohol or drugs, others may use it to fit in with their peers or relieve stress. Even the "good" kids make mistakes in their decision making occasionally. You'll find yourself asking... "Can I ever trust her again?" "How can I stop being so angry?" There are 5 keys to moving f