self-development

THE QUOTE THAT TAUGHT THIS PARENT TO TEACH RESPONSIBILITY TO HER CHILDREN

The quote that helped this parent guide her children to take responsibility for their actions.

WHY WE NEED TO APPRECIATE THE IMAGINATION

We have to learn how to appreciate our imagination. We all have it. We may think we don’t, but we do.   Without even realizing it, you use it.  Everyday.  The more it’s acknowledged and recognized, the more it’s used.  The more it’s used, the more our lives can change.

DISPLAYING CHILDREN’S ARTWORK… and the importance of why we should do it

There are many reasons in child development why children’s artwork should be displayed, but the one I treasure the most is…

TO WORK OR NOT TO WORK? Battling the Criticism of Stay-At-Home-Parents vs. Working Parents

Battling the criticism of stay-at-home parents vs. working parents.

NAGGING OR TEACHING... are we nagging our children or teaching responsibility

Are we nagging our children, or are we teaching responsibility?

CHOCOLATE CHIP PUMPKIN COOKIES and FALL!

A great Fall recipe! Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies!

THE BIG BAD PARENT Will you seize the moment if it means your child will be embarrassed or even get in trouble at school... or will you not?

Will you seize the moment if it means your child will be embarrassed or even get in trouble at school, or will you not? “Should I get my child to take responsibility for something that was his fault? But he’ll get in trouble at school if he admits to it.  He learned from it, so we should just move on.  I don’t have the time to deal with it.”

CHILDREN AND COMPUTER TIME... how much is too much?

“Okay, how would you like to use your imagination?”  In a heartbeat, they all retrieved iPads and/or expensive phones from their backpacks and started playing games – alone.  She stated it was as if they were all inside of their own little bubble.  They didn’t look at each other.  They didn’t laugh with each other.  They didn’t want to play together.  The only talk around the table was who had the nicest phone and iPad. 

HELP CHILDREN DREAM BIG!

Helping children dream big! “We do our best to guide and love and nurture and support our children and their dreams.  Possibly, somewhere along the way without realizing it we either squash their dreams, try to tell them about a better dream, or ignore the excitement of their enthusiasm all together.”

PARIS - FALLEN BUT NOT DOWN - WE FEEL YOUR PAIN

Paris-Fallen But Not Down… “Our citizens did not have to say a word when passing one another at a store, the post office, or even a street corner - we all knew what each other were feeling - a deep sorrow we had never experienced. We hugged each other with our eyes and held the precious families affected with this tragic loss in our hearts.”

AUTUMN MUST-HAVES FOR CHILDREN Leaves, Pinecones & More...

Autumn, crafts, and children! Pinecone wreathes, picture frames made out of Popsicle sticks and leaves, pinecones with a drop of red and orange glitter glue on each petal, and the list goes one.

TOP 40 FAMILY-TIME-TIPS Family Ideas for a Lazy Afternoon

Have you ever had an afternoon where you feel the need for a few more "What can we do as a family?" ideas? Family-fun ideas? Crafts' fun? Indoor - outdoor fun? Harry Pierre & PeTunia Puddlesworth have some great ideas for you - 40 of them!  

DADS TAKE BIGGER ROLES IN THEIR CHILDREN’S LIVES

Dads are taking bigger roles in their children’s lives.

WHEN SCHOOL ISN'T WORKING OUT FOR YOUR CHILD

When traditional school isn’t working out for your child. There are many options available. Just watch your child, and he or she will show you exactly how they need to learn.  Our roles as parents is to just keep searching for what works best.