PARENTING

Throw away the worksheets and busywork; instead embrace Life Schooling and have fun learning together! Here are 40 ideas for exploration alongside your kids [...]

Ever have one of those days when life just feels harder than usual? When tempers are running high, and children are melting down, and the household feels like it is stuck in a negative rut? I have those days, too [...]

By focusing more on understanding each of the different types of children, The Child Whisperer lays a strong foundation that can be used for parenting children who are very different from each other [...]

Monopoly is a powerful tool for teaching kids math and finances, and it can also be used to help kids practice being compassionate and kind. [...]

Reading aloud to my children is an essential part of my parenting and homeschooling. Here are 10 tips for making read-aloud time successful.

With the skills and understanding I gained from this book, there has been an obvious positive shift in our family dynamics and the contentedness of our day-to-day lives. By clearly defining my expectations and the consequences for my children's behaviors, they have been able to learn that it is their own choices which determine how their lives will be [...] 

If I could recommend just one daily routine for families, it would be Quiet Time. It teaches children self-sufficiency and gives parents a daily opportunity to recharge and have a short break from the often-incessant demands of parenthood​ [...]

Both of my kids started whining when they were toddlers. It always bothered me when they whined. I tried the usual "ask nicely" response, but over time they still reverted to whining when they were upset or frustrated. I was so ready to be done with whining[...]

It would be a rarity for a girl to grow up in this culture and feel completely content with her own appearance. Having grown up with my own insecurities about my appearance, I want things to be different for my daughter [...]

Beyond the basics of love, food, clothing, and shelter, we try to provide our kids with plenty of books, toys, and games.  But can there be too much of a good thing? 

Computers, internet, iPads, TV's, video games, smart phones: in this digital age, we are immersed in technology. Over time, my family has evolved from watching TV every night and playing frequent video games as a young married couple to now making limited use of these devices in our family hours [...]

As parents, we want so badly to get it "right". Homeschooling parents spend hours and hours searching for the right curriculum, doing "school" with their kids, and finding the right classes for the kids to attend. But on a weekly, or even a daily basis, how much do we focus on our own educations?

Snacking between meals was resulting in my kids not eating well at mealtimes. A few years ago, I came up with a new snacking plan based around two rules [...]

The birthday festivities just felt like too much -  too many presents, too many festivities in too short of a period, and too many times that I felt burned out by it all [...]

Tried and true methods for avoiding Halloween candy overload, for little kids and big kids. [...]

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