Draw a line somewhere

I am not saying that we should view our children as nothing more than our subordinates that we boss around all the time. However, in order for our children to develop into responsible adults (that should be every parent’s goal), we have to maintain a decent amount of authority over them. Attempting to be their “best friend” throws all of that out the window. Continue reading “Draw a line somewhere”

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They’re not getting any younger

Do you have children who are growing up right in front of your face and leaving you with the feeling that you are losing time? Well, I have the answer for what ails you. Spend the time that you have left with them. Don’t let a day pass that leaves you regretting how little you spent with your children. Continue reading “They’re not getting any younger”

9 Ways To Mold Those Brains

How much attention are we paying to the development of our children’s minds? It is important that we start properly molding those minds as early as we can. We all want our children to be successful as they get older. We all want them to get a good education and a solid job. However, college is pretty stinking hard. What are some steps that we can be taking now, to mold those brains so that they are more prepared for their education when that day comes? Continue reading “9 Ways To Mold Those Brains”

Boundaries

Have you ever been shopping and been in line behind someone who’s child is throwing an absolute fit about something that they absolutely have to have at that moment? Have you ever thought to yourself, “Nope, not my child. My child would never throw a fit like that and get away with it?” Your next thought is probably something along the line of, “Why doesn’t that parent get the child under control?” And, as soon as that thought enters your mind, you see the parent reach down and get whatever the child was freaking out about simply so that they would quiet down. Continue reading “Boundaries”

It’s okay to tell your kids no

There are many parents out there who truly struggle with saying “no” to their children. Each person has their own reasons but the result is always the same. When you attempt to tell your kid not but do so using other wording, the message that they get is “keep trying”.  Continue reading “It’s okay to tell your kids no”