Stop and listen

Dr. James Dobson tells us that, “the amount of live language directed to a child (not to be confused with television, radio, or overheard conversations) is vital to her development of fundamental linguistic, intellectual, and social skills.” (The New Strong-Willed Child, 96) This quote was in regards to fourteen-month-old children. However, this need never goes away. From an extremely early age, our kids need us to pay close attention to them. They need us to listen to what they have to say. Continue reading “Stop and listen”

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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”

That empty nest

I have two absolutely amazing children. Sydney is a little over half way to adulthood at this point and that is crazy to me. It seems like we just brought her home from the hospital yesterday. People warned me that she would grow up fast and they weren’t kidding. I wish that I could slow her down and keep her as a child for a few extra years but I know that she will be grown up and out of the house before I know it. Continue reading “That empty nest”