It may sound like a children-should-be-seen-and-not-heard type of post, but trust me, it’s not. Silence can be the one thing that keeps children going strong even amidst the emotional roller coaster that is parental relationships. Recently, my husband made a comment that hurt me a
Parents, grandparents, and educators are delighted, but not surprised, at how well their children respond to the 10 Greatest Gifts tools and concepts. Why aren’t they surprised? Because they know that almost everyone responds well to being treated with dignity, respect, and directness. Literally, everyone
Marriage IS Parenting: Show them how to be a pro: Part 3 Indirect Parenting Demonstrating a good marriage is parenting just as much as direct nurturing and behavior correction. You might call it indirect parenting. How so, you might ask? Well, what is the general
Marriage IS Parenting: Show them how to be a pro: Part 2 Leveraging Healthy and Unhealthy Parenting Examples If you read Part 1 of this post, you know that personality type always throws a wild card into the mix. So now you have the wild
The Personality Wild Card Someone once asked me, “How often do you fight with your spouse?” After almost 15 years of marriage, you’d think it would be easy, but I could not think of a single incident I would qualify as a fight. I’ve never
I admit it. This seems crazy and a bit of an exaggeration: Researchers say that the average parent spends less than 30 seconds per day deeply listening to their children. Grandparents are somewhat better, but that statistic has got to send a shock wave of
The gifts I’m talking about can’t be bought for any price in any store. But these gifts are vital to giving our children a joyful and healthy future. Of course, I’m talking about the gifts of qualities and values like honesty, responsibility, self-reliance, compassion, a sense of humor, and self-esteem. These gifts are truly priceless.