Archives for Parenting

How To Teach Our Children About Modesty And True Self-Confidence

“A great man is always willing to be little.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson We can all agree that teaching kids how to be self-confident is one of the most important tasks a parent can have. However, confidence is not the same as arrogance, and arrogance leads to total disregard for other people’s opinions, ungratefulness, materialism […]

Simple Activities To Mend A Selfish Child Into A Thankful One

We live in the age of commercialization of pretty much everything. Sure, this may sound like just being grumpy, but this is simply not the case. Greed and blind ambition have become all but institutionalized and it is only logical that our children will once again become the ultimate victims. How many children’s birthdays have […]

Ways to Make Your Kids Fall in Love with Reading

Just as the internet has opened up a whole new, unprecedentedly vast world of information to us, some other trends have made it unfashionable to read. People have grown allergic to anything longer than a couple of sentences. New tech is moving away from text and towards icons that make many of us think we […]

Young Children and Nature: Outdoor Play Helps Improve Kids’ Thinking Skills

Even though most of today’s parents grew up playing outside all messy and happy, the concept of modern overprotective parenthood led to the strange prohibition and control when it comes to playing outdoors for kids nowadays. There’s definitely no reason for that since the parks and playgrounds are safer than ever for an innocent child’s […]

How to Support Children’s Self-Esteem

Parents need to fill a child’s bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes in it to drain it dry. – Alvin Price A study published in 2016 edition of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology finds that children’s self-esteem is already established by the age of five. […]

Tips For Parents to Boost Your Child’s Brain Activity

  Spending time with your kids and participating in their play time can turn into something more than quality fun. With careful nudges and motivating games, parents can do a lot when it comes to training their children’s brains and influencing their social, logical and creative development. Talk to your child Tweet

5 Magical Benefits of Educational Toy Play

Children learn about the world around them through experience from a very young age. They listen, observe, remember and imitate others, but it is also important for them to play with different toys. Give them one, and just watch the magic happen. Muscle exercises Tweet

Infant Baptism: A Major Event In A Child’s Life

A baptism is an important milestone in a Christian’s life. Some denominations allow infant and adult baptisms, some don’t, but the odds are that any Christians entering their new lives as parents will have to start planning out their child’s spiritual path as well as their physical path. Tweet

Home Schooling and Working from Home

So, you’ve been dreaming of doing it all – being the best mother, a doting wife, a home-based entrepreneur, and an excellent home school teacher – and everyone says you’re crazy. “It can’t be done,” they say, shaking their heads vehemently. Don’t give up hope. You can have it all – and without winding up […]

7 Activities to Use to Introduce Your New Nanny/Babysitter to Your Kids

Most kids are normally apprehensive about meeting new people – especially if those people are adults. This is why it is so important to facilitate at least one meeting with a new nanny or babysitter before you leave your child alone with her (or him). This extra time helps your child learn that, since you […]

Should You Consider Adopting a Child?

There are lots of arguments to be made for adopting children, but the only person who can truly decide if adoption is right for your family is you. Moreover, the decision should not be made lightly. Deciding to bring a child into your home is a noble idea to be sure, but not every would-be […]

Montessori Education: What’s the Big Deal?

For the vast majority of American kids, their entire school experience will be determined by their age and neighborhood. Children of the same age and from the same place are carted off in buses to centralized buildings where they shuffle from classroom to classroom in 45-minute blocks throughout the day. A one-size-fits-all lesson plan will […]

Everyone Talks About Maternal Instinct…What About Paternal Instinct?

Moms get all the credit, and maybe they should – or at least most of it. When it comes to making children, they do most of the work. For the better part of a year, an expecting mother has a soccer game going on inside of her belly. It’s uncomfortable, painful, exhausting – and they […]

Pointers for Encouraging Your Kids to Read

You’ve worked hard to instill a love of books and reading in your kids. You read to them while they were babies and toddlers. You take them to the library regularly. They’re reaching that age where they are finally old enough to read on their own and suddenly, now that they have to do it […]

Four Lucky Leaves Review

Our daughter’s new favorite book, “Where’s my clover reaver book?” She just turned four and doesn’t quite remember the title of her book. The illustrations on every page bring the main character, a four leaf clover, to life. Tweet

10 Easy Tips for Being Productive While the Kids Are at Home

As a crafter, trying to find the time and space you need to focus on your projects is a challenge on a good day. If you have kids who are still at home, it can be even more difficult. You need to finish a commission but your kids need attention, too. How do you balance […]

How To Raise A Good Kid

For those of us that have raised kids it is no secret that it is hard work.  It takes time, money, patience, sacrifice and consistency just to name a few. When you think about it, our kids reflect who we are. When we have trouble controlling our anger, our children usually do also.  When we […]

5 Reasons School Bullying Is A Growing Problem

School bullying is nothing new. After all, our grandparents even experienced this painful part of childhood. However, since their days of childhood and even our own childhood days, bullying has escalated tremendously. With the rise of technology comes a new way for bullies to terrorize their victims. Tweet

5 Things That Keep Mom From Getting Enough Sleep

Being a mother is a full-time job requiring long nights and early mornings on a daily basis. I know I am preaching to the choir here, but it feels good to come out and just state the facts. For many moms finding time to rest requires an ability to take full advantage of a few […]

3 Things Newlywed Couples Should Discuss Before Having Children

Adding children to a marriage is a big deal. Moving from being a couple to a family affects every area of relationship. Hopefully, you discussed having children, at least in theory, before you got married. Now, as you consider the possibility as a reality, here are things you will want to discuss to be proactive […]