How To Stop Back Talk

You would think that maybe, on my fourth child, I wouldn’t find myself in this spot. I would be able to sidestep it and cruise along, riding on my years… View Post

When Kids Push The Limits (Dos and Don’ts)

As I write this, it is summer. Something that comes with summer is less structure and therefore more freedoms for the child. This can lead to a child basically doing… View Post

Constantly Needing to Correct the Child

Shortly before my third child was born, I wrote a post on Siblings and the Funnel. In it, I cautioned parents against allowing younger siblings the same freedoms as the older… View Post

Should You Control the Environment for Your Children

Should You Control the Environment for Your Children. What you should try to control and what you should let go. I have talked about Controlling Environment for Toddlers. Last month, I… View Post

Fine Balance of Protecting Children

As parents, we really, really want to protect our children. Fiercely. We don’t want them hurt physically, emotionally, nor mentally. Because of this, we often worry about letting our children… View Post

Too Many Freedoms

Last week, I discussed being wise in your own eyes (see Wise In Your Own Eyes). This week I will discuss how having too many freedoms leads to this. Decision… View Post

Wise In Your Own Eyes

“It is our firm conviction, based on our observations, that more conflicts arise out of this wise in your own eyes attitude than any other single factor in parenting” (Preschoolwise… View Post