Externals vs. Internals

In the preface to the second edition of Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Tedd Trip says “Parents tend to focus on the externals of behavior rather than the internal overflow of… View Post

The Ever-Changing Child

“…not only am I coping with different kids, but they change every year and even minute by minute sometimes. It’s like waking up every day and finding a new computer on… View Post

The All-Important “Why”

I have talked many times about the importance of “why” you do things, no simply how. In The Parenting Breakthrough by Merilee Boyack, she brings up a great point on… View Post

Unique Variables

The first chapter in On Becoming Pre-Toddlerwise talks about different factors that will influence the evolvement of your child. Ezzo and Bucknam make a very important point: “your pretoddler is… View Post

Adjusting for Context

On Becoming Babywise II reminds us of the need to take situations in context. “…you can focus on the right response in the short-term, without compromising your long-term objectives” (page… View Post

How to Solve Your Parenting Problems Using Beliefs, Goals, Why, and How

How to Solve Your Parenting Problems Using Beliefs, Goals, Why, and How Before you read this post, be sure you have read these two posts: Beliefs and Goals (Toddlerwise) and… View Post

Things Not Working? Change Your Parenting Strategy

Inside: When things aren’t working out in your parenting journey, change your strategy until they do work. My husband and I really enjoy playing games of strategy. One of our… View Post