Tagged: parenting

The 3 Christmas Gift Rule

I have three kids that are 7, 10, and 12.  Once I had them, I thought that Christmas would be fun and enjoyable.  We would sit around the table and play games or spend...

How I Stopped My Kid from Whining

How I Stopped My Kid from Whining

This post may contain affiliate links. Whining drives me crazy.  I can’t stand it.  If anything can get me in a bad mood it’s because I’ve heard one of my children whining.  It really annoys me....

Teaching Your Kids to Give the Entire Year

Teaching Your Kids to Give the Entire Year

Christmas is right around the corner and Christmas is about giving.  During this time of year people donate gifts to angel trees and send shoe boxes filled with goodies to other parts of the...

20 Things Your Kids Can Do Instead of Screen Time

20 Things Your Kids Can Do Instead of Screen Time

Yesterday I did a post on reducing screen time for your kids. You can read about it here. I included simple rules that you can incorporate so your kids are off the screen, which include tablets, video games, computers and TVs.

Reducing Screen Time

Reducing Screen Time

I don’t know about you, but my kids get so grumpy and start arguing after being on a screen.  They get so focused into what they are doing they don’t even know what’s going...

Tips on Teaching Kids Manners

Over the summer we had lots of sleep over and kids over to play. We noticed that so many of them had the best manners and we wondered if our kids behaved that way...

Helping your Child Through a Tryout

Helping your Child Through a Sports Tryout

If your child plays sports there comes a time when they end up having to try out for a team.  For some, this could be in elementary school, while others it could come in...

Simple Ways to Praise Your Child

Simple Ways to Praise Your Child

Giving your child positive feedback will improve self esteem and let your child know that they are doing something good. It’s easy to get in into the habit of correcting or disciplining your children...

Embrace your wild child

Embrace your Wild Child

Do you have a wild child?  I sure do!  Our middle child is by nature a wild child.  I wouldn’t necessarily call him a difficult child to parent, but it definitely takes a little...

Parents, do you struggle with your kids at bath time? Does it ruin your evening? Here are some GREAT tips for bath time so you can enjoy your night.

Tips for bath time

If your kids are like mine, then they argue and fight about taking a bath or shower. When I do get my older son to finally relent, he’s out in a minute.

Are you holding your child back? I was!

Are YOU holding your child back?

This week is our Spring break.  We are just sticking close to home this week, but we decided to take the kids skiing for the weekend.  It’s closing weekend here in North Carolina and the...