To Spank or Not to Spank

Sep 17

Spanking has made the news with the alarming pictures of Adrian Peterson, the NFL player who used a switch, or a tree branch, to spank his son. Spanking is NOT a form of discipline. Before you can discipline your child, you have to get their attention. They must be totally focused on you and what you are insisting they do. Very often the child is out of control and...

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10 Ways to Inspire Your Child to Read

Sep 03

10 Ways to Inspire Your Child to Read

While sipping a cup of coffee this morning, I watched a school bus pick up several excited children.  I prayed that more children would be excited about school.  Most of society’s problems would melt away if children were more interested in learning than in finding out who ranks highest on Candy crush or some other video game. I am so excited to share this...

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“Without Prejudice” doesn’t exist

Aug 23

“Without Prejudice” doesn’t exist

A very concerned woman asked several questions about her parenting goals.  One of my answers seemed to make her angry.  “How can I raise my child so he has no prejudice what-so-ever?  I feel bad for people who are forced to live with prejudicial treatment and I don’t want my child to participate in that kind of thinking.” I smiled and softened my...

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Mommy Bill of Rights

Aug 04

Mommy Bill of Rights

Every Caregiver should have a Bill of Rights.  I’ve written a bill of rights for mothers that can be tweaked and used for Fathers, grandparents and family caregivers for the elderly. When my children were young my mother gave me some terrific advice: “No one can take care of your children like you do. If you get sick or depressed they will suffer because...

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Why do Teens Rebel? – Cause #6

Jul 29

Why do Teens Rebel? – Cause #6

Logic is the most important thing you can teach your children.  If you have a list of attributes you want to instill in your child, “logic” should be at the top of that list.  If your child can be logical and possesses a talent for reasoning, it will calm emotions and keep teen rebellion from happening.  Logic is more than just opinion or your personal...

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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

Jun 16

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

Honorable Father’s are just as important to the future of our children as mother’s are.  Watching father’s lead their families through both good and bad times changes every child.  We need strong children that will be leaders when their parents are no longer around.  Father’s play a huge role in setting the tone for the home.  Father’s...

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Why Do Teens Rebel? Cause #5

Jun 12

Why Do Teens Rebel?  Cause #5

Teen Rebellion is a complicated issue.  It can be prevented but you must start early.  In my book, Discipline Exposed, I give 25 reasons children are out of control.  You can view all the reasons by clicking on the category – Teen Rebellion.  Or…you can start with reason #1 by reading “Why are teens rebellious?” on this site at...

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