Do NOT treat this like a Waiting Room. You are not sitting in the waiting room just waiting for life to begin again. This IS your life! Own it! Work it! Live it!
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Successful teenagers and young adults almost always attribute their success, at least in part, to the fact that they have a strong, connected family life. Connect on purpose to achieve this!
Winners on the field and winners in the home!
I have so many great memories of my husband when our children were little. We held fairly traditional roles, but as I discuss below, we can switch it up as needed, either because of necessity or for fun. I worked two evenings a week when the children were little. Both my husband and I were … Continue reading Alternatives to Male Femininity
Next thing you know, your children are putting down their devices and scheming about how to build a fort under the table or in the back yard and deciding what they will need. Win! Win! Who doesn't want that?!
When asked about anger, most children will identify this emotion as "bad." Remind your child that emotions aren't bad, even the one called anger...
Whether your marriage is strong or struggling, try this!
Commit to teaching the children to sleep in their own beds so that you can reclaim the marriage bed! You never know (or maybe you do!) what a feisty game of Chinese Checkers will lead to behind the closed door of the bedroom after the children are fast asleep!
It is false to think that money alone is going to be either a motivator or the mechanism by which a child is going to feel good about themselves.