25 Genius Ideas To Use Instead Of Telling Your Child, “Stop Crying!”
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25 Genius Ideas To Use Instead Of Telling Your Child, “Stop Crying!”

When our children cry, we can’t control their emotions. Telling your child, “Stop crying!” may seem to make matters better on the outside, but you are asking your child to basically implode. Get 25+ Ideas on what to replace stop crying with. In recent weeks, I have witnessed adults say to a child things like:…

The Way We Talk To Our Child Becomes Their Inner Voice
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The Way We Talk To Our Child Becomes Their Inner Voice

Have you heard Peggy O’Mara’s message, “The way we talk to our child becomes their inner voice.”? The quote is viral on the parenting front.  When I first read this, I honestly thought, “Geez, another responsibility.” I know that our words can’t be taken back. To think that what I say to them daily will…

Become a YES Parent.  5 Simple Ways To Say YES More Often
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Become a YES Parent. 5 Simple Ways To Say YES More Often

Do you ever feel like you are constantly saying NO to your child? You know you have to set boundaries, but yet you want to stay connected, right? This is happening in lots of households.  Now, for the good news. You can and will become a YES parent after reading this post. Can you believe that most…

5 Habits To Ensure You Keep Your Word With Your Child
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5 Habits To Ensure You Keep Your Word With Your Child

Do you experience your child asking you to do something a million times, and you have said, “YES,” every time?   I recently had an AHA moment about keeping my word with my child that made me realize I had some work to do!  Now, I’m going to show you the habits I implemented so you…

10 Smart Ways to Give Your Child Choices (Over 50 Examples Included)
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10 Smart Ways to Give Your Child Choices (Over 50 Examples Included)

There are so many reasons to give your child choices. Depending on your parenting style, you may or may not be apt to do so. Either way, you can train yourself to become intentional about making sure your child has plenty of choice in their day.  As a matter of fact, when you give your child choices…

Children Will Never Forget How You Made Them Feel
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Children Will Never Forget How You Made Them Feel

Maya Angelou wisely said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  This statement has so much insight.  This thought is a sensible affirmation to apply in parenthood. What if we were intentional about how we make our…

8 Shocking Truths About Teenage Brain Development Every Parent Must Know
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8 Shocking Truths About Teenage Brain Development Every Parent Must Know

Why is my teenager acting like this? Your teenager’s behavior does not have to be a mystery to you. The basics of teenage brain development are worth understanding.  After infancy, the brain’s most dramatic growth spurt occurs during adolescence, which typically describes ages 13-19. All of this change in the teenage brain has teenagers wondering how they…

Self-Fulfilling Prophecy:  Children Will Become What You Say They Are
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Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Children Will Become What You Say They Are

How much thought have you given to the research on self-fulfilling prophecy? This research can be significant in your parenting.  You see, we buy into a story.  How we live and the decisions we make in our life are a result of the story we bought into.  Furthermore, research says that the things that we saw,…

A Family That Laughs Together Stays Together- 100 Jokes to Make Your Kids Laugh (Free Printable)
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A Family That Laughs Together Stays Together- 100 Jokes to Make Your Kids Laugh (Free Printable)

If you have a child who is good at making you laugh, you know it is a blessing, especially in the hard times. What about those times when you need to change the mood of the family or connect with your child quickly? Telling jokes can benefit your family in so many ways. A family that laughs…