If we don’t shape our kids, they will be shaped by outside forces that don’t care what shape our kids are in. ~ Dr. Louise Hart ~ This post is part of a five-part series. Part 1 is available here. Be sure to also check out the post on why punishment is harmful. Psychologists have […]
No-Drama Discipline encourages kids to look inside themselves, consider the feelings of others, and make decisions that are often difficult. . .When we’re willing to lovingly set a boundary. . .we help create neural connections that improve our kids’ capacity for relationships, self-control, empathy, personal insight, morality, and much, much more. And they can feel […]
A person who has been punished is not less inclined to behave in a given way, at best, he learns how to avoid punishment. -B.F. Skinner Dan, at four years old, kept poking his little brother in the head no matter how much I explained that this was not a pleasant sensation. . . . […]
Transporting US troops from Marseille, France, to New York, USA, Farrest S Rudd (1921-2010) utilized revolutionary technology known as radar in order to safely move troops aboard a Liberty ship. He would endure hurricanes and freezing temperatures while constantly looking for remaining German fighters and sea mines. The following account comes from his own video […]
We’ve searched Instagram high and low to find this weeks best #ParentFail posts! Can you relate? Tell us in the comments your favorite picture and your own #parentfail! Subscribe to our newsletter to hear our favorite monthly hashtag! 10. When your kid spills the family “crs wrds” ?? ? I’m actually dying!???#dinafamilyrules#whatdotheseteachersthink #thingskidswrite #parentsoftheyear#parentfail A post […]
Listen earnestly to anything your children want to tell you, no matter what. If you don’t listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little, they won’t tell you the big stuff when they are big, because to them all of it has always been big stuff. ― Catherine M. Wallace I have been […]
Not all screen-time is created equal. Some can actually be helpful! One 2016 study found that coviewing 10 episodes of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood with a parent over a 2 week period benefited children in three profound ways.
*Note: Long quotes are labeled 1-4. If you would like to distribute them to participating members of your class to read aloud, download them here:Ministering Quotes Handout Welcome class members and follow-up on any previous assignments. Discussion question: What is the purpose of ministering? From Oct 2014 Conference address by Jeffery R. Holland: (Quote 1) […]
This year forget the junk. Move past all the ads constantly trying to convince of what is really going to make your spouse happy. In the end, his lasting happiness will come from a loving relationship. These 5 gifts are inexpensive, but joy is in the little things.
The greater the distance between the giver and the receiver, the more the receiver develops a sense of entitlement. -Wilford W. Andersen Imagine you are babysitting your nine-year-old neighbor Grayson. You plop down face-to-face for a game of Monopoly, one of your favorites growing up. You have a sluggish start trying to collect red and yellow […]