Recommended age: 12+ Unless you live on a farm, teaching your kids to work hard and why it’s important is something that is really challenging for most families. Screens and distractions are everywhere. We really have to swim against the current (and listen to our kids’ complaints), to make sure they develop grit. Entitlement is … Read More about Teaching Hard Work and Gratitude with The S.W.E.A.T. Pledge
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If you are like me, you want your kids to show responsibility for their homework, chores, being home by curfew, and more. But let’s be real- that doesn’t always happen. Even with myself, I often do not want to take accountability for my actions! There are two people who exemplify taking responsibility for one’s actions … Read More about How to Stop Pointing Fingers and Take Responsibility
Let’s talk books. Have you ever taken your kids to the library and been disappointed with the selection? Or have your kids wanted to check out dumb books with weird pictures that you think will probably end up making them less intelligent? Been completely overwhelmed with the sheer amount of vampire books that there are … Read More about Fabulous Book Lists- Never Read a Bad Book Again!
Who else was tempted to throw in the towel on news and social media during 2020? I was. I was so confused about what the “real” story was on several events. I wondered why some stories got coverage and why some didn’t. Conspiracy theories were everywhere and I heard about QAnon for the first time. … Read More about Understanding and Avoiding Manipulation In The Media
One night my friends and I were talking about things we would do differently with our kids. I mentioned that I would have held waaaaay back on electronics. My friend disagreed with me. “I don’t know. Since I divorced my kids’ dad, giving them a phone was the only way I could talk to them … Read More about Three Alternatives to Smartphones For Families