Child Rearing

Child Rearing tips: from sleep schedules to vaccinations, relationships and discipline


    Patience or Kindness?   I’ve been tossing this question around for a while now. Some may feel these attributes are interchangeable or that one should not be greater than the other. In theory, I’d agree. And I did for many years. In application, I found something else to be true recently.   There is definitely a relationship between patience and kindness.   Without patience, a putting up with...

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How To Combat Narcissism In Our Kids

Updated from original publication on October 15, 2015, as part of the series called 31 Days of Methods In Madness. To read all the articles in the series click here.     I have two girls. I recently made a joke to a friend about how they are budding narcissists. I based the comment on the girls compulsion to gaze at themselves in the mirror and endlessly pose for pictures. It really was a joke, then I started to...

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  I’m an avid reader and researcher.  I’m also a homeschooling Mom.  So when it comes to finding books that assist me in teaching my young children, I am extremely diligent in the due process of research.  A concern on some homeschooling parents, especially those new at the task, is making sure their child learns fundamental social skills.  Really, any parent will benefit from guaranteeing their...

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    It’s hard to believe it’s back to school time already!  Where did the Summer go?  For the month of August, in lieu of a single book review, I’ve compiled a list of 15 Must Have Books for Back to School.   Depending on the child and the school system, there may be a lot or a little to do in preparation.  Clothes, uniforms, supplies, haircuts…the list goes on.   In the midst...

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  Who hasn’t placed their child in front of the TV or left them alone to play in their room in order to get household chores or projects completed? We all have, right?   We as parents have taken the first line of defense in knowing where our children are, we’ve secured the room, we think, and we’ve set clear boundaries on what areas are off limits. Unfortunately, unattended children tend to climb on, over...

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    Hi, Moms!  Today, I want us all to give ourselves a pat on the back and a hi-five.  We deserve it for trying so earnestly to show our little ones every minute of every day how much we sincerely love them.  Sometimes it comes easily; sometimes it’s slightly more challenging.     Regardless, we want them to feel our love.  So we read copious numbers of posts, articles, and books to...

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