Discipline

Gather information in the area of child-rearing and discipline. Find the best training method for your children and family


    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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A New Way to Think About Discipline

    Discipline.  Just the word has parents and children alike on edge.   Did your precocious toddler bite a friend at a playdate? Perhaps your lovely pre-schooler dumped a bottle of fingernail polish on the bathroom floor even though she knew the bottles of polish were off-limits? Or maybe your teenager broke curfew for the third time in a row?   Most parents will at one time or another experience...

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  I’m passionate about finding quality products for my family, my health, and my home.  I put a great deal of thought and research into everything I purchase.  I want you to benefit from my toil.   Over the last 6 months, I’ve highlighted 5 Favorite Finds each month; these are finds or products that I love, and readily recommend to my family and friends.   So as we bid adieu to 2014, I’m...

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  Knowing how important it is to instill life values at a young age, how do we simply and effectively teach our pre-schooler appreciation?   That’s a question I’ve been pondering and researching the last few months.  This year I’ve felt my oldest preschooler is having extreme difficulty showing, perhaps even feeling, appreciation.  She seems overwhelmed with discontent this season....

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