I love to listen to podcasts on parenting. One of my favorite is Eyres on the Road by Richard and Linda Eyre. They wrote my very most favorite parenting book, The Entitlement Trap: How to Rescue Your Child with a New Family System of Choosing, Earning, and Ownership. On one of the most recent podcasts… Read More The Importance of Having Family Traditions
That’s right, I said it! My family has agreed to go a full year WITHOUT toys. We are not going to go totally crazy and get rid of all our existing toys, but for a full year we will not add ANY toys to our home. This means birthdays, Easter, Christmas, and school carnivals!! Why?… Read More A Year WITHOUT Toys!
There are many studies available that demonstrate the importance of having dinner as a family. There is a great website called The Family Dinner Project.org where I found a list of benefits of having dinner as a family: Better academic performance Higher self-esteem Greater sense of resilience Lower risk of substance abuse Lower risk of… Read More 5 Ways to Make Dinnertime More Meaningful
Do you pay your kids for doing chores? I have heard about parents who pay their kids well for doing chores around the house, and I’ve also heard about parents who say that doing chores is just a part of being a family. I can see good in both concepts. While I do agree that… Read More The Rock System (paying kids for chores)
Isn’t chore time your favorite part of the day?? I just love how when I tell the kids that it’s time to do chores they all quickly stop what they are doing and jump up and down and beg to get started right away. NOT!!! We all know that it’s easier, faster, and will get… Read More Hot Spots