Family Contracts…What Are They and Where Do I Sign

The term ‘Family Contract’ doesn’t sound very family-ish, does it? It sounds too cold and business-like to be part of the warm fuzzy-feeling unit we want our family to be. But it isn’t. In fact, it is one of the best things you can do to make yours a family that is genuinely warm and fuzzy-feeling toward one another. Cross my heart.

Discipline… What Works For One Child Won’t Work For Another

As the mother of four and grandmother of six, I can tell you first-hand that what works for one child when it comes to disciplinary measures doesn’t work for another. As a parent, though, you owe it to yourself and your children to find which method of discipline works best for each one in order to make it effective in all the right ways.

The Hidden Benefits of Teaching your Children Respect and Kindness to Animals

Some might think I’m a tad on the extreme side, but I always discourage my kids from killing bugs or worms needlessly. No need to kill something just for the sake of killing it, are my thoughts. It is a small gesture but one my daycare children have come to appreciate.

I currently have no pets but yet in my suburbia neighborhood, we feed the chipmunks, squirrels and birds. I even have a couple of chipmunks that step inside my backdoor on occasion to eat out of a bowl or from our hand. The kids love to feed them from their hand. (Yes we always wash and sanitize after.)