How Changing Parenting Perspective Can Make Your Life Easier

Parenting is not the easiest task especially if you cannot figure out the most effective way to handle your child’s tantrums and emotional outbursts. Of course, kids can be difficult to understand but often we can only blame ourselves for the problems.

What Happens When You Don’t Back Up What You Say

Most parents are guilty of a monstrous crime – they don’t back up their word! Has your child ever said, “Daddy, but you promised?”

Well, once you make a promise, it is important that you follow through with it to avoid misunderstandings. The fact is that kids remember broken promises for days, weeks and even months. And things can get worse especially if it were an emotional event. Often when kids face the same situation again, they would remember that you didn’t back up your promise and they would feel bad about it.

10 Ways to ‘Un-spoil’ Your Child’s Money Concepts

Every responsible parent wants to raise well mannered children who can handle responsibilities and challenges when it comes to finances. But what’s alarming is that we (parents) can only blame ourselves for spoiling our adorable angels.

10 Practical Life Lessons to Help Kids Prepare for Adulthood

You still remember the day your angel was born and now your child is in the process of becoming a young adult. The experience is exciting but as a parent, it’s very natural to be scared. Will your child be able to handle the increasing independence and change with ease? Will they be comfortable going to college and even starting a job?

7 Simple Philosophies to Get Children Thinking and Change their Lives

Kids love learning new things every day and if they don’t learn something new, they feel they had a bad day. Sadly this learning attitude and behavior is lost somewhere in the background when children grow older. The best thing you can do as parents is help kids get familiar with these 11 life-changing philosophies that would make them a better person.

What To Do When Your Child Gets A Bad Teacher

One of the most exciting things about the school year for a child is finding out who their teacher or teachers are going to be. It can also be one of the most stressful things about beginning a new school year—especially when they get one of ‘those’ teachers. And by ‘those teachers’, I mean the one that no one wants and everyone dreads.

What NOT to Say to Adoptive Parents

Becoming a parent is one of, if not the most amazing and rewarding experiences in life. Think about it…as a parent you are nurturing and shaping another human being! What’s more, in raising your children you are putting your mark on the future of our society—a mark that is more legible and distinct than any contribution you make in the world of business, medicine, or whatever profession you are in.

Un-Parenting is NOT Parenting

Over the past few years there has been a movement among some parents to make some drastic changes in the way they raise their children. They call it un-parenting.

Un-parenting is the ‘style’ of parenting (and I use the word ‘parenting’ loosely) in which parents allow their children to explore the world on their terms and at their own pace. This is in contrast to having every waking moment of a child’s life scheduled with sports, music lessons, dance lessons, martial arts, or whatever else is all the rage, and academic camps.

Share Your Story With Your Kids

Share your story? What’s that mean? It means to let your kids know who you were as a kid. It means to:

Tell them about your childhood experiences
Let them know you went through the same things they are going through
Tell them about the games you played as a kid
Empathize with them by sharing your not-so-great school, friend, sports, and fashion experiences
Tell them the good, bad, and ugly (age appropriately) about your youth in order to help them understand that you really do know what they are going through
Share pictures and keepsakes with them to make your youth more real and tangible to them

Saying No to Sleepovers

Chances are when you were a kid you and your friends spent many Friday or Saturday nights sleeping over at each other’s houses. In some regions they are referred to as ‘sleepovers’. Others call them ‘bunking parties’, ‘overnights’, or ‘pajama parties’.