“My 13-year-old son has some friends that I’m worried about. They talk about girls in a way that isn’t very nice and swear (but usually just when they don’t think I’m listening), and the only thing they ever want to do is play Xbox or games on their phones. I’m worried that if I tell my son that I don’t want him hanging out with those boys, he’ll just want to hang out with them more. Any ideas for me?”
How do you connect with and show affection for a child who isn’t into hugs and kisses? Some children really don’t enjoy physical affection so how to you build a bond with them?
What skills do you think your children need to have by the time they leave your home? How can you teach them these skills effectively? Join this weeks conversation to share your ideas and learn from others.
Recently we received this question from a mom in our community: “How do I stop the whining when I ask my kids to do things? We have some children that just dig in their heels and won’t do anything unless threatened with punishment.” What advice do you have for her?
Life can be so busy and yet there are so many benefits to having family dinner. How do you make family dinner work with your family?
There are so many interesting, fun, and meaningful activities that our children could participate in. How do you decide what to do?
Whether it’s big or small taking some time to bring out a little extra lof this time of year builds relationships and creates lasting memories. And that’s what family is all about! Please share your answers to this week’s question in the comments.
It’s important that our children help out around the house but it can be challenging to figure out just what children’s household responsibilies should look like and how to keep them motivated. Please share what works for you!
What would you do if you could spend a whole day with your family doing whatever you want? Your ideas may be small or grand. The beauty of this question is there is no wrong answer. So what do you say? What would your family love to do together?
As I dropped you off at the airport the other morning to return to college, I had a slight moment of panic. What if I haven’t taught you everything you need to know?
The start of a new year for many of us means a time to set goals for improvement. Perhaps it’s decluttering our home. Maybe it’s starting a new allowance system for our children, or sticking to a budget ourselves. Of course there is always the popular goal of getting healthier in the coming year. All of these are wonderful goals but too often we can get derailed and find ourselves wondering where we went wrong. Learn 4 keys for goal-setting success and share your own goals and strategies here!
Traditions can be such a powerful part of this season! What is your favorite family tradition and why do you choose to carry it on? Check out some inital thoughts here and then share your answer in the comments.