To start things off, we'd love to give you a free assessment tool that will help you enhance relationships as you help your kids behave better.
Then check out all the great posts and podcast episodes we have on building relationships below.
How do we handle the hyped-up but somewhat meaningless holiday of Halloween? Saren shares what works for her family when it comes to costumes, pumpkins, sugar, parties, and scary but not-too-scary books and movies.
We all know that strong marriages are the foundation of good families. We also know that we need to be deliberate and pro-active in our parenting. Plus we recognize that we really need to take good care of ourselves in order to be the spouse and parent we need to be. But how do we manage to focus on “marriaging”, parenting and self-care without one taking away from the others?
It’s never too early to start teaching my kids that the generations in our family are linked, even if it’s mostly through choppy video calls. Here are four ways that I do it.
Are you ready to get back into school routines? Check out the charts and morning, after-school and evening routines Saren’s family came up with.
It’s 5:30pm. Everyone is hungry and cranky. There isn’t a lot in the fridge. What in the world are you going to make for dinner? If this sounds familiar, this episode is for you!
As you walk into that shiny classroom to meet your child’s teacher for the first time, here are a couple of important questions that can start that very important relationship off on the right foot.
Are your children shocked by the consequences of their actions? Try this simple system to help them connect their choices with the consequences they experience.
Have you heard this phrase before? It used to drive me crazy to hear this when I had little kids with so many needs that often added up to feel like pretty big problems. But now that I have teenagers, I can see why this phrase gets passed around among parents so much.
In response to questions from readers, Saren offers concrete ideas for how we can work more effectively with children who are strong-willed, opinionated, and/or stubborn and who we clash with all too often.