Parents back home are a key factor in the success of a student’s academic semester or year abroad. This short book sums up what mothers (and fathers) should know before their child goes on a study abroad program.
Posts in the "Establishing Systems" category:
I love my son’s morning routine chart because it holds me accountable for the things that are important to me as a mother—the things that would probably get lost in the midst of the urgent “to-dos” and daily craziness of motherhood, if they weren’t included in our simple chart.
Prepare your children for the tricks of potential abusers and abductors with these three strategies: teach, ask questions, and practice.
Join April and Saren for a lively discussion about three of the main issues we struggle with in our families – positive communication (reducing all that yelling and whining!), effective routines, and helping our children become more capable and independent.
Check out the Loosli Family after school routine. It involves two important questions and some good snacks.
Pleasant names can make just about anything more pleasant. These are my suggestions for giving more uplifting descriptions to the responsibilities associated with raising children.
I’m not judging anyone who hands his or her kids the latest iPhone; several of my favorite teens carry one in their pockets. But if you buy your teen a little red flip phone, I promise they won’t be alone. And they’ll probably thank you for it.
Last summer I googled, “What do eight-year-old boys like to do?” more than one time. My calm, easy-going child suddenly had boundless energy. Here are twelve activities that I have found keep my school-age kids active and learning during the summer.
I am aiming this summer to stop my mom-overachievement tendencies and to see instead where a quieter journey takes us. I want to explore a new kind of summer bucket list this year. Or, I guess you could say an anti-list.
Rather than tossing all of your money into one savings and one checking account, try opening these seven (or more) accounts. It may be just the step your family needs to get your budgeting and spending on track!
If you’ve ever considered homeschooling your children, you’ve probably wondered, “Where do I start?!” Author Jennifer Brimhall shares helpful principles and questions to guide you to success.
Would you like an hour or so of quiet time each day to nap, complete a project, read, exercise, or do something else that is important to you while your children are happily occupied, doing their own thing? Yes, your life is most likely complicated, and every idea featured in the podcast below might not […]