In this humorous and inspiring essay, author Amy Makechnie shares her experience of giving her thirteen-year-old daughter a lump sum allowance for the year and watching life lessons unfold.
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In the spirit of encouraging growth and freedom, I’ve made a list of things I will not fix for my kids this summer…
Easter can be simple, cheap, and oh-so-meaningful. Here are Saren’s favorite ideas for easy, Christ-focused Easter traditions.
What does it mean to be “cool”? What message should we be sending our children?
Most of us set some personal resolutions in January. But what about our families? This is a great time to discuss what’s working and not working in our families and decide on some things we’re going to work on together.
When I was growing up, my siblings and I worked hard in November and December to earn money for Christmas presents. You see, along with the joy of receiving, my parents really wanted us to fully experience the joy of GIVING at Christmastime. So from the time we were very young, we worked, earned money and purchased all our own Christmas gifts. And some of my favorite holiday memories are centered on the gifts I was able to give to family members and the thoughtful gifts I received from siblings.
This 7-minute TV interview with Power of Families Director Saren Loosli offers easy but meaningful ways to help your children embrace the values of hard work, love, and kindness.
Check out these simple and meaningful ideas to help your family really feel the joy of gratitude this month.
In this week’s episode, NYT #1 Bestselling Authors Richard and Linda Eyre offer simple ways that we can proactively teach our children about honesty, kindness, respect and other values/character traits that will bring them happiness and success.
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.
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.
We love the fun parades, barbecues, and fireworks, but here are some ideas to teach the real meaning of the holiday!