Establishing Healthy Gaming Boundaries, Part 2

Let’s continue our goal to reign in the video game craze among our young people. I hope you’ve been able to watch this month’s Online Parenting Class on the topic of having healthy boundaries with video games. I know most of you have heard the question “What’s so...

Establishing Healthy Gaming Boundaries, Part 1

Video games and social media are mainstays in the lives of nearly every child in the country. We can’t really escape it. There’s actually no need to run from these things as long as they are handled wisely and appropriately. This video provides excellent information...

OutLoud: Nobody’s perfect…kids included, Part 2

I hope you’ve had a chance to watch this month’s Online Parenting Class, Overcoming Your Kid’s Failures. A recent blog post by “Momma D” (www.mommadsayslblogspot.com) was titled “Who Decides What Different Is, Anyway?” The point made was that we’re all different, but...

OutLoud: Nobody’s perfect…kids included

Nobody is perfect—you and your kids included. While I know this doesn’t come as a big surprise to you, intellectually, I also know that all too often parents choose to focus on their child’s imperfections instead of tending to their hearts. The video this month covers...

OutLoud: How to Speak “Kid Language”, Part 2

Selective hearing is the ‘gift’ of hearing only what we want to hear no matter how much is being said or even what is being said. Selective hearing is a ‘gift’ kids often seem to be born with. That’s why it is so important for parents to make every word count. The...

OutLoud: How to Speak “Kid Language”, Part 1

Hello, there! How long has it been since you’ve thought about the difference between hearing and listening? Hearing is the physical reaction of the brain to sound waves. Listening, however, requires you to focus and make use of what you’re hearing. I can’t tell you...