This summer, we're taking the dependence out of independence.
When my husband didn't pick up "my" mental and physical load, I felt like he was telling me that these tasks were beneath him. I didn't get a free night out; I only postponed the work I would have had to do anyway. As a "bonus", it's my fault because I didn't tell
In all honesty, if you want peaceful mornings (on most days), then you have to take responsibility for them. Any good coach will tell you that you can't expect greatness from your players if you don't do tough work yourself. This is what we do to survive mornings...
Identify Your New Year's Resolutions (a.k.a. Goals) What would you like to make a top priority in your life? What has stopped you from achieving this goal in the past? What steps can you make to set yourself up for success? It's not too late to make a plan!
My parenting fails have included the usual mishaps, but my largest parenting fails have mostly indicated that it's tricky to keep track of so many kids. In the fall, five or six years ago, we went on a family picnic. It was a nice area with trees and room to let the kids run
I realize I’m preaching to the choir, and I want to give you credit for making the effort to grow as a parent. Just the fact that you are open to “better parenting” skills speaks volumes for your commitment to personal growth. I wish all of those who are called to provide for the young felt the
The problem came down to a lack of both 'benevolent leadership' and 'internal locus of control'.
Credibility is the difference between kids that listen to their parents at a high rate and kids that ignore their parents at a high rate.
When my husband went on a business trip to Florida for a few months, he had to figure out how to help out long-distance.
I believe fostering a team spirit is important for family cohesiveness.
When you are a parent out-numbered by your kids, it is necessary to enlist help from the troops, especially where chores are involved.
"Cultivate a sense of compassion and responsibility for others. You have a bigger impact on the lives of those under you than you can imagine."