As parents we need to focus on learning not behavior charts.

I absolutely hate the behavior charts and how parents get so caught up in them.  I can remember picking up my own children when they were younger and asking them how their day was.  They would always tell me what color they were on or how many slips they had; whatever was the behavior chart […]

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Discipline without hurting your relationship with your child!

Choose Love, Choose logic is one of the taglines for the Love and Logic Parenting Approach to discipline.  I have been using this approach for years with my children and now have the opportunity to use it with my grandchildren.   One of my granddaughters gave me just such opportunity during one of her recent visits.  […]

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The Kid in the Middle

This is my grandson Peter. He is generally easygoing, flexible and able to entertain himself without much input from adults. Peter made a comment to me the Sunday that got me to thinking about birth order again. His older sister and her friend Erica had recently spent the weekend with me, and I suggested to […]

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WHAT THEY WANT IS YOUR TIME

Do you remember what you bought your kids for Christmas two years ago or what you got them for their birthday when they were four? Chances are your child would be hard pressed to remember too. But, I bet they will remember who was there with them when they celebrated their holidays and milestones. What […]

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