Parenting 000: BE VIGILANT & AWARE

There was a “staged” child kidnapping in the news recently.  The child was playing on the playground at the park and a masked man ran up and grabbed him and put him in a van and drove off.  Parents were Read more…


Parenting 000: Unexpected Easter Surprise

No matter what time of year it is, candy seems to be a part of the celebration. Children (and adults) are inundated with candy.  Consider, this Easter, using alternative surprises in in Easter eggs.  Nickles, dimes and quarters are great Read more…


Parenting 000: Actions Speak Louder than Words

Recently, I saw a video of a child walking behind an adult.  The adult was smoking then threw the cigarette on the ground and stepped on it.  The child behind copied.  A man was yelling at a woman then punched Read more…


Parenting 000: Spring Break

Spring Break begins in March and goes through Easter.  The later Easter is the longer spring break is.  However, it isn’t 5 or 6 weeks long.  It is 4 to 7 days.  Which ever school or district you belong to, Read more…


Parenting 000: Salt & Pepper Shakers Are NOT Toys!

Parenting 000: Salt & Pepper Shakers Are NOT Toys!

A little boy sat at a table in a restaurant actively watching his mom take the lids off the salt and pepper shakers, put a napkin on top of the bottles then screw the lids back on. She then gave Read more…


Parenting 000: Wearin’ of the Green Day

It’s St Patrick’s Day!  This may not be a “big” holiday for you, but it is a holiday nevertheless.  Children love to celebrate.  They love traditions.  They create stability in a child’s life.  It is seasonal, they can count on Read more…


Parenting 000: Dependability

Parenting 000: Dependability

Teaching dependability is difficult!  Even adults need help being more dependable.  However, it is a character trait that, if well developed, will make you a leader, a good friend and parent and carry you up the ladder of success. When Read more…


Parenting 000: Read To Me!

Parenting 000: Read To Me!

I love to overhear children telling each other about the book their dad is reading to them at breakfast or the “happily ever after ending” their mother read to them the night before.  One of the best things we can Read more…


Parenting 000: The Library Card

The best gift a parent can give a child is the thirst for knowledge and a loving heart.  Neither one can be wrapped up but each is so valuable!  Your example will be the very best way to share these Read more…


Parenting 000: Show You’re Responibility NOT Stupidity!

Parenting 000: Show You're Responibility NOT Stupidity!

Recently a school denied a child lunch because of “lack of funds.”  It made national news.  The sad part about this is that what was reported was the “sensationalism.” The whole story was never revealed – unfortunately. The questions that Read more…