parenting

Words are important - Choose them wisely

Words are important - Choose them wisely

Having five adopted siblings helped me understand how hurtful comments could be at a young age. My parents not only taught us to use our words carefully but to show zero tolerance when others were not thinking; coaching them gently to understand their own use of words. Don't underestimate the power of words. 

9 o’clock bed time

9 o’clock bed time

How to manage your kids and still have some time for you!  Give your kids a bedtime. Put a teen to bed at 9! Are you crazy? Well, I wouldn't say to bed as in sleeping but down time, time in their room, quiet time and relationship time with your spouse or just you time.