Here is an example of bad parenting–my example! I have not felt great for a really long time it seems. It’s just been one thing and another. Being pregnant, then the ups and downs of thinking we were losing the baby, and then the miscarriage. Through all these things I knew that I needed to . . . → Read More: Bad Parenting
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of MADD Texas. The opinions and text are all mine.
“Mom, is alcohol a drug?” my eleven-year-old asked me a few months ago. I was surprised by her question. I was surprised that my daughter was even thinking and pondering the issues of drinking, . . . → Read More: MADD Texas #PowerTalk21
One of the questions I’ve been asked the most about my going to Peru was, “How did the kids do?” I hired a nanny, my pastor’s daughter, to take care of my kids during the day until my husband arrived home from work.
Our church family provided meals for Jason and the kids so . . . → Read More: Did the kids miss Mama?
I’ve always heard of those horrible parents at children’s games and wondered what was wrong with them. How can they yell at their poor children who are just learning to play a game? How can they get ticked off at the opposing players who are also children? What would make people behave this way?
Well, . . . → Read More: Competitive Parents
It was me. I pitched a fit. My husband was standing behind me telling me what to do. I was trying so hard to get it right. He was making me very nervous with the things he kept calling out for me to do. Though I was trying, I just knew I’d end up with . . . → Read More: Pitch a fit
It is very common to have a two or three year old throw temper tantrums. Of course the behavior needs to be addressed and no one would advise you to just let them kick and scream, but at that age you also recognize that children’s thoughts are usually so much more advanced than their ability . . . → Read More: Temper Tantrums
You have heard lots of stories about the childhood of my sister Sara. Today Sara is sharing a story about her son Adam. As you can see, she still has all that creative ingenuity!
The other morning I made Adam my eleven-year-old son an Eggo waffle in the toaster. He was still struggling . . . → Read More: A Positive Attitude
This is the 13th post in a series written by Frieda, my mother. These are her memories of Sara her first rambunctious child and their adventures on the mission field. Click this link to start at the beginning.
Our fourth child was born when Sara was eight years old. A day or two after I . . . → Read More: Consequences of Disobedience
Oh the day to day with my kids can be overwhelming sometimes. Often I feel like a failure in so many ways. Right now I am dealing with outbursts of anger that shock me at times. It is easy to get discouraged if (when) I dwell on these things. But there are so many other . . . → Read More: An eternal perspective
We were all eating around the table. I was turned around in my seat feeding the baby in the highchair to the side of the table. As I was feeding him I realized that the other four kids were all going crazy, not following our dinner time manners at all. I looked at Jason for . . . → Read More: What’s wrong with my parenting?