Blog Category: encourage

October 24, 2016
How to Teach Kids to Be Respectful

By Guest Contributor – Rachel Bailey, M.A., CPDPE As you may recall, one of the 12 habits of a “WISE Family” is for […]

October 19, 2016
Habit #5 – Independent Children

Wise families expect and support independence in the children in the family. Sometimes don’t you just wish your little ones could make their […]

October 12, 2016
Habit #4 – Speak Respectfully

Wise families talk to each other in ways that show respect and are clear and direct.  Back talk – smart mouth – sassing […]

October 5, 2016
Habit #3 – Being Together

Healthy families take the time to do things together.  Back in the day, parents were told that time with kids was ALWAYS quality […]

September 28, 2016
Habit #2 – Adult Relationships

Healthy families work to have a strong relationship between the adult caregivers.   I am well aware that families come in all shapes and […]

September 23, 2016
How To Be Consistent, Even When You’re Exhausted

By Guest Contributor – Rachel Bailey, M.A., CPDPE     You’ve probably heard that being consistent with your children, or doing what you […]

September 21, 2016
12 Habits of a WISE Family – Habit #1

Wise families thrive on commitment.  I know…sometimes you wish your family members were committed – somewhere safe and padded.  But seriously, commitment is […]

September 7, 2016
Raised in a Barn

If you are raised in an apartment, there are certain things you learn that other kids might not.  For example, you learn that […]

August 2, 2016
Enjoy the rest of your summer!

We are taking some time to regroup this month as we prepare for more family wisdom for this fall! Enjoy those summer cookouts, […]

July 27, 2016
Ignore Your Kids

Yes, you read that right.  I have spent 18+ years ignoring my kids. I know that’s hard to imagine especially now while kids […]

July 20, 2016
To Get Kids to Listen, Be a Detective

By Guest Contributor – Rachel Bailey M.A., CPDPE If you feel helpless when it comes to getting your kids to listen, you are […]

July 13, 2016
Together, we can make a change in the world of a child.

The Wise Family has many, many friends in our neighborhood, around the country and throughout the world.  We are so lucky to connect […]

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