Blog Category: love

November 2, 2016
Habit #7 – Positive Traditions

Wise families develop and nurture positive traditions.  Family celebrations of big days like birthdays, “gotcha days”, anniversaries, and graduations need to be a […]

October 26, 2016
Habit #6 – Family Responsibilities

The healthy family shares family responsibilities.  Parents often want to make this difficult by creating complex charts and graphs of who does what […]

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 […]

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 […]

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