The Parenting Intention

Posted on September 17, 2018

We live in a society that is focused on goal setting and achieving. Whether it is preparing our children for kindergarten, middle school, high school, or college we are on the hamster wheel to help them set and achieve goals that will propel them to the next phase of their lives. From their youngest years, we are caught up in building their “resumes” to get them prepared for success in the world. These outward goals have their place, but in…

Join us for a Twitter Chat on September 12

Posted on September 11, 2018

We invite you to join us on Twitter on Wednesday, September 12 at 8:00 CT for a discussion on  Parenting Your College Freshman with Roma Khetarpal and your Host, 30Seconds.com. You have been preparing for this moment for the past 18 years: your child has successfully graduated high school and is getting ready to embark on the adventure of college! While you are most likely experiencing feelings of pride, excitement and joy, you are also probably feeling a sense of…

The Parenting World

Posted on September 3, 2018

“My kids know exactly how to push my buttons!” “My son drove me crazy yesterday.” “I’m going to throw one of them over the cliff if they don’t stop arguing.” “I’m over the edge with this parenting thing.” “I’ve had it with the two of you!” Life is not always about celebrations. Our noisy, day-to-day parenting world is filled with challenges and plenty of emotion commotion. Our interactions with our children fill us with anger, test our patience, drown us…

Toddlers and Teens – Part 2

Posted on August 27, 2018

  Too often we label the toddler years and the teenage years as difficult periods of growth, when we should be embracing them as learning experiences—both for our kids and ourselves. In my last post, I wrote about toddlers; this week let’s talk about teenagers. The Teenage Years Just as we tend to roll our eyes over toddlers’ actions, we do the same once our kids reach their teenage years. It’s really not very different for them. Teens are also…

Toddlers and Teens – Part 1

Posted on August 20, 2018

Let’s face it, toddlers and teens get a bad rap. You can’t read anything about parenting without a focus on the “terrible twos” or difficult teenagers. When you tell people you have a 3-year-old or a 15-year-old, you’ll most likely get a sympathetic look and “I’m so sorry.” We are doing a disservice to our children by labeling toddler and teen years as difficult. There are joys and challenges at every stage of child development, and we should be embracing…