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If you need some help with parenting, it’s always great to read a good book. There’s one that I’ve recommended for years, called “1-2-3 Magic” by Thomas Phelan. It basically teaches parents how to apply natural and logical consequences in a consistent, effective manner. Many times, we parents repeat ourselves and then yell, basically teaching… Read more

It’s always been tough to be a parent, but it seems that it’s getting harder and harder to do what’s good for kids in our “me-first” culture. Parenthood necessarily means a transition out of the self-orientation of the teenage years and young adulthood, and that in itself is sometimes tough. It means sacrificing our own… Read more

Here is an excellent post on the 12 Most Powerful Words for Parents. Take a look, and let us know what you think. Powerful… Read more

One of the hardest parts about being deployed in the military is being away from one’s children. It’s tough on the soldier, tough on the spouse, and especially tough on the kids. Leave it to technology to find a way to help! Last November, I read a great article in Parade Magazine called “Wish You… Read more

If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else. Laurence J. Peter, US educator & writer (1919 – 1988) Parenting is the most important job in the world. Sometimes, we try so hard to learn how to be good parents that we forget what the main goals of parenting… Read more