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Tip of the Day July 29

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Fri, 2014-08-08 08:34

Don’t let cute behavior or your kids’ impish grins make you back down on boundaries. Be firm.

Need Kids to Follow Instructions? Don’t Ask. Tell.

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Fri, 2014-08-08 08:28
“Do you want to put on your shoes now?” “Should we have macaroni and cheese for dinner?” “How about you go brush your teeth?” These are not really questions.

If We Link Boys With Bedlam, What Does That Say to Our Girls?

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2014-08-07 11:14
Our hosts this summer, all parents of girls, shook their heads ruefully as my sons romped. If I hear disapproval of my sons’ behavior in their comments, surely their daughters hear approval of more placid ways.

Tip of the Day July 28

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Thu, 2014-08-07 08:34

Take a family vacation from chores. Declare one Saturday or Sunday “no chores and no errand day.” Then do something fun together.

Simple Solutions for Back-to-School Student Organization (Sorry, No Trapper Keeper)

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2014-08-07 08:02
Once, the Trapper Keeper promised to solve your organizational woes while simultaneously elevating you to cool-kid status. Today's organizational systems should be even simpler (no gadgets required).

Tip of the Day July 27

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Wed, 2014-08-06 08:35

Find ways to connect with other parents. Get to know them as you watch your kids’ activities.

‘Would You Like Us to Arrest Him?’

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Wed, 2014-08-06 07:59
After my 15-year-old was flashed on the street, my instinct was to shelter her. She had a stronger response in mind.
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