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The Easter Alternative

“The Easter Bunny didn't come to your house today?" the young boy said to me right before the neighborhood Easter egg hunt some years ago. "He came to our house.... more
Courage

Have Courage!

I have a few poems that are my all time favorites.  This is one of them.  It reminds me that to have courage when I need it most I must already have it within me.  I must nurture my courage each day as I ste... more

Stressed Out To Chilled Out ~ My True Story

I am not a stress out type person. My part 'yellow' personality usually keeps me rather laid back and happy no matter what troubles come my way. This has been a blessing many times in my life. But, I can feel s... more

Conference Call 11-16-12

This call covers: 

  • Correcting behavior while traveling and what to do when you have different standards from the people you are visiting. Falling off the TSG wagon and getting back up. What to do when you spouse isn't on board.
  • 14 year old manipulative son and Disagreeing Appropriately
  • Loss of privileges on a Sunday. Daughter plans her loss of privileges to happen when she can't lose them.
  • Discouragement
  • When and how to teach the family the TSG program
  • Children's friends who keep bringing electronic devices to the house. What to do about it. 
  • Role Play Ideas for making it more fun, staying away from bribing and the upcoming video
  • Pulling yourself out of a slump

Tips For Using Time-out With Toddlers

"My 2yo has started crying a LOT the past few days.  Over every little thing.   Nothing is different physically or environmentally that I can tell.  He already has his 2yo molars, too..   He's just been c... more

Dealing with Friends part 4

How do you help your children stand up for what's right without being "preachy" or "goody-goody"? The most important skill you can teach your child is how to determine what is right and what is wrong and how... more
mother hugging child

Poor Richard

"He that cannot bear with other people's passions, cannot govern his own."  ~Benjamin Franklin This applies, in many ways, to self-government.... more

Fathers: Parent or Playmate Part 3

My husband is a neat and tidy sort of a person.  There was a time when our family was living out of laundry baskets instead of closets and drawers, because I just wasn’t able to stay on top of the laundry... more