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Touch time

Tonight as I was sending my children off to bed, I felt like something was missing.  Then the words of Gene Cook came to mind.  He related in his book "Raising up a Family to the Lord" how he notice... more

Do Less.....Our Victory!

Our family culture involves lots of music time.  It is a huge focus for all of us.  My older two children both spend lots of time singing, and playing piano.  They have a special music mentor who helps them... more

Impulsivness, ADHD and consequences

 "My son has ADHD...My main concerns are the impulsiveness...and  the fighting with his brothers- he literally cannot walk past without hitting them, punching them,   teasing them.  Car rides can be a re... more

Fighting with non-family members

"I have been reading your website and listening to your CD’s and practicing what I’ve learned from you.  It has helped tremendously with the level of peace in our home.  A situation occurred last night... more

What consequences do small children earn?

 "In your house, what are the privileges that are taken away when they lose 'everything' for 24 hours?   At what age can they understand that?   Or, what do you do with very little ones who are testing bou... more

I'm hurt Mom...

"I've just been wondering about how to respond appropriately when my children get hurt.  I don't want to be unsympathetic or cruel, but how do you respond if it's something you have pointed out they shouldn't... more


<font size="2" face="Arial">Enjoy all that the children are and do.  Interact a lot with them.  Play!  They grow too fast to waste any time.  I have spent too many days trying to b... more

Time for Mom & Toddlers who won't rest

There are some great questions in some of the recent comments.  "...Most women I know are neglecting taking care of themselves on some level (physical or spiritual) to take care of their families or other o... more


Tomorrow our family has to leave early for the day.  While driving the car tonight I realized that we didn't have any gas, and if we had to get gas tomorrow morning, we would probably end up running late for o... more

Bad Habits

"Some of my kids have developed bad habits such as finger-sucking, nose picking (and eating it), fingernail chewing, and touching their genitals.  Do you have any experience or advice on helping children succe... more