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Relationships

Lights, Camera, Action... with Energy!

Many years ago I co-directed a youth theater production of Shakespeare's "The Tempest.” On our last day of performances, we had a matinee and an evening performance. The matinee performance started... more
Grumpy Children Doing Dishes

He Won't Do His Chores?

A few years ago, I received a letter from a woman regarding her nine-year-old son, Colin. Her problem was one that many other parents face. Colin regularly spent the entire day procrastinating his chores. On to... more
Mother cuddling on bed with children

The Wrong List

I participate in a few discussion groups that have inspiring and thought-provoking conversations. I remember many years ago the topic on one of these groups was how much alone time parents need to be refreshed... more
Girl making her bed

Morning Routine Motivation

2 - What kind of opportunities do you give for kids to follow through before getting consequences? Example:  It’s each of the children's responsibility to make their bed, tidy their bedroom and get dressed... more
Stressed woman

Look Up!

One morning I woke up with this list of things to do that day on my mind. Ok, I didn't plan on one of my children throwing up, but the rest was planned. Before I even got my swimsuit on to leave for the pool,... more

What Will You Sacrifice?

Sacrifice is vital for happiness. Most people think the word “sacrifice” is bad and sounds like a hardship, not a joyful journey. Happiness sounds much better!... more

Treasure the Little Ones

As I rounded the corner of a shopping isle at a local grocery store, I heard crying. Through tears a young girl, about 8 years old, said, “Tell me what it is Mom. Tell me what this is.”... more
Mother talking to son

Respecting Property

Some 10 years ago, my four-year-old son was standing on the back porch one afternoon, talking to his sister. They were trying to make each other laugh by doing funny things. This is a common game with the... more