What Kids Need: A Family with Love

What Kids Need: A Family with Love Number one with kids is a family that expresses love for each other.  That makes for a comfortable and cozy place to be themselves that is peaceful.  There is nothing like it and nothing that will replace such a protective cocoon for...

Setting Rules & Enforcing Them

Setting Rules & Enforcing Them Setting rules is one thing, but enforcing them is quite another.  Sometimes we don’t feel like starting up with our kids to make a point.  But wait!  What is at stake when we don’t enforce the rules.  The sign says,...

What Kids Need: Service to Others

What Kids Need: Service to Others It is a proven researched fact that kids who serve the community one hour or more a week are more resilient to the risk-related behaviors of their youth.  I challenge our parents today to get their kids involved in a community service...

What Kids Need: Parental Discipline

What Kids Need: Parental Discipline Okay, you have established some rules, and set some consequences, negotiated this upfront in advance of a big problem, and solicited your child’s feedback.  Now what?  Now, you must enforce those consequences as agreed upon. ...