Parents: No Need to Feel Guilty

One thing that saps our energy the most is feeling guilty. We feel guilty that we don't spend enough time with our kids, that we didn't get the laundry done, that we didn't bring homemade cupcakes to our child's school's birthday celebration. (Are you feeling tired yet? I am!) When we feel guilty ...we tell ourselves negative things about ourselves...I'm lazy, I am not a good mom, we compare ourselves to our friends and then we feel even worse...more tired and more drained. Parenting Practice: INSTEAD Take one thing that you feel guilty about. Ask yourself, "Is it true that I don't spend enough time with the kids? If yes, take action! Get your calendar out and make an appointment with your c

Do You Want More Teamwork in Your Family?

"Kids today aren't that motivated today," I often hear people say. We blame today's kids. Little do we realize that we are the ones who train kids to believe they are honored guests in the home, rather than contributing members of a family team. Do you see your family as a team? Or do many of the chores get done by you and your spouse while your kids sleep in or watch video games? Doing chores is one way to create team. Other ways are by having family meetings to help make decisions like planning meals and outings, budgeting, or coordinating schedules. Doing projects together and going to sibling's extracurricular activities are other ways to create team. Children learn important valu

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