Obviously an endless supply of Sourpatch kids candy, DS games, new bikes and a new iPhone would be top on their list, but apparently our kids want a few other things from us too. I’ve been talking with Tommy and Brook on Star 105.7 for the last several weeks about survey results of what else our kids want from us. You can listen to my segments on my Star 105.7 page or read about them here: Come into my bedroom at night, tuck me in. Come say goodnight. Another good idea is to
Taken from my segment on Star 105.7 with Tommy and Brook… Is publicly shaming our children an effective way to bring a positive change when they’ve made serious mistakes? Experts and this real mom say no. Kids need to be able to trust that their parents will watch out not only for their physical well- being but also care for their emotional health. Our job is to provide loving guidance not humiliation that demeans our children. It’s ok that our kids feel guilt over their bad
Taken from the Star 105.7 Real Moms of West Michigan segment: Photo by KarieMurrayPhotography.com It’s a new year and I know that many moms have made the traditional New Year’s resolutions to eat better, lose weight, quit the bad habits and all that, but NOW it’s time for the Mom resolutions. I have 3 mom resolutions that I think we all should commit to: Say yes more. Say ‘yes’ more to playing with your kids. I know what a challenge this can be with a busy life, but next time
Today we wrap up the series of Real Moms segements on the Five Love Languages of Children. The five basic love languages that the book talks about are: Physical touch Words of affirmation Quality time Gifts Acts of service This might help you figure out which love language speaks love to your child the loudest: First, pay attention to how your kids show you love because our kids are likely to express love the way they want to receive it.
Are your little ones giving you lots
We all want our kids to talk to us right? When they were little we imagined sweet conversations about life, love and how much they appreciated the sacrifices of our parenting. Instead we’re faced with rolling eyes and a child that looks at you like you’ve just arrived on earth from another planet. We know that every day is not “fine,” and we long for our kids to sit down and share their life for us, but that doesn’t always happen. One of the biggest reasons our kids shut down
One day we’re wrangling preschoolers, tying their shoes and washing syrup out of their hair. Five minutes later they are taller than us and rolling their eyes when we can’t figure out how to download music on our iPod. Parenting teens is not for the weak. You have to be strong, have resolve, committed to holding your head up even when your child asks you to drop them off on the service road to the school so no one sees your cool van. A common complaint among parents of teens