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How a Rainbow Chart for Behavior Saved My Sanity During Pregnancy

I have always had high expectations for my children’s behavior. Of course, I understand that they are CHILDREN, and will make mistakes, test boundaries, break rules, and so on and so forth. We work on first-time obedience from a young age and listening to mommy and daddy is a huge priority in our house. And …

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5 Secrets to Getting Kids to Listen the First Time

Josie and Margo, my three-year-old twins, and I were walking to pick their brother up from preschool when it happened. They were running a little bit ahead of me on the sidewalk, when I saw a car backing out of the driveway, just a few feet from them. “GIRLS, STOP NOW!” I shouted. They immediately …

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How to Correct Your Child’s Behavior with Behavior Boot Camp

It is normal and common for children to test boundaries and try to get away with things they know aren’t allowed. Consistency is one of the most important things in parenting, and often times it can be the most challenging. Knowing that consistency is important and actually BEING consistent are two very different things. There …

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12 Things to Remember When Correcting Your Child (guest post)

Things to Remember When Correcting Your Child Today we have a guest post from Valerie at Chronicles of a Babywise Mom. Val has been one of my favorite blogs to read for everything related to parenting as far back as I can remember. I’m so honored that she’s sharing her wisdom on my blog today! …

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Siblings Fighting: How to Prevent it and the Best Way to Respond

Siblings fighting. Every parent will tell you that even the best-behaved children will fight with their siblings. It’s inevitable to get annoyed with people that you spend so much time around. Even though there is no foolproof way to prevent your children from fighting with each other, you can certainly do things to minimize it. …

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