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4 Things Parents Forget

My husband and I are very involved in our children’s lives. If you’re parents, I’m guessing you are too. It’s very natural for parents to care deeply about what happens to their children and how their kids grow and develop. And, because we care, we work. We get involved. We guide and instruct. We try…

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Temperament – And Why It Matters

The concept of temperament or “character” is trending right now. I can’t even tell you how many times I see comments in my Facebook feed telling me what animal, president, Disney figure or Lord of the Rings character a friend is. These viral quizzes have basically taken different temperament models, associated each on with a…

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4 Ways We Confuse Our Children

If you put yourself into your child’s shoes and think about how they understand things, there are several things many of us do as parents that could easily confuse our kids. Confusion #1: We tell our kids that they have to listen when we say “no”, but we completely ignore them when they say “no”.…

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When Your Child Talks Back…

  * Affiliate link(s) included; all opinions are my own. Has your child started talking back? First, remember that this is a normal part of growing up, and often indicates that your child is developing mentally and emotionally, learning how to express themselves, and establishing personal limits. Second, help your child learn when and in…

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The Win-Win Discipline Model for Parents

Teaching and parenting share multiple joys and challenges in helping children grow and develop. One of the most notable challenges is discipline and development. What are the best ways to help reinforce positive behavior, and mitigate undesirable behavior? How do we do this without setting either ourselves, or the child up to fail? What do…

Free E-Book! A Brief Guide to the History of the Catholic Church

OK – here it is! I’m releasing my new e-book on the history of the Catholic Church. I wrote the text awhile ago, but only just recently decided to compile it into a booklet form. It isn’t all-inclusive, but provides a pretty good overview, and would be a good quick reference for religion teachers, parents…

11 Fun Ways to Teach Your Toddler the Alphabet!

Do you have a young child focused on learning their letters? Here are some creative ways you can use to teach your toddler the alphabet and have fun at the same time! Arrange Pretzel Sticks. Get a few packs of pretzel sticks and learn letters together during snack time. Give your child a few pretzel sticks…

16 Reasons I’m Thankful for My Parents

I’m thankful my parents brought me into this world; if they hadn’t, I wouldn’t be here today, and wouldn’t have two lovely kids of my own… I’m thankful that my parents gave me many opportunities to learn about my faith. They didn’t just have me baptized; they TAUGHT me about my faith. I grew up…