Everyday Stuff, Going deep with our kids, Parenting

Using Sports to Shape Godly Character: 5 Highly Effective Tips for Coaching Your Kids On and Off the Field

Though I was never very athletically inclined myself, I love the potential found in sports to grow our kids both physically and emotionally. I firmly believe we can use sports to shape godly character in our kids. And I want to encourage other parents. In the hustle and bustle and sometimes the unavoidable burnout that can accompany the sports seasons, please don’t miss the opportunities to grow your child’s character in the process.

Winning may not be everything, but you can bet this mama is keeping score! 

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Get Your Kids to Read! A Proven System to Increase Quantity and Quality…Plus a FREE Printable Book Report Form

Do you struggle to get your kids to read? Are you tired of dealing with the battle of it all? Perhaps, like me, you have a little avid reader but would like to encourage her to go deeper than the latest tween craze. In this post I share my proven system to not only motivate your kids to increase the quantity of their reading but the quality as well.

The battle is real my friends. Believe me, I know how you feel! (more…)

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1 Highly Effective Tool for Getting Your Kids to Help Around the House While Maintaining Your Peace and Boosting Their Confidence

I am a firm believer in teaching our kids to use the power of choice whether it is with their attitude, their friends or their time management. Once they are “out in the world” we will not always be there to force, beg, and nag them to do the right thing, so I believe the earlier we begin to teach our kids that they have the power to make choices the sooner they will gain the confidence and ability to choose and choose wisely.

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Change Your Child’s Attitude in 5 Minutes or Less

We all witness it. Whether it’s a sharp “No!” from a two year old when someone dares sneak a Cheerio, the huff of a first-grader when asked to help out, or the infamous eye roll of a preteen when, well, pretty much anything … time and again, we see our children’s natural selfish tendencies on display, usually when we are trying to impression others with our stellar parenting skills!

I regularly pray for creative parenting. As a result, I come up with some quirky stuff (more…)

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