How to Plan Weekend Fun

plan weekend fun with the family

In Laura Vanderkam’s short book, What the Most Successful People do on the Weekends, she helps us to plan weekend fun so we have time to relax, restore and actually enjoy our time off.  Where did the Weekend Go? On a typical Sunday night, I’m rounding up school jumpers and ties, making sure homework is done and trying to get …

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Give Your Child the Gift of Realistic Optimism

parents and children

In a partnership between a writer living in Europe and a Danish psychotherapist, Danish Way of Parenting gives us some insight into the way Danes have maintained their status as the happiest people in the world and how their parenting perpetuates this lifestyle. The Danish Rules of Parenting Alexander and Sandahl list six characteristics common to Danish parents that seem …

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Teaching Self Control For Children

Creating boundaries leads to self control for kids

Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend have a series of books about boundaries in all types of relationships. Their book Boundaries with Kids helps parents to teach self control and responsibility to our children. Self Control for Adults and Children A few months ago, I read “Boundaries in Marriage,” which is the best marriage book I’ve ever read. I …

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Stop Being the Stressed Out Mom

Mommy Burnout book

Professional Counselor Dr. Sheryl Ziegler has seen lots of burnt out moms in her office. While she usually focused on children and teens, she found that helping a stressed out mom find more peace and calm improved the whole family.  What is parental burnout? Stressed out moms are always exhausted, snapping at their family, can’t get motivated, always have headaches, …

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Working Mom Success

Jessica N. Turner, blogger and author, lays out a comprehensive plan for working mom success in her new book Stretched Too Thin: How Working Moms Can Lose the Guilt, Work Smarter and Thrive.    How to Create Working Mom Success Jessica Turner is a full-time marketing professional working mom of three young kids. Stretched Too Thin is her second book, …

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How to Teach so Children Love Reading

How to teach children to love reading

Donalyn Miller is a reading teacher and in Texas who has perfected a technique of how to teach so children love reading in her classroom. This book details her class methods. What is a Wild Reader? Miller’s goal is not just for students to be competent readers, to be able to answer test questions or to complete assignments without struggle. …