Category: Cherish My Children

8 Creative Ideas to Stop the Bullies in Your Home

I decided on the spot that I had to put an end to the out-of-control fighting in our home. I gathered my (ferocious) ducklings around me and we sat criss-cross applesauce on the front room floor. I could no longer make it through an evening in our home. Someone was always crying because someone else had hurt them. There was hitting, biting, scratching, pushing and screaming. I didn’t know how my little kiddos could handle the chaos either. As we sat in a semi-circle, I looked into their worried little eyes (what in the world was Mom up to?!)...

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How to calm an angry toddler

More often than we would like to admit, we lose control and raise our voice. In a previous column, we talked about how our stresses build and burst and often our kids see and hear the worst of us. We suggested five things we can do to stop releasing that stress on our children. Our children also deal with stresses and anger of their own. It’s a ripple effect: the anger of one family member easily reaches everyone else. If we can help even one child better handle their anger, we can improve the atmosphere in our entire home. Here are...

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How to stop yelling at your kids

As a parent, I try hard not to raise my voice toward my children. Yet, despite my best efforts, it still occasionally happens. In one of those weak moments — I don’t even recall why I was angry — the alarmed look on my 3-year-old’s face stopped me. I quickly ended my rampage, and his quiet little voice bravely told me what he was thinking: “That noise is scary. You scared me, Mom.” How scary we can be to our children when we tower over them, arms flailing and veins popping. You’ve probably been there too, yelling at your...

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How to connect with your teen

 I’m so exited to welcome Adrian of AdriansCrazyLife.com to MOMentity today! Adrian is the mother of three, mostly grown sons.  She is also a decluttering expert who has worked in the financial industry for more than 20 years.  She shares her wisdom on organizing, parenting of teens/tweens, personal finance, and many other topics on her blog AdriansCrazyLife.com.  Make sure to stop by her site to pick up some new ideas.      My son Blake and I had a good talk the other day.  He’s a High School Sophomore and he has been slipping a bit in school lately....

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