One BIG C in Parenting

One BIG C in Parenting

Dear Caring Parent, We all encounter this – the one big ‘C’ in parenting. Control. Control is that every present feeling, according to dear Webster, that we have ‘the power to direct behavior or a course of events’. And of course, as parents we do...
Two Bs in Your Parenting Experience

Two Bs in Your Parenting Experience

Dear Caring Parents, There are two Bs in your parenting experience that are fun to think about. They can help you out of guilty times and allow some annoying things to even be funny. It’s all about adopting these two Bs – becoming and being.  I must admit...
Two A’s in Your Parenting Experience

Two A’s in Your Parenting Experience

Dear Caring Parent, Have you noticed these two A’s in your parenting experience – acclimation and acceptance? We usually think of acclimation when we’re changing seasons or hiking higher mountains. Acclimation means to adapt to a new temperature,...
Must Have Supplies for Family Outdoors Activity

Always Needed Supplies for Family Outdoors Activity

Dear Caring Parent, Summer is in full swing! I finally have this year’s ALWAYS NEEDED supplies for family outdoors activity. Pack your bag with these and you will be ready for most things. It’s taken me a bit longer because I wanted to test a couple of them out before...
listening

Listening to Our Children Differently

Dear Caring Parent,  Let’s grow how we are listening to our children differently. We parents often say, “You’re really suggesting I listen more to my child?  All I do all day is listen to them! They are screaming, whining, speaking their words of...