April 22, 2019

The following is an excerpt from my interview with Mike Smart on my podcast, You’ve Got This. Mike Smart, a certified Leadership Parenting Coach through the John Rosemond Leadership Parenting Institute, runs Parenting Outsmarted. He also has more than 30 years’ experience as a classroom teacher and basketball coach. Mike speaks on all things parenting, and teaches with a down-to-earth, yet informative, light-hearted approach. A father to four grown children and grandfather to five, Mike still teaches part time at… Read more

April 19, 2019

By Guest Blogger Pepa Rivero De Wenrich College Counselor William Singer is at the center of what the Justice Department calls the largest college admission prosecution ever. Fifty people have been charged. Mr. Singer saw how far some parents are willing to go to “help” their children get into prestigious colleges and he decided to take advantage – big time! I have heard many different reactions to the college admissions scandal, most of them about the parents and about the system…. Read more

April 15, 2019

The following is an excerpt from my interview with Darla DeMorrow on my podcast, You’ve Got This. Certified Professional Organizer Darla DeMorrow of HeartWork Organizing helps people find peace through organizing and design. Her five-step system helps people to stop clutter before it starts, save money and simplify their life. Her organizing books Organizing Your Home with SORT and Succeed and Organizing Your Kitchen with SORT and Succeed outlines her SORT and succeed methods of decluttering. Kids and clutter seem… Read more

April 12, 2019

By Guest Blogger Rebekah Millet My teenager recently started driving. Yes, that’s really us in this picture. Feel free to send chocolate and a stress ball my way. Aside from not comprehending that there actually is no invisible brake pedal on the passenger side of the vehicle, I came to realize that my teen is a really cool person. The time we have together alone in the car has given us the gift of uninterrupted conversations (other than me telling… Read more

April 8, 2019

The following is an excerpt from my interview with Tricia Goyer on my podcast, “You’ve Got This.” Tricia is the award-winning author of more than seventy books, including Calming Angry Kids: Help and Hope for Parents in the Trenches. She is a homeschooling mom of 10 and a grandmother of four. Tricia and her family live in Little Rock, Arkansas. Anger can really upset us as parents. In our book, you share a lot of personal experiences with anger. Why… Read more

April 5, 2019

Are you tired of repeating yourself when giving instructions to your children or teens? Get my FREE The Secret to No More Arguments tip sheet here! Maybe you can relate to this mother’s question: When I am telling my children to do or not do something, I have to repeat it many times. I have to raise my voice, but I hate to scream. Or when I tell my 7-year-old son to do something, he would repeat after me with… Read more

April 1, 2019

The following is an excerpt from my podcast, You’ve Got This. How many times have you met another woman and all she talks about is her kids? Unfortunately, many American mothers today involve themselves so much in their kids’ lives that they have little interests outside of their children. We miss out on a host of things when we limit ourselves in that way. It’s important that a mother develops outside interests for several reasons. First, by having a life… Read more

March 29, 2019

In light of the recent #collegeadmissionscandal, in this week’s video blog, I give five topics we need to discuss with our teens related to college. Tell your teen to research colleges on his or her own. Give your teen ownership of the application process. Talk about what you can afford to pay. Encourage your teen to investigate alternatives to college, including community colleges, gap year programs, and trade or technical schools. Share your own education path, including how that helped… Read more

March 25, 2019

The following is an excerpt from my interview with Dr. Frowsa’ Booker-Drew on my podcast, You’ve Got This. Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew with Soulstice Consultancy is a partnership broker and relational leadership junkie. She’s also a connector, author, speaker, trainer and co-founder of the HERitage Giving Circle. She’s been quoted in Forbes, Ozy, Bustle, Huffington Post and other media outlets, and is currently vice president of community affairs for the State Fair of Texas. She is a contributor for several publications… Read more

March 22, 2019

by guest blogger Kim Williams When my adult children were very young, my husband created a family chant: “We are a team. We are the Williams team!” Imagine repetition, rhythm and young children to get a feel for the ditty. For our children, the chant was something fun to yell. For my husband and me, it served as a reminder that we had little humans with eternal souls who needed our coaching. As parental coaches, our job was to try… Read more

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