Friday, February 28, 2020

A special day for us . . . .

If she has ever prayed for you, mentored you, encouraged you, made you laugh, or brightened your day, please join us in wishing Stacey Watts a happy birthday weekend!

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Encourage Independence

If your children are over age two, encourage their independence.

Let go of the lie that boundaries are bad.

Children must learn to do for themselves in order to desire doing for others. Esteeming a child to the point that he still believes he is the center of your world beyond age two produces the opposite result most well-intentioned parents want. Your goal is to foster self respect, which grows respect for others.

Holding on to your image of that sweet babe (who, just yesterday was swaddled so tight!), keeps him and YOU from much happiness and growth.


Monday, February 10, 2020

Managing fear

Whether it's a big storm or a weird shadow in the middle of the night, scary moments are going to happen for our children. When they do, you can bet they'll be watching to see how WE react to them. Adults who are calm and fully in charge in the home allow their children to be children: less anxiety and more self-confidence.