Parenting on Purpose

Dear friends, I recently completed a year of doing my column “Parenting on Purpose” and I’ve written my last article, at least for now. It has been a wonderful year and I have very much appreciated your support! It has been so gratifying to hear from you, and answer questions you’ve had regarding the very important…

Whether you are approaching the teen years with your child or right in the middle of them, the time is now to find more ease in this aspect of your parenting. Why does our culture teach us to fear the teen years? Most of us are conditioned to respond almost with pity when someone mentions…

One of my favorite subjects to talk and write about is Intention. Our intention toward any subject or aspect in our lives is the most powerful tool we have. This is because our intention is what I like to call the “Rocket Fuel” toward our desires. Intention creates powerful energy behind our ideas and this…

As a parent, you may feel like you want to watch over your kids’ health like a hawk. You want to make sure they eat right, take their vitamins, go to sleep at a decent hour, wash their hands, etc. etc. You know it isn’t possible to watch their every move, but at least you…

It may seem evident that parents should allow their children to follow what excites them, but unfortunately, many parents place pressure on their kids to do anything but follow their passions. As parents, we sometimes fear our children’s choices. In some cases, parents aren’t able to relate to what excites their children, or they may…

One of the biggest complaints I hear from parents is how hard it is to get their families together. Even when they’re physically in the same room, each person is isolated from the rest of the family by texting, watching TV, or surfing the Internet. Sound familiar to you? Therefore, it’s important that parents set…

Most people don’t claim to be perfect. You may admit to be good or even excellent at some tasks, and you may consider yourself to be a good person. By your very nature as a human being, you admit to not being perfect as human beings just aren’t designed to be. Yet you may find…

Do you ever wonder how you can fit more exercise into your schedule? You’re so busy making meals, working, organizing activities, and helping with homework, that you may find yourself falling into bed at night exhausted, not having had the kind of work-out you would like. While all this activity keeps a person busy, it…

Having fun is one of the most natural things for kids to do. Have you noticed how they can turn most any object or activity into fun? They make simple objects into playthings, creating entire worlds filled with excitement and adventure. As parents, we almost never have to guide our kids into ways to have…

Happy people are so much fun to be around and most people can tend to feel pressured to be happy all the time. Or at least, they want to appear happy. They may even divide their emotions into two camps; the positive emotions and the negative ones. It’s actually natural for you to want to…

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