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Feb 28, 2022

If you want something to change in your family, yes, you’re gonna have to work for it. Please don’t make the mistake of trying the same approach over and over again. Look at the problem from a new angle. Ask for an outside perspective. Have some fun in the process of problem solving. Whatever you do, try something...

Feb 24, 2022

Do you have a tendency to ignore, brush off, or dismiss the random ideas your older kids share? Pay attention. If you initially feel like the child is sharing a bad idea, what is your response?

How we respond impacts how willing our kids are to share with us as they grow. If we are consistently shutting down their ideas...

Feb 21, 2022

We do not have to lose the relationship we have with our kids as they get older. We do, however, need to let go of the idea that we get to control their world.  I know this is a difficult idea to accept. This reality is a piece of what makes parenting older kids so dang hard. 

You have a new role. A role that allows you...

Feb 17, 2022

Too often we forget that there is more to the relationship we share with our kids than life management. Homework, chores, calendar details are all important, but not more important than taking the time to connect with our kids in ways meaningful to them.

Feb 14, 2022

By teaching our kids to win, are we uninentionally teaching them to quit? That's the question we are discussing in today's epsiode.