Ask Annah: How Do You Inspire Your Children to Do Their Chores?

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“Encourage and support your kids because children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.” ~ Lady Bird Johnson, Former First Lady Like yours, our family always had something happening. School and school functions to meet those academic, social, and physical facet needs. Recreational sports and leisure activities to nurture those physical, social, spiritual, and emotional needs. …

Better Than Any Beating; a Different Kind of Punishment for Our Kids

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  Parenting can be a tough gig. And Tough Love an even rougher ride. But it’s all a vital part of parenting, an essential element in teaching our children about the important stuff in life. You know, stuff like vajayjays and other things, like how to fish… As such, I loved reading this Circle of Mom’s piece on one mother’s creative …

Scouting Tomorrow’s Leaders

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It’s that time of year, again. Cabin fever. Spring fever. Daylight savings time. Girl Scout cookies. Several weeks ago I passed a group of young girls standing at the edge of a parking lot, waving brightly decorated signs “GIRL SCOUT COOKIES!” The air outside was bitterly cold and snow blew wildly on the wind. I made a U-Turn and headed …

Parents of Well-Behaved Children Rewarded – Good or Bad Practice?

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I recently stumbled across Circle of Mom’s blog entry about a restaurant discount one family received because their children were well-behaved. The comment boards were lit up with parents and non-parents, alike, arguing both sides of whether or not this bill reduction is fair and/or moral. As of this writing, the HuffingtonPost piece that originated the discussion had 732 responses. …

Teaching Our Children to Fish

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I’ve always called a spade a spade.A vagina a vagina. And a penis a penis. This morning I stumbled across a mother’s forum where a woman asks for pet names to call her children’s privates. She states that she always felt awkward when her mom used the word vagina, and she didn’t want to put her daughter through that discomfort. Oh, …