Archives for July 2006

Reflecting Versus Reacting

Imagine with me for a moment that you have just arrived home from a party. “Honey, I’m so hungry, do we have anything good to eat?” you ask your spouse. “Hungry!” Spouse exclaims, “How could you possibly be hungry; you ate tons of food at the party!” Or, how about this scenario: “Sweetheart,” you begin […]

Getting Through the Tough Times

So, you’ve spent an enjoyable afternoon on a pleasant trip with your son or daughter who is going through a challenging period. (See for more information about creating a pleasant outing during a stressful time.) What else can you do now to strengthen the parent/child bond and help him/her overcome the present problems? Each […]

7 Good Reasons to Get Your Child Involved in Sports

My friend Stacie runs a website about children and sports, and she was sweet enough to allow me to share this thought-provoking article with you.  Enjoy! Encourage a Healthy Lifestyle Making exercise a part of your child’s life teaches your child the importance of fitness. This, along with proper nutrition, plays a vital role in […]

A Thought

My husband just shared this thought with me, and I found it hit home in my heart in a poignant manner, so allow me to share it with you. When an archer takes hold of his bow and arrow, the closer that he is able to draw his arrow inward, the further and straighter the […]

Advice for the Tough Times

Lately I’ve been getting more requests for advice geared towards teenagers. This article is most applicable to teens, yet can be tailored to any age child. What do you do when really tough challenges arise with your child? What if your son is hanging out with a shady group of friends or your daughter is […]