The average tween through adult uses digital media 6-9 hours a day! Is it possible to establish good technology habits and regain lost hours every day? You bet! In this video, I share with you the three questions I ask myself and teach my children to ask themselves so we can live a balanced life and use technology wisely.
Encouraging maturity and assuming new responsibilities was a pretty informal process in our home until a friend suggested we present each girl with a “Responsibilities and Privileges” list on her birthday. We started presenting them with a new list every year and they now look forward to seeing what new privileges they have earned. It is also an opportunity for us to talk about their new responsibilities. Learn how you can implement one in your home.
China to a child, especially a young girl, is like an item in a locked cabinet. She longs for the day she can hold the key to that cabinet and unlock it. My daughters are delighted when they ask to set the table with china dishes and I say, “Yes!” Read more why we use china and how to start using it in your home.
“Mom, we are going to the basement to sharpen our pencils.” I called as my brother and I went downstairs. We crossed the room and entered our aunt’s basement apartment; then we froze in fear. There was a lump under the covers on her bed. In my seven-year-old imagination, someone was under those covers waiting to jump out and grab my brother and me. Instead of running out of