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.
It is a challenge in today’s fast-paced world to keep our focus on what is pure, lovely, and admirable. As much as we try to be gatekeepers for our children, it is almost impossible to protect their innocent minds if they use the Internet at all. Here is how I teach my children to be safe online and use technology wisely.
It is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life and forget that sometimes our children feel left behind. When you take the important step of investing in your relationship with them, they are more likely to feel heard and open up about what is going on in their lives. Try these practical suggestions to help your children feel heard and increase your influence on their lives.
“Mom, will you stay with me until I go to sleep?” It was yet another night that fear was taking over our household. Childhood fears are a common problem, especially at bedtime. Whether your child struggles with nighttime fears or anxious thoughts during the day, these three strategies will help him change his thoughts and overcome his fears.
It is not easy to teach your child to obey. Some days it is extremely difficult and VERY tiring! But the benefits, including not struggling to get him to do what he is told are well worth the effort. Not to mention that God commanded us to teach our children to obey so we should be obedient in this command. These guidelines keep me going when I feel too tired, frazzled, and overwhelmed to train my child’s will and help him learn to obey.
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.
“What do you do?” How many times do you hear that and wonder how you should respond? Most often I am asked this question at a professional function related to my husband’s work. The short answer I usually give is, “I homeschool.” But that doesn’t do justice to what I do and who I am. It also does not convey the importance and esteem of my profession. The long answer is that