Winter Blues

8qfbjBlog, Empowerment, Parenting

Winter can be a time of being cooped up in the house. Try to find activities that you can do to stretch the imagination, since they can’t stretch their legs. Don’t leave any of it up to chance, because the days will roll on with day-to-day “have tos”, and you’ll never do anything new. You can take these activities as … Read More

Goal Setting for Children

8qfbjBlog, Children

As we set goals for ourselves for the New Year, let’s remember to pass this same skill on to our children. Start them young how to be productive individuals. What goals are important to them? Is it improving their basketball shot? Keeping their room picked up? Or learning piano? (ok, it’s probably NOT the last one) Let’s show them how … Read More

Snow Days/Heat Days

8qfbjBlog, Children, Parenting

I have the type of job that when the weather gets icy, I can usually work from home. It turns into a very productive day, because I’m not interrupted by others and can get a lot accomplished. It’s also a time that I can throw dinner on, throw in a load of laundry and make sure my son is on-task … Read More

Exercise One, Two, Three

8qfbjBlog, Children

Taking some time for yourself is very stress reducing. Keeping ourselves healthy is very important. It’s hard to accomplish our day-to-day tasks if we don’t feel well or don’t have the energy to make it till the end of the day. As we begin 2018, start some exercise routine. Even if it’s only stretching, doing some sit ups or walking … Read More

Exercising Your Brain

8qfbjBlog, Children

We’ve talked about getting up and moving more. We’ve talked about matters of the heart. Now let’s touch on Exercising Your Brain! Too often we get into the day-to-day routine, and let’s face it, we don’t burn up many brain cells when we throw in a load of laundry or feed the dog. Let’s carve out some time to pick … Read More

Building Self-Esteem in Children

8qfbjBlog, Children

Our job as parents is to equip our children to become good adults, and along the way develop healthy relationships and teach them how to develop healthy relationships. This all begins with helping them build a healthy self-esteem. We take great pains into purchasing the correct vitamins for their physical health and feeding them the right foods. We meal plan … Read More

Why Do Children Need A Healthy Self Esteem

8qfbjBlog, Children

Children develop how think about themselves at an early age. They soak in how people treat each other and how others treat them. Right or wrong they develop perceptions of themselves by their surrounding inputs. It doesn’t have to be a correct perception, but it is the perception they carry into their adult lives. What self image are our children … Read More

Success vs. Value

8qfbjBlog, Children

We often mix up the difference between “Success” and “Value”. Success is what we do and accomplish. Success is scoring a touchdown, running a race, winning the spelling bee. Value is who we are. It’s what’s on the inside. Value is how we treat others. Value is being kind, respectful, honoring. Although success is fun and creates great memories with our children, we want them to be … Read More