Parenting Without Shame

I don't know about you, but I find "pet shaming" pictures hilarious. You've seen them. They're the ones that show something like a dog next to a chewed up tube of diaper rash ointment, and the dog is wearing a sign around its neck saying, "I ate a tube of Desitin and barfed all over the new carpet during my family's dinner party." The funny thing to me is that the dog … [Read more...]

Oh Behave! ~ Training Your Child to Behave in Church

  ...they all walked sedately into the church. The first clang of the bell rang out when they were on the steps. After that, there was nothing to do but sit still till the sermon was over. It was two hours long. Almanzo's legs ached and his jaw wanted to yawn, but he dared not yawn or fidget. He must sit perfectly still and never take his eyes from the preacher's … [Read more...]

Parenting: What a Child Wants, What a Child Needs

It's a funny thing about parenting articles-- they're always written by doctors or psychologists or parents, never by the people being parented: the kids. I mean, think about it, if you were a waitress and you wanted to know how to serve your customers better, would you take advice solely from other waitresses, restaurant managers, and the guys at corporate? Wouldn't you, at … [Read more...]