Category Archives for Discipline & Discipling (Parenting)

7 Books You Don’t Want to Miss (They’ve Changed My Life)

I love books. Always have. I’ve devoured so many of them and have learned so much. I’m guessing if you’re reading this right now that you feel the same way. But every now and then you come across a book that’s truly special. And it’s not necessarily because it’s super entertaining, popular, or even your […]

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4 unusual tips to cut out tantrums & teach preschoolers to obey

4 unusual ways to cut out tantrums & teach your toddler or preschooler to obey

Let me start by saying that I have way more experience dealing with tantrums than I care to admit. My precious two-year-old has inherited some serious anger issues and occasionally (okay, often) will throw an all-out tantrum such as the world has never seen. I’m talking the writhing & screaming on the grocery store floor […]

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6 Myths We Believe About Love & Marriage

6 dangerous myths we believe about love & marriage

From fairy-tale weddings to Taylor Swift songs, our culture is slowly but surely molding our view of love and marriage into something that may look alluring but is actually a collecting of disappointingly untrue myths. The problem with these myths is that they’re widely believed, often even touted by pastors, teachers, and parents. They’re particularly […]

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Should Parents Help Kids With Their Homework?

Should parents help kids with their homework? It’s a very interesting question – one I thought I knew the answer to. But now I’m not so sure. I wrote last month about an awesome podcast for parents called Have a New Kid by Friday, and today I want to ask your opinion about some of […]

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4 Magic Words That Will Cut the Arguments in Half

It was a great day when I discovered 4 magic words that just seem to dissolve tension and eliminate at least half of the arguments in my classroom. And those words are: “You’re not in trouble.” Students can be so defensive, can’t they? (and let’s be honest, we can be, too, right? But that’s another […]

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Is Our Focus on Bullying Producing More Victims?

Does our focus on bullying produce more victims

Before I get too far, let me make one thing crystal clear. Bullying is wrong. There are no if‘s, and‘s, or but‘s about it. Kids should not harass, hurt, or make fun of other kids. It’s simply not right. And since it’s not right, we as teachers definitely should be on the lookout for bullying. […]

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Why Teachers (& Parents) Should NOT Always Be Fair

Why parents & teachers should not always be fair

If we’ve heard “but that’s not fair!” once, we’ve heard it a thousand times. But let’s stop a second and really think about this complaint. Is it legitimate? We all know that life’s not fair, but should it be? Should we be? I really find this concept of fairness fascinating. Mainly because everyone (our students, […]

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