Encouraging Young Readers

6 Ways to Encourage Young Readers, Part 2 of Raising Readers

This is Part 2 of Raising Readers.  If you haven’t read Part 1, go on over and then come right back. Kids are amazing.  They can learn and comprehend so much more than we give them credit for.  Building good habits young will benefit them throughout their entire lives.  One of the habits I’ve tried [...]

Raising Readers

How to Raise Readers, because reading is the basis of all education

I love to read and I wanted to raise my children to be readers. My husband isn’t a big reader.  He always opts to watch the movie, but the movie is never as good as the book.  Ever.  Reading doesn’t come naturally to him, so he reserves it for the Bible.  I honestly don’t think [...]

No Fuss Parenting – Bedtime

5 Reason I put my Kids to bed Early - Mostly because I need to keep my sanity.

    I put my kids to bed early, especially when they were younger. I’m not gonna lie to you, this was mostly for my sanity, but I believe it was good for them too.  The jury is still out. I’m terrible at keeping schedules, and I’m not even sure if I have any routines [...]

No Fuss Parenting – Teach Kids to Sit Still

How I taught my kids to sit still in church

    Teaching my kids to sit still is the best thing I ever did as a parent, and by sit still I really mean to sit quietly on my lap or beside me with minimal fidgeting. Let’s face it, sitting still is hard work, even for adults. This teaching process happened by accident.  It [...]

No Fuss Parenting – Discipline

Discipline does more than correct bad behavior, it teaches good behavior - Win your Child's Heart

Part 1 – No Fuss Parenting   ***********     Discipline divides. It draws a line in the playground sand, and separates the good parents from the bad parents. At least that’s how we think of it, more often than not. I’ve been at the playground when a child acts up and twenty pairs of [...]

No Fuss Parenting

No Fuss Parenting - How I am Rearing my Kids

The internet is chock-full of parenting advice, maternal coping mechanisms, balms for the soul, guilt assuagers, rest for the weary, and pick-me-ups for the gloomy. It is an overwhelming place for this mom who doesn’t put that much thought into her daily routine of rearing her children.   No Cost English Lesson:  We rear children [...]