Do you sometimes wish you could be more spontaneous? Being responsible is part of being an adult, but maybe there's room for a little impulsiveness too. Sure, many life events big and small would be risky without advance planning. You want to know when you’re leaving on vacation and where your guests will be sitting at your wedding. You certainly want to be prepared for … [Read more...] about Who Else Wants to Be More Spontaneous?
Discipline is a term people toss around a lot. But what is it exactly? Is it the ability to control your impulses? The ability to focus on complex tasks even when you don't feel like it? Or maybe the ability to adhere to rules and guidelines even if you don't like them? These all may be true. And when it comes to children, these are all essential skills. But most children … [Read more...] about 5 Important Characteristics of a Child with Self-Discipline
Change is always happening. There used to be dinosaurs, and now there aren’t. Television used to be in black and white. The internet came along. Your great-great-grandparents were once alive, and now they’re not. You’ve gotten taller and older since your childhood. There have been a lot of changes, and there are only more coming! Who knows what the changes will be, but they … [Read more...] about 7 Advantages You Gain by Accepting Change
Parenting is challenging and frustrating. It’s hard to know if you’re doing the right things and making wise choices that will benefit your children. It can sometimes feel like there’s no good answer for many of the parenting situations you find yourself in. In parenting, as in the rest of life, perfection isn’t a possibility. Do your best and shoot for excellence, … [Read more...] about There’s No Such Thing as a Perfect Parent
When was the last time you felt relaxed? It’s easy for stress to build up without you realizing what is happening. After a while, you might think that feeling irritable, sad, or restless is just your natural state. Meanwhile, chronic tension affects your body too. It can weaken your immune system and increase your risk for many health issues, including heart disease and … [Read more...] about 15 Simple Ways to Stress Less