Mom . . . I’m Bored

Written by Barbara Deatherage, blogger www.worthdoingpoorly.com   There’s no doubt—winter can be long. Seemingly endlessly long. It’s cold outside and often gloomy. Sometimes drizzly and damp. So, what’s a mom or a dad to do when shut in the house with a bunch of bored kids? There’s only so many times you can visit Chick-fil-A […]

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5 Ideas to Improve Your Family Dinner

Like most Americans, my family has a hard time getting everyone to the table on the same night, at the same time to have dinner together.  And when we do get there, it is not uncommon to hear grumbling about the no phone rule, or the big salad instead of spaghetti, or the awkward family […]

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The Poison of Manipulation

I grew up in the 1960s. Lots of good stuff back then. My dad only bought Pepsi in glass bottles, new and fancy cars were built with air conditioning, and we routinely watched 16mm movies in school. The teachers barely knew how to thread these complicated machines, so often some nerd in the A/V or […]

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Discipline in the Early Years: Getting to the Heart

You are at a restaurant to have a nice meal and a lovely time of visiting with your spouse, family, or friends. You are forced into hearing what is happening at the next booth. “Stop that! What are you doing?” the mom asks in frustration. “But I don’t want to eat it” whines the child […]

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