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childhood

You’re not listening to me: 3 reasons why your kid doesn’t want to talk to you (+ what you can do improve)

One challenge of being a mom is creating a relationship where our children want to talk to me. Those days of constant chatter about everything from their latest poop to their biggest dream when our children were little, seem so fleeting. I had no idea just how much I would miss the oversharing of my little fellas. Now with our fellas older, I find myself hunting for the right question. You know the one question that would lead to them sharing the details of their day. The one question that would get more[...]

Stop the Summer Slump: 3 easy ways to encourage learning all summer long

We made it. After long hours and days encouraging (sometimes threatening) our children to finish homework, tests, quizzes, and projects, our kids have completed another school year. (Let all the mommas cheer). As parents, we want to embrace lazy days. You know those days where our children stay up late, play video games for hours, and chill out watching tv. After all, those lazy days are needed just as much for us parents as it is for kids. But we can't let all our children have learned start to deteriorate[...]

Calm Mom: 3 ways to respond to your tween’s negative behavior without losing your cool

It was a typical afternoon. I stopped to pick up my fellas from their school, the car door opened. Getting in our vehicle, my usually fun-loving, mild-mannered tween clearly was in a mood. “I’m glad to see you,” I said while waiting for my fellas to buckle up. “I don’t see what is so good about it,” my tween mumbled under his breath while slumping into his seat. While riding home in silence, it was clear my fella didn’t want to talk. I wish his tween moodiness stopped in the car, but it was ju[...]