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A Parent's Greatest Gift by Ron Hutchcraft

Parents,  I so enjoyed this article and wanted to share it with you.  It’s written by Ron Hutchcraft.  He writes a blog each day.  Hope you enjoy. “Our son was only two years old when Kim, the neighbor girl across the street, broke her leg. On a scale of world disasters, Kim's leg wouldn't move the needle, but on the scale of a 2-year-old, oh, that's serious. Our 5-year-old daughter brought the bad news, so we all stopped right there and... Read More
Posted by Dianne Wentworth at Thursday, March 9, 2017

You Don't Want to Raise a People Pleaser

Many children grow up in homes where parents react with explosive anger. These children learn to make decisions based on avoiding the next angry outburst. Unfortunately they then may grow up to be people pleasers.  Anger appears to work in the short run. It gets kids moving or motivates them to stop and listen. But in the end, it damages a child's decision-making ability. Instead of becoming people pleasers, children need to learn how to make decisions based on values and... Read More
Posted by Dianne Wentworth at Monday, February 6, 2017

What To Do on a Rainy Day?

  Caught inside on a rainy day?  A cold wintry day?  Your child’s response:  ‘we have nothing to do.” Why not make a BUSY BIN?   I read about this along time ago in a book called Parent Connection.  Here’s what you need: 1.  A bin of some type (crate, storage box, etc)  2.  All kinds of creative and entertaining activities written on cards or papers and stored in the bin. 3.  An eager child wanting to... Read More
Posted by Dianne Wentworth at Tuesday, January 10, 2017
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