Category Discipline

Kids Disrespect Gets You Fuming

When Kids’ Disrespect Gets You Fuming!!!

The memory is vivid. Our eldest son Daniel was quick with his tongue when unhappy. Quick and usually ugly. One day I was sternly (…OK harshly) disciplining my daughter for laziness, and she burst into tears. Daniel emerged from his…

Little Eyes Are Watching

Little Eyes Are Watching

I was fixing the toilet. Two-year-old Bethany was playing in a room down the hall. I was doing final repairs needed before we closed on the sale of our house. I just needed to get my little wrench down in…

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Kids’ Chores Made Easy!

Doing chores is an important part of growing up, according to researchers. Doing everyday jobs promotes community and a sense of well-being.  But, we are asking our kids to do less and less to help. Sometimes, we just do a chore…

When Kids Bug Us for Money

When Kids Bug Us for Money

Early Job Training Produces More Than Money. Former CF staff member Brian Houts shared this story with us of teaching responsibility through mowing lawns. It’s ugly. It’s a gray lawnmower with a 5 horsepower Tecumseh engine and a 20 inch…

Tantrums From Tots To Teens

Tantrums From Tots To Teens

  Teen Tantrums Teen Tantrums are not all that different than two-year-old tantrums. So read the tip below and apply those principles. But there are some distinctions, too. Because teen tantrums are usually verbal, the teens frequently say things that…