Parenting

What to Teach Your Son (and Daughter) about Locker Room Talk

October 24, 2016

“Locker Room Talk” has become a trending topic in the news recently. Some people brush off these types of remarks with “boys will be boys,” or by saying it’s  “just talk.” However, the reality of the situation is that there is no such thing as “just talk.”   According to  Andrew Newberg, M.D. and Mark Robert Waldman, leaders in brain-and-communication research, hostile words can negatively change brain chemistry while positive words stimulate motivating frontal lobe activity. The more you engage…

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Parenting

How to Help Your Child Succeed in School

Help!  Moooooooom, I need help.  I helped my kids in school and my kids really did need help. School today is hard! I think it is so much harder than when I went to school. I got into the University of Florida without a single…

April 7, 2016
Marriage

7 Things Wives Should Tell Their Husbands

Words of encouragement is my love language, but not Mark’s. I absolutely love it when Mark compliments me. In fact, I NEED him to compliment me! Sometimes I forget, though, that he also needs affirmation from me even if it’s not his love language.…

April 5, 2016
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Parenting

How to Break Your Child’s Sense of Entitlement

A familiar trope in movies and TV shows for kids, tweens, and teens is kids complaining that they didn’t get something they think they deserve. They complain about a teacher giving them a poor grade. They whine to their friends about their parents giving…

March 31, 2016
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Encouragement

Love Your Child Enough to Let Them Hurt

When you love your child, nothing hurts more than seeing your child in pain. As a mom, I can hardly bear to see my kids in any kind of distress, whether it be physical, emotional, or spiritual. From skinned knees to serious medical issues,…

March 29, 2016
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Marriage

3 Ways to Practice Patience in Your Marriage

I’m sure Mark and I aren’t the only couple that sometimes struggles with impatience. At least, I hope not! Mark readily admits that patience is not one of his strengths, and I certainly have my own struggles with frustration, usually when I’m busy and…

March 24, 2016
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Parenting

Fight the Good Fight

Fighting for your child is something that you inherently do as a mom. Right? We fight for them to have equal opportunity, education, health, a chance to make something of themselves and we even fight for their self-esteem because we believe in who they…

March 16, 2016