This is a guest post by Lynda Harlos. Please check our her blog I Was The Perfect Parent Then I Had Kids. I would stand with arms crossed in my superior way and think, “my children will never do drugs.” I was totally under the delusion that because I didn’t do drugs and because I was an educated women I would raise my children to walk the straight and narrow like my husband … [Read more...] about Drugs: A Parent’s Dilemma of Whom To Save
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Can structured homeschooling set children up for academic success better than public schools? A study published in the Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science found that children, ages 5 to 10, who were given “structured” homeschooling instruction did better on standardized tests in reading, writing and math than their peers from public schools. Students who received … [Read more...] about Is Home Schooling Better Than Public School?
For the past 30 years, I have seen the demise of the family unit. Children’s rights are to the point that now we have an “entitlement” epidemic on our hands. Children today don’t know how to entertain themselves unless there is a screen involved. And to top it all off parents today are exhausted, frazzled and overwhelmed more than any other time in history. No wonder we see … [Read more...] about Leadership Style Parenting: Are You In The Driver’s Seat?
The word "childhood" often conjures up an image of children running in a field, chasing each other and having not a care in the world. It is an image which harks back to the Little House on The Prairie type era. In our modern age childhood consists of some quite different images. Children are often found leaning over a computer, eyes firmly focused on a TV … [Read more...] about What Makes for a Happy Childhood?
One of the widest-ranging research projects on family life conducted in Britain will be revealed Friday in "Britain in 2011, the State of the Nation", a magazine published by the Economic and Social Research Council. One of its findings is something very interesting: happiness declines the more siblings are in a househould. I guess it makes sense! There are many … [Read more...] about Only Children Are Happier