These articles and resources are thought provoking and definitely worth taking the time to read and explore. They are some of the best I have come across.

Everything you Need to Know about Car Seat Safety

Do you have any car seat questions? When should my child turn the car seat around? When can my child go in a booster? This article will answer all your questions!

Take Free Quiz on The 5 Love Languages Website

Understanding the 5 Love Languages can be a game changer in relationships. If you click on "Discover your love language" you can then chose yourself or your child.  Then choose the test for a child or teen.   Go take the tests on Gary Chapman's website!

Gary Smalley's Personality Test Profile

Here is a personality profile test by Smalley Institute.  The 4 personality profiles are Lion, Otter, Golden Retriever, and Beaver.  It is a great way to start to understand yourself as well as your child(ren).Go to Smalley Institute and take their free personality profile test!

Physician: American Children 'Immersed in a Culture of Disrespect' by Annie Holmquist

Are you frustrated with disrespect from your children? You are not alone. This is a rapidly growing trend. Excellent article which discusses the problem and what to do about it.

The Silent Tragedy Affecting Today's Children by Victoria Prooday

Are you concerned about the increase in mental health problems, ADHD, teen depression, and suicide in kids as young as 10? What if parents are contributing to this? Excellent article!

Hope for the "Me" Generation by Mark Gregston

Excellent article discussing the "Me" generation, parenting that leads down that path and what to do about it. 

How Not to Talk to Your Kids: The inverser power of praise

A must read article!  Packed with research about praise words most parents use that have negative results.  Very thought provoking.

Parenting on Purpose Bob Barnes

Parents who have kids of all ages can benefit from this invaluable resource.  Each week is a different topic and so many past podcasts are archived on the website.  Sign up today to receive these podcasts, filled with solid parenting tips!

Parenting Today's Teens with Mark Gregston

This is an incredible resource for any family with pre-teen or teens in the house!  Sign up today to get their articles and radio broadcasts.  Each week is a different topic, very relevant and practical. 

Wondering what happened to your class valedictorian? Not much, research shows

Karen Arnold researched 81 valedictorians and salutatorians to see what they did after high school.  Although they had successful careers, they did not become world changers.  Check out this article to see why.

Why Many C Students End Up Most Successful

Excellent article about why school success does not necessarily mean success in life and vice versa,  Scores of successful people in life did poorly in school.

Rewards & Praise: The Poisoned Carrot

Our culture is so embedded with rewards, but do they benefit or harm our children?  Every parent needs to read this article.

What Parents Should Say as Their Kids Perform

Parents are more involved than ever in sports and activities.  While being there, watching your kids is great, be careful not to overstep either, for the sake of your kids.

A Better Way to Say Sorry by Joellen at Cuppacocoa

Great article about teaching the proper way to say sorry and the positive rippling effects it had in her classroom and school.

The Blessing Challenge

Every person strives to feel loved and valued.  Head over the John Trent and Gary Smalley's website to learn about the Blessing Challenge and how you can give your child the blessing!

One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are By Ann Voskamp

If you are stressed and struggling and need to find joy and contentment right where you are, this is the book for you!  Ann Voskamp will change the way you look at everyday life.

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