Thank you–this was very helpful! One more question. . .On the specifics, like letting the children know chores are a “standing instruction”, the children having to make up the time if you do the chore for them, the time period allowed for chores to be done, or the 30 minutes for a dishonest chore, how did you determine these and then teach/tell your children about what would happen?
Below are four new posts. This should keep you all busy for a few days. :)
A week ago, I was standing in the kitchen canning peaches, and my whole family atmosphere fell apart all around me in a matter of five minutes.
My son was asked by his father to help with something in the back yard. My son didn't want to do it, so he decided to have an attitude problem about it. My husband was stressed, and chose to get upset, instead of teach to the situation correctly. (We all have our moments of weakness from time to time.)
My daughter was supposed to be cleaning her room, and was playing her piano instead. She had lost focus. (She is ten, this happens sometime
"In your post about 13 - and defiant, you mentioned that teens goes through a normal detachment.
I will be in Cedar City this weekend giving a seminar. I hope to see some of you there! :)
Also, I still have lots of your questions. I am getting to them as soon as I can. I can usually only do one a day. Thank you all for your patience.
About five years ago I met a couple who seemed to have happiness in marriage completely figured out. They shared some of their secrets with me. One of them has made a huge impact on our home. It is called Odd and Even days.
On the even days of the month everything bad that happen is my fault. On the odd days of the month everything bad that happens is my husband's fault.
If I lock my keys in my car and have to be rescued on May 3rd, it is my husband's fault. He would say something like, "Honey, I am so sorry that I locked your keys in the car. Can you forgive me?"
A short note to tell everyone that I am home again from the conference in Virginia and a family U.S. history tour. Tomorrow I will start answering questions and mailing out CD sets that have been ordered. Thank you all for your patience! :) It is so good to be back HOME.
In the upper right hand corner of this page, there are two white buttons. You can click these buttons to get automatic updates on my blog sent to your email etc. People were requesting this service, so I have had Tamra, my web master, add these buttons.
I hope this makes using the site easier for you all. :)
We came to DC thinking we could get mugged. We left our hotel this morning, with our money hidden, and pinned in our pockets, and no bags visible to steal. We were ready to battle the muggers of DC.
In the afternoon, it rained. To be exact, it poured buckets on our heads. We only had shopping bags to put over our heads.
A woman saw our pitiful family, and stopped her car in front of us. She put two black umbrellas out the window of her car. One of them still had tags on it. I ran over to the car, and took the umbrellas from her. After thanking her, I put money on
I have been invited to Virginia Beach to do five classes at the LDSEHE convention there. I am leaving today. Since we are traveling to the East Coast, we decided to see the US History sights for a couple of weeks.
I am going to conduct an experiment. I am bringing the lap top and am going to try to update the blog and answer questions while traveling. This is if I end up with Internet in the places we are staying. I might miss a few days here and there, but overall, I am excited to see if I can keep up with this while traveling.
Here's crossing my fingers!