Orderliness – A Closer Look

By | January 19th, 2017|Character Training For Children, Large Family - Small House, Organization, Time Efficiency|

The concept or "orderliness" can be a vague one often times when we think about it more in depth. Most of us know how to put something into order, like our shoes or our bed; however many people do not know why that's valuable, how to go about it, and how it very practically and [...]

Developing the Character of Faithfulness

By | November 2nd, 2015|Character Training For Children, Parenting|

There are certain things in our home that seem to re-occur all the time - or not *chuckle* - unless I help improve a child's character in that area.   Character qualities such as faithfulness, being responsible, having a thankful heart and attitude must not only be expected by parents but taught.  Our children like [...]

Incentives & Rewards for Children’s Behavior, Part 2 of 2

By | May 8th, 2015|Family Fun, How Do We Do That, Organization, Parenting|

I've been asked many times for specific strategies for incentives and rewards with the children, so in Part 1 I presented to you 9 ideas which we implement in our home. In this Part 2 I would like to share with you our Points and Rewards System to be implemented when we leave the children with a babysitter.  *smile* I strive to [...]

Character Training For Children

By | April 9th, 2014|Character Training For Children, How Do We Do That, Parenting|

What is "character" exactly, anyway? Why should we care about character? One of the ways we teach character to our children Our monthly plan How our own character can re-enforce or undermine our teaching efforts We have had a great many people searching our blog for character training for children. *smile* So we felt it [...]

Scheduling & Routines: You Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too. – Part 2 of 2

By | January 22nd, 2014|Large Family - Small House, Marriage, Organization, Schedules and Routines, Time Efficiency|

In part 1 we looked at: Why I began scheduling How I began scheduling My overall scheduling framework Additional benefits to scheduling In this part 2 I will cover: Winging it vs. planning it The blessings of planning Common road blocks Additional benefits of scheduling You can’t have your cake and eat it, too.  This is what we desire in life, [...]

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