Grandma

WHY CAN’T GRANDMA BE MORE LIKE JESUS? by Crystal Horton

As we were finishing up our normal bedtime routine, I leaned over to kiss my daughter goodnight. Suddenly, my daughter, burst into tears and said: “Why can’t (great) Grandma be like Jesus?” I asked her what she meant, and she replied: “I want Grandma to come down from heaven as Jesus did, so she can Read More

Self-Motivation

Encourage Self-Motivation

Why, hello there! Self-motivation is often underestimated by parent expectations. Parents set the bar high for their child and often misunderstand brain development. Children naturally motivate themselves around seven years old. Guide your child on how to maximize their ability to motivate themselves. Self-motivation forms from within with many opportunities in life to nurture it. Read More

Listen to Understand

Listen to Understand

Developing good family communication skills is enhanced through spending quality time talking with each other. Communication is the lifeblood of relationships. It’s another way of expressing love to each member of your family. Some productive communication examples include: Being honest but kind Listening to understand Avoid mind-reading Asking questions Avoid criticizing, evaluating and acting superior Read More

Family Values

Family Values Help Children Grow

 Last week we discussed, what strengthens a family. Did you share a memorable moment with your family? I’d love to hear about it. Family values, traditions and healthy relationships are characteristics that also strengthen a family. Let’s take a deeper look into family values. Moral and ethical principles develop family values. Relationship skills and behaviors emerge Read More

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MAKING SENSE OF A TEMPER TANTRUM by Crystal Horton

Like all parents, I have my ups and downs. When my four-year-old is screaming and kicking the floor, my gratitude for life can quickly disappear. I believe that anger breathes anger. When my child is screaming, I want to scream too. The question I’m often asked is: “How do we control it?” That is the wrong Read More

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WHICH MOM ARE YOU? by Crystal Horton

  Each mom has a different parenting style. Our child tends to be an extension of our personality. Many times, moms are the primary caregiver. Which of these Mom’s sounds like you? Creative Mom: Creative mom and her little artists are sitting at the table, eating breakfast and finishing the next artistic piece. Her phone Read More