What To Do When Your Child Won’t Stop Staring At A Person In A Wheelchair


Parenting, SMA Posts

It happened every time I took my family out in public; stares, open mouths, finger pointing, awkward conversations and personal questions. And then my fourth, and soon fifth, children added their wheelchairs to the large family traveling circus and things got even worse. I’m hardly an expert in how to properly act around handicap people, […]

08/05/2016

What Our TV Free House Looks Like Right Now


Parenting

This month we mark eight years in our current house, and never in that time have we owned a TV. It wasn’t a sudden decision, we’d been weaning ourselves and the kids back in our previous living quarters and moving seemed like the perfect time to make a fresh start. I know there’s all sorts […]

07/05/2016

All Your BURNING Parenting Questions Answered


Humor, Parenting

Actually, if something is burning, go get an antibiotic, or a fire extinguisher. Thanks to everyone who read, shared and commented on this week’s posts. Since I’m now a self-proclaimed parenting expert (Dr. Kelly at your service!), I took to Facebook to see what other problems I could solve for my friends and readers. 1. […]

04/08/2016

Part 2: Consistency and Consequences


Parenting

Find Part One, which explains our Domestic Rule HERE.  Once the rules were in place, I consistently enforced them (and still do, though with much less effort now). If I catch a child breaking a rule, I remind them of the rule or make them repeat it to me and then boom, punishment. I don’t […]

04/06/2016

Part 1: Rules and the Role of Obedience


Parenting

Every so often I find myself involved in a parenting discussion where my humble opinion is actually requested. When these rare occasions arise, and unfortunately more often when they do not, I typically don’t mind sharing our family’s system for rules and consequences and how we generally deter our children from acting like savages. Now […]

04/05/2016