How to Avoid Raising an Entitled Child

“Kids these days…” It seems like every old generation thinks the new generation is over privileged and undeserving. How many times have you heard your parents tell you how lucky you are because they never had what you had when they were your age? And dang it! I’ve been known to pull that same stunt onContinue reading “How to Avoid Raising an Entitled Child”

FISH! Philosophy – Choose Your Attitude: When Life Gives You Lemons…

As you’ve probably noticed, the boys and I have been trying to “FISH” lately. We’ve covered “Be There” and “Make Their Day“, and I have been wondering how to embody “Choose Your Attitude“: Most of us believe our attitudes are caused directly by outside influences like unpleasant experiences or negative people. But while external pressuresContinue reading “FISH! Philosophy – Choose Your Attitude: When Life Gives You Lemons…”

Books for Children: Character Development – Who Moved My Cheese? for Kids

I have been a little concerned about Aristotle’s mindset and attitude lately and have been looking for ways to help him overcome his “mental limitations”. When I stumbled upon “Who Moved My Cheese? for Kids” in the library, I borrowed it hoping that it might teach him a thing or two about embracing the changesContinue reading “Books for Children: Character Development – Who Moved My Cheese? for Kids”

Behaviour Modification: Changing Your Child’s Attitude Towards School

In an earlier post, I wrote about Aristotle’s school troubles being related to sibling rivalry and I was asking around for potential solutions. If you find yourself in a similar solution, here’s something that worked for us that we stumbled on recently… The following conversation took place one school morning when I was trying toContinue reading “Behaviour Modification: Changing Your Child’s Attitude Towards School”