I was at a talk the other day and a father came up to me and said “Do you want to know the most revolutionary thing about your talk today” I answered yes, yes I do. He paused and then said it was when I said that families should eat together as much as they can. He said that his family 3 teenagers NEVER eat together except on holidays. He said they put out like a Buffett style dinner. Everyone comes through grabs their food and then disperses all over the house and him and his wife watches TV while eating. So here is the most common sense video… eat dinner together as much as you can.
This has been one of my favourite books for years. I copied out one of the first few pages of the book. Basically, the premise of the book is each day you get up you look at all of these areas of your life. Make daily decisions to live these areas to the best of your abilities. When you go to bed you see how you did. Each chapter of the book is on the different areas of your life mentioned below (attitude, priorities etc). This is a very practical book for people who come from a faith background or not.
Many of us struggle to get to sleep, staying asleep, or getting good rest at night. I want to make a video to help you all get better sleep hygiene. These are just good sleep habits that help you to get a good night sleep or a better nights sleep. Basically, they are good habits to add to your night routine.
Love to hear if any of these thoughts on sleep helped you or your family. Did I miss any good sleep hygiene habits?
In Psalms 90:12 it says “Teach me to number our days, that we may get a heart of wisdom” To me, this is the heart behind the marble jar analogy. This is a concept I have heard of since I had young kids. I really like it
Love to hear your thoughts on the marbles jar analogy. What did you think of my twist on this?
Quick PSA (Public Service Announcement) today for parents
Parents, please stop forwarding messages on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. talking about this MOMO challenge. I have had so many parents messaging me in fear this past week. Parents keep tagging me in MOMO articles but never the articles that talk about how…
IT IS A HOAX
I decided to make a Youtube video on it and within minutes found someone else who made a great response. PLEASE watch the first 7 minutes (small language at the start) on this. He goes through everything and more that I was going to say.
We do as parents need to take an active role in our kids lives both online and off.
We do need to addressing bullying and mental health issues amongst others in the lives of our kids.
We do need to stop listening to fear-based media and do a little research for ourselves before we become part of the problem and share this material around. We as parents need to have some media discernment and follow proper digital citizenship on what we do online.
Please check out the first part of the video above and I would love to hear your thoughts.
One of the most asked questions I get from parents is at what age should my kids get smartphones? I do think that we have to look at both what age and also their maturity level. Here is my thoughts on this.
Love to hear your thoughts on this. If your kids already have a smart phone at what age did they get one?