There was a father-son conversation that several times left me scratching my adolescent head. I kept coming back to my dad’s words over the course of my teenage years for the simple reason that they were so contrary to my own teenage reality. I was so baffled by it all that I think I brought…

Being a great mom is SO easy. You just have to play Barbies with your kids all day long. Maybe sometimes take a break to play Candyland. Chores are so unnecessary!! These were actual thoughts I remember having as a child. My mom was a good mom, but my idea of a great mom was…

  I read an article from 2016 that said people without kids, in the United States, are way happier than people who have kids. Because you are reading a parenting blog, I’m assuming you are one of those people with kids and this news is less than inspiring.   Maybe it even confirms the thoughts…

Does marketing work? You bet! If it didn’t work, then why are companies willing to fork out $5 million for a 30-second commercial spot during this year’s Super Bowl? If you’re one of those parents or youth workers who plan on shutting off the commercials during the Super Bowl, let me ask you one question:……

Splink 1: Turn Around Bundle up and take a walk together and announce that you are going to a specific destination. (Mrs. Smith’s house, the park, etc.) Start out by going the wrong direction. When the kids realize it, ask, “What should we do?” (turn around!) Turn around and go in the right direction to…

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  I was the mom with the schedule. Feeding schedule. Sleeping schedule. Reading and playtime schedule. I even had a written schedule on my refrigerator that I followed so I wouldn’t forget anything. I’m telling you, I was the schedule queen. (I’m shaking my head laughing just thinking about it.) Why the scheduling? I simply…

How to listen: iTunes | Google Play | SoundCloud | TuneIn Josh Lovelace, singer, songwriter, and keyboardist for rock band, NEEDTOBREATHE, discusses his debut album, Young Folk, on today’s episode of the Parent Cue Live podcast. YOUR CUE Be present. Whether you’re a traveling musician like Josh, someone who works outside of the home during…

  If you’ve ever moved across the country with kids you are probably familiar with the word uprooted. Our daughter was going into kindergarten and our son into middle school when we moved from Texas to South Carolina and while it proved to be a great move for all of us, I’m sure my kids…

Splink 1: Too Many  If weather permits, go outside and tell the kids that you are going to give them commands of things to do. They are to listen carefully and do whatever you tell them. Give a command, but just as the kids start doing it, change your command. For example: say, ‘Run to…