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Many of us work and pray diligently to have intelligent well adjusted children. Do you?

I love this quote to elaborate on when speaking to youth. Not in a throw it in your face manor but truthfully with as much transparency as possible.

Tell me, many rough spots would you have saved if you listened to your parents?

I personally could have saved about a decade of grief. Haha

Now I have rich content for “what not to do”. I’m truly indebted to my parents who stuck it out in my young crazy years.

While Proverbs 13 has lots of great sound bites…this is a conversation starter to unpack:

“Intelligent children listen to their parents; foolish children do their own thing.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭13:1‬ ‭MSG‬‬

http://bible.com/97/pro.13.1.msg

 

I will try to remember to use this verse which popped out at me this week 🙂 We have been adjusting to a few significant changes in the Ridley home with a shift in the many lovely faces of our large family and new logistics. It’s been pretty “sticky” to live this verse.

I personally did a few mommy time-outs and definitely sent many to their spots to regroup. ?

This statement from Proverbs is a helpful reminder. It’s a good one if our kids struggle with being mean to their siblings. Once the learn it the only need us to say the first part and pop… Recall will bring it back up.

“Kind words heal and help; cutting words wound and maim.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭15:4‬ ‭MSG‬‬

http://bible.com/97/pro.15.4.msg

One of my personal missions in life as a Parent is to ask God how to Glue Kids to Him so that they have a better chance of sticking and to share with others what I learn along the way as a Parent Coach. Parenting is much easier when God is in our children and teens’ hearts and He can teach them as He has promised so they can live a more peaceful life.

Sticking of course means staying connected to Him in their lives to fulfill the role He created for them and have a more successful life

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Parenting can be hard work. We parents often struggle to balance our relationships with our children. It’s important though to remember it is OK to lovingly discipline children. They will thank you later!

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Many of our children today are hurting…
some are secretly addicted to explicit and harmful content,
are addicted to gaming,
are victims of cyber bullying,
or worse – are part of the estimated 50,000 abductions per year…
We as parents and educators need to equip them and ourselves to not only protect them but also train their hearts and minds to help them stay on track.
It is time to work together to rescue children and youth who are ensnared by the internet and struggling… they desperately want to return to the path of peace.

10 Common Pitfalls & 10 Potential Solutions for Improved Internet Safety
TRUE internet safety is an oxymoron. As parents we can implement precautionary internet safety systems to filter content, block unwanted addresses, limit time, monitor chats and other activities when our children are online. However, tech savvy kids sometimes discover ways to BUST through internet safety nets just for the challenge.
Here are 10 common mistakes and 10 potential solutions. The best safeguards to truly help kids stay safe are instilling integrity and wisdom.

******Lot’s of static from my hair that was in braids =) Hint: never combine braids with a microphone that leans against the hair!*****

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