Even the idea of setting goals can be overwhelming for moms of young children. Just accomplishing everyday tasks can be overwhelming in themselves without adding ONE MORE THING. But, I have found that setting 3 achievable goals for the summer, has many benefits! You can learn more here; https://www.periscope.tv/w/1gqxvMZvXdeJB Have you tried Periscope? DO you have a Twitter account? Periscope is a free APP. I try to scope each week day at 3:00. You can find me at bonnig
I had a tremendous amount of feedback when I talked about motivating children several months ago on Periscope. I also wrote about it in my new book, There's an Easier Way, where I addressed it in a chapter entitled Disciplining with Grace. I have found that affirming, and expressing appreciation to our children is the easiest and most effective way to change their behavior. The words that we use to affirm our children must be specific, and based on their character. For example, if a woman in your church tells you that you are the best mom in the entire church, it wouldn't have the same significance as if she said something more specific such as, "I appreciate the grace and love that you show the women in this church through the women's ministry." We can encourage our children the same way. I keep a list of 44 godly character traits on post-it notes inside my kitchen cabinet to refer to so that I can quickly come up with words of affirmation without much thinking. Here are
What happens when a Jewish girl from Philadelphia falls in love with and marries a Christian hog farmer from a small rural town 85 miles from her home? Well, in my case, I became a Christian, but struggled to be the loving wife and joyful mother to my 4 young sons. This blog was born in order to share one tip a day that I learned, that could now help other moms learn to handle life with patience, grace and joy!
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