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
Feel stuck? Do you keep waiting for the right time to do what you’d really like to do? Here is a video I made to explain how I feel about feeling stuck! For now, you can find it by scrolling to May 12 on my Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/bonni.greiner And, if you are just always tired, and wish you had energy, don’t keep waiting until the children are older. Try Plexus! It’s all natural, and helps you to sleep better, stabilizes blood sugar, reduces sugar cravings, increases your energy level, AND helps with mood swings. A side effect is weight loss, IF you have weight to lose It’s one of the best things that I did last year. I haven’t had this much energy or felt this good since before I was married. (I like to say that the only thing it doesn’t do is to help your babies sleep better ) It’s also a wonderful way for a SAHM to help with the family budget. Plexus is a wonderful company. Message me for more info! Here is my Plex
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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