Parenting


In this video, courtesy of KidsInTheHouse.com, Jeff Probst, executive producer and host of CBS’s Survivor, gives his advice on how to raise children. Patience. Give them good advice. Make sure they understand what a consequence is so that they know if they make a bad decision, there is a result. […]

Kids in the House Video: Jeff Probst on Becoming a ...


I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom. — Umberto Eco Success for Your Children: Practical Wisdom for Raising Great Kids in Challenging Times is about being the […]

Umberto Eco on Fathers


The Big Secret to Life . . . . . . Is to get wise while you are still young. It does little good to finally be smart and wise when you are 60 years of age. By 60 you have already played out your cards in the game of […]

The Big Secret to Life



It has gotten tough out there. Common sense seems to have been thrown out the window. America’s culture no longer automatically provides the structures that our children require. Today’s children need help. They do not need a buddy or a friend. They need strong leadership, and there is only the parents left […]

Your Children Need Real Leadership


Behind every young child who believes in herself are two parents who believed first. In Success for Your Children: Practical Wisdom for Raising Great Kids in Challenging Times, the author shows how parents need to step up and take charge immediately. The process starts the day the first baby comes […]

Parents: Behind Every Young Child Who Believes


Any well-run organization has a structure that makes sure important things get done. You cannot depend on chance. Good things do not just happen. Parents should get together once a month to discuss how they are doing as parents. I call these planning sessions parental team meetings. They should be held on […]

The Key to Parenting Success: Parental Team Meetings



When you walk your talk, people listen. — German Proverb When you walk your talk, your children will listen. Success for Your Children: Practical Wisdom for Raising Great Kids in Challenging Times is about being the best that you can be. Overall, it is based on one simple premise: Copy the […]

When You Walk Your Talk, People Listen


Teaching your kids to do chores at a young age is the key to developing good habits in your children. Here is a printable PDF of the Chores for Kids chart: http://thehappyhousewife.com/home-management/files/2012/07/age-appropriate-chores-for-kids-1.pdf. Success for Your Children: Practical Wisdom for Raising Great Kids in Challenging Times is about being the best that you can […]

Age-Appropriate Chores for Your Children


Your name will be on your tombstone. It is the index of your history. A person’s name is an important thing. It can help you or it can hurt you. Your #1 Goal: You want everybody to be able to call you by name. To do this you have to be […]

Names Are Forever, Even After Death



Never, ever doubt in magic. The purest, honest thoughts come from children. Ask any child if they believe in magic, and they will tell you the truth. — Scott Dixon, race car driver [Tweet “Never, ever doubt in magic. — Scott Dixon, race car driver #magic”] [Tweet “The purest, honest […]

Never Ever Doubt in Magic!