Parenting Tip: 10 Ways to Make Up Great Child Stories for Your Kids

It’s fun to read child stories to your kids, but it’s even MORE fun to make up your own. You don’t need to be a creative genius to do so. All it takes is a little imagination and patience (with yourself). Follow these 10 suggestions, and you’ll find that making up entertaining child stories is as easy as talking with a good friend. 1. A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words Select a picture or series of pictures from a magazine, book, newspaper or wherever. Then describe what’s happening in the picture or pictures. 2. Truth is Stranger than Fiction Draw in events from your everyday life and then embellish them. For example, instead of “Jason played in the basketball game …

Lessons in Shooting Hoops

No matter where we look or what life throws our way, there is always a lesson to be learned, if we just take the time to look for it. On February 27, 2004 our family was fortunate enough to take a mini-vacation, courtesy of our 13-year-old son. The week before this big event, our son entered a local “Hoop Shooting” competition and won first place, four tickets to the University game, and a chance to win the regionals. So Saturday morning we packed our bags, booked a hotel, and headed down to Green Bay, Wisconsin to join many other aspiring basketball shooters for a chance to move forward to the state championships. My son anxiously watched teen after teen take …

Family as as Entity

As a mother, I feel that it’s my duty to look out for the needs of each individual in the family. I believe that no one person, child nor adult, is more important than any other. Every single member of the family is unique and special and their needs are unique and special. Even if all kids live under the same house rules, they’re taught and enforced differently depending on each one’s learning curve and personality type. Also the adults in the house are to be equal regardless of who raises the kids and who brings home the money. Everyone’s emotional health, spiritual health, and physical health are equally important. But there’s a hidden family member that sometimes gets forgotten …