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Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

Posts related to kids

We expect respect. But what about kids?
Could parent child respect be a two way street?

Kids As Pets

September 3rd, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 46 secs

We expect respect. But what about kids?

We expect respect. But what about kids?

I’ve noticed something happening with kids in recent years. Having had fashions like indifferent parenting, and overly anxious helicopter parenting, kids are now being kept as pets. Read the rest of this entry »

Funny how kids avoid doing the dirty work.
Will future kids know how to handle life's mess?

Kids And Domesticity

July 3rd, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 26 secs

Funny how kids avoid doing the dirty work.

Funny how kids avoid doing the dirty work.

One of my favorite cleaning guru tips is to “soak it”. Ever since we were kids we learnt that, if you let anything soak, chances are it’ll turn out right. Read the rest of this entry »

Kids need parents to stick by each other.
What do kids want from your relationship?

Kids As The Mistress

March 1st, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 4 secs

Kids need parents to stick by each other.

Kids certainly test your mettle. It’s their “job”. But that doesn’t mean we should allow them to undermine our relationship. Read the rest of this entry »

Kids notice more than we do.
No doubt about it: kids are smart.

Kids Talk

January 24th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 22 secs

Kids notice more than we do.

I love the way kids make up their own words for terms they can’t quite understand. Ruth and I used to write down our own kids’ invented words. But I found plenty more through teaching. Read the rest of this entry »

Kids need us.
Kids need our help.

What’s Happening To Our Kids?

December 29th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 22 secs

Kids need us.

Our kids are under siege. Not in some kind of military conflict (although in some places in the world that’s happening too), but via treacherous ways. Read the rest of this entry »

What can kids and pets teach us?
How do you feel about kids and pets?

Not Kids And Pets!

December 13th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 1 sec

What can kids and pets teach us?

Yes, definitely kids and pets! Where would we be without them? To all those who abhor the site of them, you are missing the best bits. Read the rest of this entry »

Kids know more than most people think.
How clever are kids really?

Brilliance In Kids

December 2nd, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 37 secs

Kids know more than most people think.

Let me say something amazing about kids. They are brilliant! Not just bright, quick-witted, or clever, but brilliant. I better explain… Read the rest of this entry »

Kids know more than they let on.
Kids see everything with innocence.

Quirky Advice From Kids

January 11th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 42 secs

Kids know more than they let on.

Kids like rhyming. So if some kid says, “See you later alligator. Don’t forget the toilet paper” they’re not trying to pass on timely wisdom about the benefits of carrying  emergency supplies. Read the rest of this entry »

Kids like to be reminded of this timely advice
When was the last time you wished someone had read this sign?

Kids and the P Word

December 7th, 2011 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 9 secs

Kids like to be reminded of this timely advice

There’s something far too engaging about being in a pool that makes it hard for kids to get out. Read the rest of this entry »

We know just the right words to make you happy.
I can make you happy...if you listen

Happy Kids’ Words

October 29th, 2011 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 22 secs

We know just the right words to make you happy.

When your child says something funny, how many times have you said to yourself “I’ve got to write that down?Read the rest of this entry »