Search
Related Links

 

 

Informative Articles

Behavioral Strategy: Avoid the Grey Areas and Deal Only with Black & White
Oh Please, Don't Say Maybe!!!! Are you often a participant in an unraveling parent-child interaction? Well you’re not alone. Interactions between parents and their children often transgress before our eyes. All children's first years should be...

Birth of a Baby, Birth of a Parent
So you’re pregnant? Congratulations! Your life is about to change in ways you might find unthinkable (and we’re not even talking about the surrender of your once slim waistline to proportions most comparable to that of a Dr. Suess character)....

The Top 5 Reasons Why Unwed-Parents Must Establish Paternity
“It takes a village to raise a child” is more than an African proverb, and when the village is small and one parent is missing the task becomes even more challenging. Fortunately, being proactive and understanding your rights as a parent will help...

What we teach our Children
Article: The following article is offered for free use in your ezine, print publication or on your web site, so long as the author resource box at the end is included, with hyperlinks. Notification of publication would be appreciated. Title: What...

When Parents Disagree
Moms and dads, are there times you think that parenting would be easier if you didn't have to make family decisions? Having a partner that is not in agreement with your parenting ideas or discipline approaches is more than just frustrating. It...

 
Fresh, Fun Music for the Whole Family

Fresh, Fun Music for the Whole Family
Music Spotlight Interview with Chip Richter
By Lisa M. Hendey

The gift of music is a wonderful thing to share with our children and musician Chip Richter makes it even better. I was so happy to discover Chip’s music, which I’ve been sharing lately with my own family. Chip Richter and his family live in Ohio, and for the past ten years he’s spent his summers at a family resort called Lakeside, creating and sharing the type of music you’d be pleased to share with your children. A far cry from Barney or even those Disney sing-along type things you may have at home, Chip’s music is great in that it appeals to both kids and grown ups! Recently, Chip has been at work recording his new CD, Lost in Lakeside. Additionally, this summer he will be promoting literacy and music with several library tours, as well as an appearance at the Annual Conference of the California Reading Association.

I had a chance to catch up with Chip and am pleased to share his comments on his music and sharing music with our families.

Q: Chip, could you please start off by telling our readers a bit about yourself and your music?

A: Well, I’m a husband and father of three… I’ve always said that being a dad is the best thing I’ll ever do. I’m also a singer-songwriter and musician. I was born and raised in Ohio, lived a few years in New York and then southern California and now I’m back in Ohio where we’re raising our family. I started playing guitar when I was 13 years old and started writing songs in college.

Q: How did you get started in music and how have you headed towards a focus on recording "family" music?

A: My music career really begins as a church musician and worship leader. I really never have played the clubs and bars like you read about others doing. As a teenager I became a committed Christian and began leading others in worship and playing special music in church. I never started out thinking I would be writing and performing music for kids and families. When I released my first album, People of Destiny, an album I recorded for adults… I started hearing from parents telling me how much their kids enjoyed some of the songs, which surprised me but I was glad to hear it. At about the same time I was offered a summer gig at a Christian family resort singing and playing music for a weekly kids program. Out of necessity I needed to write some songs for that first summer and I discovered a brand new audience. I’m still just writing what’s in my heart to write but I have to confess kids and families have captured my heart and I love sharing my music with them.

Q: How has your own faith journey impacted on your music?

A: I continue to grow in my faith and in my musicianship and songwriting almost simultaneously… for me the two have always been intertwined. I’m not really interested in being labeled as a “Christian artist” but it’s pretty hard to separate my faith from my music so I don’t try. I write about stuff that moves me and inspires me. I can’t think of anything or anyone who moves and inspires me more than God… the creator of all things! I believe God is sovereign and over all things so I see Him in all of my songs and in every aspect of life, especially family life.

Q: Can you give us some suggestions on how parents can share the gift of music with their children while helping them to make appropriate listening decisions.

A: One of the things I would encouraged parents to do is listen to music “with” their children. Introduce your kids to the classics as well as lots of different styles of music including some of the music that you like… it doesn’t have to be Barney and Romper Room for kids to enjoy it and get something from it. I think we sell kids short sometimes. I’ve discovered children to have a depth and capacity that has surprised me. Here’s a real life example. Over the Christmas holiday my son and I were in the car with the radio on. Karen Carpenter was singing White Christmas and my son Austin commented that he really liked her voice… “Me too,” I said. So I looked around and found a “Best of the Carpenters” album and gave it to him for Christmas… he’s eleven and he’s becoming a Carpenters fan… go figure!

I think the most important thing for parents is to not just assume that because the music is being marketed to children that it’s really good for your kids. I’ve seen and heard some pretty awful stuff made for kids. Some of it’s awful because of the production values and some of it’s awful because of the message in the music! So that means parents need to listen for themselves, which can be a harrowing experience at times. I know there’s some pretty cheesy, shallow stuff out there that passes for kids’ music that most parents would want to toss out the car window after just one listening, but there’s also some great stuff out there too. One of my goals has been to write and produce music that parents will enjoy as much as their kids. I’m trying to write songs that will encourage, build up and reinforce those values and dynamics that are important to families. I’m not the only one writing music with that goal in mind. There’s so much out there that parents can take advantage of when it comes to music for their kids but it requires some looking. Several artists and bands that I would recommend (both Christian and secular) Zak Morgan, Alan Root, Mary Rice Hopkins, Dan Zanes, Trout Fishing in America, Dean-O and the Dynamos, Tom Chapin and Glenn Colton. You may not find our music in the record stores or Christian bookstores because we are considered such a small niche but the


internet has made it possible for us to distribute our music all over the world and that’s been very exciting for all of us. You’ll find all of these artists online.

Q: I loved watching the DVD and listening to the CD of "Live at Lakeside" with my boys. How did this project come about? Tell us about your family concerts.

A: Lakeside is the “family resort” I mentioned that first invited me to play for kids during the summer. That was ten years ago and I’ve played there every summer since… it’s been a great place to do what I do. The DVD was shot when I did a family concert with my band The Munks… (Chip and The Munks, get it?) Anyway… we had this concert booked and thought let’s capture it on DVD and record a “live” album as well. So did that and it really all came together so well. In addition to the concert we also included some special features on the DVD like a tour of Lakeside and a look at what goes on at a sound check before a concert as well as some music videos.

We think our family concerts are truly unique because it's not a "kids show" and it's not an "adult show"... it's exactly what it's billed to be... an all age event... FAMILY CONCERT! I include songs that have been described as “rollicking, fun, bash around tunes, to songs that are very spiritual, but not at all preachy”. I try to keep everyone involved from toddlers to teens to senior citizens with lots of audience participation. Lately I’ve been covering Harry Chapin’s song “Cat’s in the Cradle” and James Taylor’s song “Shower the People”. These are for sure not kids songs but they are for sure songs for the family and fit well in my concert.

Q: Who are some of your favorite musicians and musical influences? Who do you recommend to friends and family?

A: I’ve always been drawn to acoustic music and singer-songwriters like James Taylor and Joni Mitchell. I think my music has also been influenced by bands like The Beatles, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, The Eagles and America. Phil Keaggy has played a huge part in shaping and influencing me too. Phil and his wife Bernadette are actually old family friends; they’re both Ohio natives as well. Over the years Phil has given me some good advice as well as played and sang on some of my albums. Other artists and bands I listen to and would recommend are David Wilcox, Michael Card, Fernando Ortega, John Michael Talbot, Nickel Creek, Shawn Colvin, Michael Hedges, Chris Rice, Allison Krauss and Union Station and Wes King. All of those artists are making acoustic music and most are wonderful finger style guitar players and songwriters which is what I tend to gravitate to.

Q: Are any of your songs particular favorites? Why?

A: That’s a hard question for me to answer because I like different things about all of my songs. But a couple songs stand out for me because of what they remind me of at the time I wrote them. Ladybugs Living Room is one of those… a song about pretending that was inspired by a time of pretending with my daughter Megan. Designed to Shine is a favorite because it came from a time of me playing my guitar while my son Austin, then about three years old, danced around room laughing and singing while I played. Wonderful Thing is a song all about hugs that my daughter Brittany inspired… she’s the “hugger” in our family, you know the person in your family who loves to give and get hugs. There are others… every song has story behind it but those are just a few.

Q: Tell us a bit about your "Roots and Wings" workshops.

A: That’s a workshop that really had it’s beginnings in another song I wrote called My Dad’s Coat. I had a memory of being a little boy and finding my dad’s overcoat and walking around with it on. That’s something that is funny and even appropriate for a child to do… but as I grew up it was important for me to wear my own coat, find my own way. It occurred to me that my faith as a child was a lot like wearing my dad’s coat. Children naturally and appropriately come under the covering of their parents’ faith… but as kids grow up it’s important that they make this faith their own. My parents helped me to do that… they passed their heritage, faith and values to me and helped me assimilate them into my life. Now I’m doing the same thing with my kids. The “Roots and Wings” workshop is designed to give parents some very practical was to pass their faith on to their kids and help them make it their own... passing on the roots and helping them find their wings.

Q: Do you have plans for any upcoming projects? Are there any closing thoughts you'd like to share with our readers?

A: Yes, I have a couple things I’m working on… one album of songs for summertime… another project that’s going to be more for parents than kids… love songs and mushy stuff like that… ugh! I appreciate the chance to share my music with your readers. Parenting is a difficult job but so important… I hope that my music will not only be entertaining for kids and families but also encouraging for parents and their kids. That’s my heart… too see kids built up, parents encouraged and families strengthened… making it all “more fun than a kid should be allowed to have”!

For more information about the music of Chip Richter visit www.chiprichter.com

Lisa M. Hendey is webmaster of www.CatholicMom.com , a wife and mother of two and a family music fan and supporter. Visit her at www.LisaHendey.com for more information.


About the Author

Lisa M. Hendey is webmaster of www.CatholicMom.com , a wife and mother of two and a family music fan and supporter. Visit her at www.LisaHendey.com for more information

 

Pregnancy | Baby | Child | Mom | Advice Tips & Resources for ...
Parenting magazine has everything you need to raise a happy, healthy family. Get expert advice on child development, the best in baby names, our pregnancy ...
www.parenting.com
 
Pregnancy & Parenting: For Today's Mom - iVillage
From trying to conceive through your child's teen years, iVillage Pregnancy & Parenting offers up-to-date and informative articles, features, expert advice ...
parenting.ivillage.com
 
Parenting.org – Help and guidance for parents!
Answers questions about parenting and has resources for better parenting.
www.parenting.org
 
Parents
Expert advice about pregnancy, your kids, your life, and family time from the editors of Parents magazine.
www.parents.com
 
BBC - Parenting
Practical solutions to help with the challenges of everyday parenting - including expert advice as well as tips from other mums and dads.
www.bbc.co.uk
 
Parenting, Pregnancy,Conception, Babynames - Parenthood.com
Information regarding parenthood and parenting. Find the meanings of Baby names and useful articles on parenting.
www.parenthood.com
 
Parenting advice, child development and family reference at ...
FamilyEducation.com provides parents with educational printables, games, activities, parenting ideas, tips, family advice, and information on learning ...
www.familyeducation.com
 
MedlinePlus: Parenting
From the National Institutes of Health; Adventures in Parenting (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) ...
www.nlm.nih.gov
 
The National Parenting Center
Support site for parenting. Dedicated to providing parents with comprehensive and responsible guidance from the world's most renowned child-rearing ...
www.tnpc.com
 
About - Parenting & Family
Parenting advice from moms and dads who know what's up. Whether your babies are still actual infants, or about to enter college, our Guides will give you ...
about.com
 
Positive Parenting - Main Menu
Debbie Critzer Positive Parenting is dedicated to providing resources and info rmation ... Welcome to Positive Parenting online! For our long-time readers, ...
www.positiveparenting.com
 
Parenting Tips and Information on Baby Care and Pregnancy.
This parenting and baby care resource center offers essential pregnancy, baby care and development information, tips, and articles.
www.parenttime.com
 
Parenting, Children's Health and Education, Family Crafts and ...
Parenting, Children, and Families - ParentCenter is the most trusted online resource for parents of young kids. ParentCenter offers free weekly newsletters, ...
parentcenter.babycenter.com
 
Parenting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term "child training" implies a specific type of parenting that focuses on ... Parenting measures can also be observational, such as the Parent-Child ...
en.wikipedia.org
 
Today's Parent
At Todaysparent.com you'll find a parenting community to call your own, with a library of information on all the ages and stages of your growing family, ...
www.todaysparent.com
 
Indian Parenting - The Definitive Guide
Comprehensive website for Indian parents with topics ranging from pregnancy to raising children, including articles on infertility, health and medicine, ...
www.indiaparenting.com
 
Exceptional Parent Magazine - Eparent.com - parenting those with ...
Magazine for parents of children or young adults with disabilities. Includes reports, forum, products links, books.
www.eparent.com
 
Parenting: information, advice and support from toddler to teenage
Parenting advice, information and support to help you with your family, from toddler to teens.
www.ivillage.co.uk
 
Parenting-QA.com - Parenting Questions and Answers For Parents in ...
All parents have questions about their children’s behavior, growth, and development. The challenges of parenting seem never-ending and constantly evolving.
www.parenting-qa.com
 
Parenting Teens - Troubled Teen Help Information.
Information for parents of teens, including troubled teens, parenting tips, teen education, and more.
www.parentingteens.com
 
 

 

Content Menu
  • 100 ways to connect with your teen

  • 10 outcomes you will love before potty training

  • 10 simple ways to say i love you

  • 10 things you can do to help a shy child

  • 10 ways to make toilet training fun exciting

  • 15 ways to create some extra holiday money

  • 3 major divorce parenting mistakes and learn how to avoid them

  • 5 steps to stress guard your family

  • 5 tips for successful grandparenting

  • 8 gifts of parenting

  • 8 steps to financially intelligent parenting

  • action points for effective grandparents

  • add adhd children being your childs best friend

  • andy griffith show family lessons

  • and this unto you

  • an examined life

  • an ntertaining evening

  • are we there yet

  • are your children growing up too fast

  • are your kids driving you crazy how character building charts keep you sane

  • are you addicted to your children

  • are you letting your children manipulate you

  • are you making time for your marriage

  • are you meeting all your childs basic needs

  • are you placing your children in danger

  • are you present with your children

  • aromatherapy for the parents of teenagers

  • authoritarian parenting permissive parenting or loving parenting

  • author interview mommy come home

  • a daddy baby shower new twist on the old baby shower

  • a harvest halloween

  • a history of names

  • a little girl with a big question

  • a minute can turn into hours for the child of a work at home mom

  • a season for giving

  • a servants heart

  • baby lullaby

  • baby name trends from classic to hip

  • baby safety checklist protecting your baby

  • baby shower gift ideas

  • backpacks and bullies is your child prepared

  • back to school advice

  • back to school time to recharge

  • bath time fun

  • bedtime without battles

  • behavioral strategy avoid the grey areas and deal only with black white

  • better aging

  • beyond the words a childs voice

  • be a good role model

  • birth of a baby birth of a parent

  • bless the children

  • born with instructions

  • boy do we get the garbage

  • breastfeeding 101 nursing basics for new moms

  • breastfeeding handling criticism

  • building your childs honest and fairness

  • build character now practical tools for busy parents

  • build your childs strong character through responsibility

  • bullies

  • calling forth a soulmate

  • caretaking parents entitled kids

  • childhood friendships

  • childrens allowance

  • childrens discipline how to resolve divorce parenting differences

  • childrens sexuality

  • children and divorce

  • children are people not machines

  • children patriots

  • children s discipline how to resolve divorce parenting differences

  • children who talk to angels

  • clean your house in half the time

  • committed parenting

  • convicting children

  • creative soap crafts

  • cut the costs of your new baby devour those yard sales

  • cyber parenting 101

  • dads are heroes

  • developing citizenship and patriotism in your child

  • developing your babys language

  • developing your childs compassion

  • developing your childs self discipline

  • developing your childs self respect

  • develop your childs critical thinking skills

  • develop your childs self confidence

  • diaper bags for dads papas got a brand new bag

  • difference

  • divorced parent do you alienate your child from the other parent

  • does your child need a bedtime routine yes

  • dont make these 6 mistakes when your child is having nightmares

  • do you want your children to be like you

  • eggs travagant eggs

  • elephants and teenagers

  • ericksons theory of human development

  • essential tips for the kitchen

  • every mom worries

  • family as as entity

  • family time

  • farm to market days

  • febrile seizures

  • first time parenting woes

  • five solid reasons why your child can be an achiever

  • five tips for successful grandparenting

  • five ways to turbo boost your parenting skills

  • fraternal twin parenting concerns

  • free african games

  • free baby shower games

  • free empowered kids game room

  • free kwanzaa games

  • frequently asked questions about reading to your child

  • fresh fun music for the whole family

  • friends are a gift you give yourself

  • friends fish the future

  • fun easy ways to help your family set goals for the new year

  • gaining a childs trust

  • getting great pictures of the kids this halloween

  • getting what you want in parenting

  • getting your husband involved in caring for your baby

  • gifted children

  • give your child the gift of self esteem

  • giving the gift of mama

  • glowing goblins

  • god dont like rich people

  • grace full parenting committing to nurturing the souls of our children

  • grandparenting ceremony

  • grieving children

  • growing pains

  • guerilla parenting techniques what are they

  • guilt free parenting

  • head lice

  • helping children with learning problem

  • helping your children develop their self discipline

  • helping your child develop

  • help my preteen teenager is driving me nuts

  • help your baby develop character

  • his toy her toy

  • holiday expectations

  • homework help for the attention deficit child

  • home and school education your kids can benefit from both

  • how can i teach my toddler to share

  • how develop your childs good judgement

  • how do you find the best car seat to protect your child

  • how is peaceful parentinge different

  • how the challenge of single parenting affects your decision to divorce

  • how to add romance to your relationship

  • how to choose a diaper bag

  • how to choose a diaper pail for disposable diapers

  • how to create an emotional bond with your child

  • how to help your child with first day anxiety

  • how to live with your teenagers untidy room

  • how to look for baby books

  • how to make coupons cash not clutter

  • how to make your own baby food and save a fortune

  • how to organize christmas toy shopping

  • how to potty train in two days

  • how to raise creative kids

  • how to reorganize your divorce life for happiness

  • how to share parenting responsibilities

  • how to share parenting responsibilities with your husband or partner

  • how to stop divorce parental conflict from bursting

  • how to take charge of the tv

  • how to while away a winter sunday afternoon with the kids teach a little eq at the same time

  • how well do you know your child

  • hunter and gatherer

  • if i hurt you then im sorry

  • impact of excercise and medical care on early learning

  • imperfect parenting

  • index

  • infant circumcision

  • insanity a symptom of a new parent

  • intersting baby facts strange but true

  • interview with a coach who helps men become better fathers

  • in search of elmo

  • is it okay to spoil your kids

  • is mothering wearing you out

  • is my child ready for a family pet

  • is this the one

  • is your child having trouble in school

  • its ok for your child to be bored in fact its recommended

  • jackass stunts high school hazing and herd mentality how can parents of teenagers protect kids from doing stupid things

  • jesus birthday sacred children series 2 of 3

  • john wayne vs petticoat approach to parenting

  • john wayne vs the petticoat approach to parenting

  • keeping abreast

  • keeping the stress out of single parenting

  • kids channeling mania towards productivity

  • learning activities for your baby

  • learning disabilities

  • lets go shopping at yard sales

  • living in love remembering why you married

  • living with and loving our teens

  • love at home

  • love food and kids

  • make role modeling a hobby

  • making mom feel special

  • making time for your kids

  • marriages may end but families are forever

  • maturing as a parent

  • meal deal how you and your toddler can enjoy eating out

  • mindfulness and marriage moving along

  • missing child

  • mommy baby more parenting tidbits

  • mommy baby parenting tidbits

  • mommy baby styles of parenting

  • moms 5 stteps to organize kids toys

  • moms 7 tips to organize your school kids

  • moms get more energy now

  • mom vs dad navigating parenting differences with all good intentions

  • moral armors irrational parenting part i

  • moral armors irrational parenting part ii

  • moral armors irrational parenting part iii

  • moral armors irrational parenting part iv

  • moral armors irrational parenting part v

  • more than i can bear

  • more than mom and dad

  • motivation the key to your childs educational success

  • my husband prioritizes making money above family time

  • my sons teacher was a bully

  • natural disasters help your child cope with the anxiety

  • need a great family or on your own winter activity

  • never pay full price for a book

  • no invitation needed sacred children series 3 of 3

  • number 1 key to good parenting

  • obesity isnt the only problem with todays youth entertainment

  • oh baby choosing the right baby name

  • oops did i forget the free fun

  • over indulgence and over attentiveness two dangers parents must avoid

  • parental hostility what will this bring to your childrens life

  • parenting

  • parenting activity use these 3 time out twists

  • parenting adolescents young adults

  • parenting advice when your kids fight

  • parenting after divorce

  • parenting balancing control and freedom

  • parenting confidence who needs it

  • parenting dilemmas finding support online

  • parenting failure it may not be all it seems

  • parenting give your child the tools to build strong character and values

  • parenting how to help your firstborn become friends with the new baby

  • parenting how to set limits for young children

  • parenting is tough make it easy

  • parenting just right the number one secret

  • parenting manual

  • parenting predicaments

  • parenting resolutions for character builders the best three ever

  • parenting roots and wings

  • parenting rules for permissive parents use these with caution

  • parenting secrets revealed

  • parenting skills five ways to turbo boost your confidence

  • parenting starts before pregnancy

  • parenting strategies to get your baby to sleep

  • parenting strategy one of the worst ever

  • parenting styles overcoming your differences

  • parenting style one of the worst ever

  • parenting success

  • parenting teenagers

  • parenting teens getting your point across

  • parenting teens the future

  • parenting ten things you can do to develop your babys language skills

  • parenting the irrational vocation

  • parenting troubled teens

  • parenting univeristy potty training 101

  • parenting yourself when you have small children

  • parents dealing with worry and fear

  • parents teach thought stopping fix crooked thinking caps

  • parents what kind of role model are you

  • passions search for destiny

  • pay attention its your most important job

  • pen pal romance

  • pet loss can be just as devastating

  • postpartum depression

  • potty training to train or not to train

  • practicing bringing generations together

  • preventing obesity in young children

  • project glowing goblins

  • protecting your childs innocence

  • putting your child to bed

  • rainy day fun crafts for kids

  • rainy day fun for kids

  • raise awesome kids this 4 point plan gets results

  • raising creative grandchildren

  • read together with your baby

  • real friends

  • real monsters under your bed

  • reincarnation sacred children series 1 of 3

  • remember the generation gap

  • reshape the family diet avoid dinnertime trouble cyndi thomas nd

  • resource for parents and teachers dealing with bullying

  • responsible fatherhood a unique and irreplaceable role

  • rotator

  • running away

  • safety measures to be taken when buying childrens clothing

  • saving memories of your children

  • saying yes so they wont know its no guiding behavior for peaceful parenting

  • saying yes so they wont know its no guiding behavior peaceful parenting

  • saying yes so they won t know it s no guiding behavior for peaceful parenting

  • scorpios child

  • secrets to working and pumping

  • secrets your husband significant other dont want you to know

  • security items

  • send your child to college free

  • share your thoughts about parenting

  • sharing parenting responsibilities

  • should you forgive infidelity

  • show your baby that you read

  • sibling rivalry the magic secret that stops it instantly

  • signs of teething baby

  • sign up for your child

  • single parenting how the challenge of single parenting affects your decision to divorce

  • sissys show of support

  • sit right here is a new game

  • slash your grocery prices with coupons

  • social and emotional preparation for pre school

  • son can i use the car tonight

  • spanking children

  • spare the child ditch the rod

  • spare your kids to 7 most distressful divorce parenting situations

  • speaking on behalf of our children stop blaming the victims

  • speaking with our children about the death of pope john paul ii

  • speech impediments

  • spend more time with your family this holiday season host a caroling party

  • start growing healthy children before getting pregnant

  • step parenting power tool using family rituals and traditions to create identit

  • stop look listen steps to better parenting communication

  • stop lying now

  • stop shoulding on yourself parenting without resentment

  • study skills how can you help your kids

  • teaching children good manners

  • teaching your child courage

  • teaching your child to be respectful

  • teach me im yours if you want your child to be smart you be the first teacher

  • teach your baby to read english

  • teach your childs honesty and fairness

  • teen advice on line

  • teething symptoms and how to treat them

  • ten tips for parenting teens

  • ten tips to help you save your sanity during the holidays

  • ten ways to save your sanity during the holidays

  • the 5 bs of effective parenting

  • the absentee parent parenting from a distance

  • the benefits of baby massage

  • the b word

  • the challenges of single parenting

  • the courage to be a loving parent

  • the essence of infidelity

  • the family bed a story in generations

  • the five best gifts to give your family

  • the gratitude wreath

  • the high eq way to choose the right man for you

  • the importance of fathers

  • the importance of hobbies

  • the importance of mothers

  • the john wayne vs apron string approach to parenting

  • the last day of who cares

  • the official parenting cheesecake recipe

  • the parent teen relationship

  • the seven keys to child obedience

  • the shoemaker and the brat

  • the sound of his laughter

  • the spirit of fathers day

  • the theory of parentivity and other equations

  • the top 5 reasons why unwed parents must establish paternity

  • the truth about early pregnancy tests

  • the woes of coparenting

  • think green

  • think like your kids and understand them more

  • time management and how it affects your kids

  • time management for stay at home parents

  • tips and tricks for introducing solids to your baby

  • toddler skills for personal responsibility

  • tools for parenting anger management for families part 1

  • tools for parenting anger management for families part 2

  • tools for parenting my child the lawyer

  • too many divorces

  • top 10 items for successful breastfeeding

  • top ten common sense rules for fathers

  • to know you is to love you

  • trick or treating safety

  • triumphing over tantrums

  • two year olds the original freedom fighters

  • typical language accomplishments

  • up to your neck in parenting dogma doo step into something more personally correct 7 warning signs that big mother is watching

  • using music to calm your baby

  • valentines day snowflake contest

  • valentine moments with your children

  • validating vs indulging childrens feelings

  • visiting the library

  • want to be a better parent

  • watch your child progress

  • what 10 things divorced parent should do to promote positive child adjustment

  • what 3 greatest gift you can give to your children by co parenting

  • what divorce parenting practices is best appropriate for an infant

  • what divorce parenting practices is best appropriate for preschoolers

  • what divorce parenting practices is best appropriate for school age children

  • what divorce parenting practices is best appropriate for toddlers

  • what is good parenting

  • what julia roberts has to say about motherhood

  • what not to give for mothers day

  • what parents should do for children to do their best after divorce

  • what the matter is

  • what to look for when choosing baby furniture

  • what we teach our children

  • what you can learn about life from your child

  • what you can learn about life from your children

  • what you should know about scholarships

  • when children are asking for love

  • when parents disagree

  • when time out dont work

  • when your baby arrives

  • where do your priorities fit

  • white noise for baby stops colic crying fast

  • whole brained grandparenting the baby gift

  • who are your kids talking to online

  • who will be their guardian

  • why kids toys are for kids

  • why other children are rejecting your child

  • will the angels abandon us

  • words of wisdom for single parents

  • writers block

  • youre a mom shes a mom being an adult with your parents

  • your babys colic

  • your childs most basic needs

  • your job as a role model

  • your kids career whose choice

  • you make me sick and other things parents say in anger

  • you want to be a stay at home parent

  • you want whaaat