We as parents all know the frustration of getting a child to go to bed. Power struggles rise and so does our frustrations. All of a sudden, they are thirsty, hungry, or want a million and one demands! Here are some ways using Parenting with Love and Logic can turn bedtime into blissful. Read more
More and more parents and churches are recognizing that students are not prepared for the challenges that college brings. We want them to continue in the faith that they were raised in. Read more
RADIO SHOWS- Parenting Transformation
Mari has her own segment of Reaching Out Radio called, Transformation: Changed Hearts, Changed Lives. The shows air alternately on KRPZ 1210 AM and KKLA 99.5 FM. Follow the links and listen to other shows.
Sadly, step families are a huge component of our society. According to US Census Bureau, 1300 step families are being formed everyday.50% of US families are remarried or re-coupled. There are stressors and challenges unique to blended families. On today’s show, Mari is going to talk about 7 keys to successful step families and how to address the complex array of difficulties facing step families today.
This is part 2 of Mari’s discussion on successful step families. Learn some keys to successfully co -parent with step parent and the biological parent. Healthy co parenting is crucial to the emotional health and well being of the children. They are already between two families. Wise step parents make the children a priority and implement co-parent strategies.
Think of discipline as a way to guide and teach your child about positive ways to behave. A parenting style that works well is one that uses discipline proactively. The goal is to use techniques that encourage your child’s sense of responsibility, nurture self-esteem, and strengthen your relationship with your child. Mari shares from her personal experience as a single mom, social worker and grandmother. Power struggles diminish and stress reduced in the home!