Kids and Musical Influence

sleeping baby

From the time that my kids were babies I noticed the impact that music had on them.  I’m not talking about stuff like early development, or IQ, or something that science would value – I’m talking about what I valued as a mom.  Which basically means I tuned into the music that calmed the screamers [Read More...]

In This There Is Safety


yourLDSneighborhood News for Friday, 27 January, 2012 Stopping Sleepovers by Cami Checketts   Sleepover are the bane of my happy home. My boys request a sleepover every few weeks, usually while the friend or cousin they want to stay with is standing right next to them. Even with the pressure of wanting to be the [Read More...]

Train up a Child


yourLDSneighborhood News for Wednesday, 28 December, 2011 Discipline: an Opportunity for Christlike Parenting by Joel Hiller How do my wife and I teach our young children right from wrong and find the balance between justice and mercy? In our quest to learn what discipline is effective, I’ve talked to a lot of other parents and [Read More...]

Children Should Begin to Set Goals


As we approach the end of one year and prepare to begin a new, we can talk for a moment about helping children to set goals. The fantastic thing about setting goals is the importance it places on making step-by-step approaches to eventually accomplishing it. Simply stating, ‘I want to get an A in math [Read More...]

Making Home a Haven


yourLDSneighborhood News for Monday, 19 December, 2011 Our Home as an Island by Jennifer Ricks Do our lives sometimes feel full of dark, foggy winter days? Perhaps the answer to dispelling the mists of uncertainty and fear is that we need to make our homes islands, havens of safety from the world’s darkness. How do [Read More...]

Parenting with the Spirit

Russ Beck

yourLDSneighborhood News for Monday, 28 November, 2011  Effective Parenting, Part 2 by Russ Beck Most of us tend to parent in the same basic fashion as our mother and father.  It feels natural and right to us.  We are emotionally invested in our parents and love them, which means trying to look with objective eyes [Read More...]

Parenting Like “The Cleavers”


Our kids are going to mess up. It’s just part of life. But do we sometimes worry more about what the neighbors might think than about keeping our focus on our children, who need our unconditional love as they learn from their mistakes? We, as parents, are given the charge to create a home environment [Read More...]