Kids and Musical Influence

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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...]