An Attitude of Gratitude


yourLDSneighborhood News for Friday, 30 December, 2011 Grateful for the Glass by Cami Checketts I had been looking down, dealing with the drudgery of sick kids, dirty house, and an intense desire for chocolate (that I was unwisely trying to repress). I realized, for the hundredth time, that focusing on the Savior and turning to [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…]

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…]

Of Apples, Lemons, Dandelions, and Wishes

Eating a lemon

From the website Depressed (but not unhappy) Mormon Mommy, Laura shares her insights on how changing the way you look at something can make all of the difference. Lemons, and depression, on their own are not inherently wonderful–but they certainly offer a lot of possibilities when you combine them with other good things.   (more)… [Read More…]

How to Avoid the Halloween Hangover

Marie Ricks

yourLDSneighborhood News for Wednesday, 19 October, 2011 How do you avoid the seemingly inevitable Halloween hangover? How do you have good, clean fun this Halloween and still have energy for November and December? Read on for our best tips, then share yours in the comments.

Love is All We Need

Welcome to the Neighborhood News   Love is the measure of our faith, the inspiration for our obedience, and the true altitude of our discipleship. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf Love is a powerful emotion. Whether we’re attempting to soothe an emotional child, take care of our bodies or corresponding with a birth mother [Read More…]

Time with Your Kids

Welcome to the Neighborhood News Let’s talk about parenting for a bit. Some of us have children to show for and some haven’t had the chance to bring spirits to this earth yet. Sometimes if the kids are acting up we may think it’s not all fun and games or we may believe that [Read More…]