Discovery Times Archive



Character Development

Crayon Colors and Skin Tones
Encouraging Flexibility in Young Kids
Grateful Hearts
A Heart of Compassion
Heart of Gratitude  
A Lesson in Gratitude

Correction and Communication

Avoid the Meltdown
Curbing the "Gimmees"
Curb Grocery Store Whining
Fair Doesn't Always Mean Equal
Good Sports

"I Can't Do It!"
Invest Now
The Sound of Whining
Stop Interrupting
Stop the Tattling
Words That Fit

Faith and Moral Development

"Does God Ignore My Prayers?"
Finding Their Place at Church
The Full Armor
Is Their Faith Real? 
Penny Praises
Practical Service
Praying for Leaders
Prayer Habits
Prayer Prompts
Show Love to Others
A Thankful Feast
This Is Who We Are
Young Kids Can Serve

Family Dynamics

Adjusting To a Full School Day
"Are We There Yet?"

"Are You Going to Put That on Facebook?"
Are Your Kids Ready for a Pet? 
Cooking Up Conversation
Finding Community
Get to Church on Time?
Indoor Camping 
It Takes Two to Play
Kids and Their Grandparents
Kids' Bedtime Worries
Playing with Younger Siblings
The Share Room
Shopping With Kids 
Sibling Rivalry
"Stand Up For Your Sibling"
Taming Nightmares
Time With Dad
Transitioning to Big-Kid Bedtime
Tone Control
The Waiting Game
When They Wake Up Wet
Working It Out on Their Own


Encouraging Kids to Embrace Peers With Special Needs 

Health and Safety

Fire Safety Fun
A Fitness Game
Fun Food, Full Tummies
Healthy Eating Habits 
Healthy Stress Busters
Helmet Heads
"I Love You, Pizza Man!"
Memorizing Important Numbers
No More Brown-Bag Blah
Safety Tips
Sick-Day Solutions
Street-Crossing Safety

When Kids Won't Eat Vegetables 


Back to School With Purpose
Cleaning Up Earth Day
Discover Your Kids' Interests
Discovering Day Camps
Ease Into the Home-School Year
Expanding Your Child's Foreign Language Skills
Help for Struggling Readers 
Helping Your Reluctant Reader 
How Long Is Your Home School Day?
Kindergarten Readiness
Making Learning More Personal
Math Games
Nurture Your Child's Love of Learning
Reading Between the Lines
Ready for Kindergarten?
Respecting Teachers

Seek and Spell
Soothing School Anxiety
Summer Day Camps for Kids
Teach Election Words to Kids
Tutus and Follow-Through


Respectful Responses
A Smart Way To Teach Good Manners
Weaning Kids from the E-Pacifier


Clear Directions
Cultivate Confidence
Dad Dollars
Frozen Assets
Garage Sale Money Smarts
"I Did It!"
Laundry Party
The Pick-Up Game
Shoe Tying Through Independent Learning
Speed Up the Morning Routine
Teaching Responsibility
When Kids Are Slow to Obey

Holiday and Seasonal Ideas

Christmas Workshop for Kids
Creative Valentine Cards for Kids
Easing Into the Time Change
Indoor Snow Play
Kid-Friendly Ideas for Presidents' Day
Lighting Up the New Year
A Midwinter Move
A Mother's Day Interview
Neighborhood Nativity
Neighborhood Popsicle Party
Preparing for Summer
Snow Sleuth
Three-Gift Rule
Turkey Turnaround
Winter Break Survival

Social Development

The Art of Losing
Boredom Busters
Break the Ice
Conflict With Friends
Encouraging Good Sportsmanship
Gracious Receiver
Help Them Make Friends
Managing Competive Spirit

Make a Friend, Be a Friend
Name That Sound
Newcomer Introductions
Practicing Conflict Resolution
Serving All Year
Stop Bossing Me!
Weaning Kids from E-Pacifier

A Winning Perspective

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Special Needs & the Challenge of Change

Helping kids deal with daily transitions

Book Reviews for Parents

Book Reviews for Parents

Read our teen and tween book reviews for parents.

Thriving Family Archives

Thriving Family Archives

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