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Do you Communicate with Your Kids?

Parenting is hard to deal with at any age. You may be going through the terrible two’s or the teen years, but you need to remember things will change and it will get better. It’s important that you stand strong and continually communicate with your children because you’ll go wrong and have a harder time dealing with things if you do.

Here are two tips that will help you with no matter what you’re dealing with right now.

1. Communication

Communication is key to a good relationship with your child. You need to talk to your children on a daily basis. Even if you simple ask them how their day was and what they learned in school. When your children see that you care about them and what they’re doing, they will feel more comfortable talking to you about the difficult things like drugs and smoking.

Whether you’re busy or not it’s crucial you talk to your kids. Do your homework online and see what kids their age are doing, enjoy, and like. When you do this it will make it easier to find things to talk about. If your child is in sports or sing in the choir you can talk to them about practice or events they’ll be attending.

The most important thing to remember is to do it. Talk to your children every day. Over time you’ll see how much five or ten minutes a day will improve your relationship with your children.

2. Discussions

Talking to your children about drugs, alcohol, or sex is hard to do but it must be done. It’s unfortunate, but we must talk to our children about these things early and often. You will thank yourself when your children grow up healthy and not in trouble.

You need to talk to your children about these topics on a regular basis. When your children get to be of dating age, it’s important you remind them about this every time they go out on a date. No matter if it’s a group setting, a single date, a dance, or a game, you need to remind them of the discussion you had and ask them to be responsible.

Talking to your children may be hard at first, but over time it will become easier and you’ll cherish those talks because it will bring you closer to your child. The older your children get the more peer pressure they have and the harder things are for them to deal with. When they know you care and what they do is important, they’ll know they can come to you for anything and everything.

Corrie Petersen is a Work At Home Mom who is married and has two boys. She loves to help others in her business, but more importantly she loves spending time with her husband and sons. Read what she is up to with her family by visiting her mommy blog at

Do you play Games with your Children?

When you have children there are things you must do so you continually stay in communication with them. Communication is the key to a successful relationship and studies have shown kids that talk to their parents are less likely to misbehave. Communication is also something that may be hard to accomplish as they get older.

When this happens, you must find ways to make it happen. During these times of electronics, it’s a little easier for us to make it work.

I have found using the electronics they have is what it takes to stay in communication with my boys. We all have cell phones and so we call them and text them regularly to make sure everything is good with them. Another form of communication is email. We email them regularly to see what they’re up to and how they’re doing.

Another thing we do is play games with them. We have played games on the X-box and PS2, but the new thing is Facebook. Facebook is not just for communicating with friends and family. They also offer games and other fun things to do.

To spend more time together and communicate with our boys we play the games on Facebook that they play. One in particular is Treasure Isle. This game is designed for people of all ages and likes. It’s easy to learn and a lot of fun to play.

We use this game as a form of communication because we have to ask each other for things like energy, treasure pieces, and fun things for our islands. You can also teach your child lessons from this game. It’s a great way to teach them to share, ask for things, be nice and generous to others, and so much more.

Families are so busy these days. Constantly on the go from sun up until sun down. It’s hard to stay in communication with your children and know what they have going on. We have found that Treasure Isle is one way to make that happen. It’s something we all enjoy doing and it gives us time to be together.

If you’ve been looking for a fun way to spend time with your kids, consider creating an island on Treasure Isle.

About Corrie


My name is Corrie and I'm from Wyoming. I've been married to Kevin since 1993 and we have two wonderful boys.

I'm a Virtual Assistant and a Ghostwriter. I love what I do and I enjoy spending time with my family.

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