Communication

Be Patient Under All Conditions

February 14, 2013
Be Patient Under All Conditions

By Karen Tucker Lynch  As a mother I would sometimes get irritated with my children expecting me to respond immediately to their requests. I was already juggling a full time job, taking care of the household needs, participating in my community, and – most importantly, being present and available to my children’s needs. Immediate expectations […]

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From Rules to Principles

December 14, 2012
From Rules to Principles

By Karen Lynch  When my three kids were young and misbehaving, I would feel flustered and frustrated about establishing and enforcing house rules. The rules seemed intangible and vague. At the same time, establishing consequences for their behavior seemed inconsistent. I felt lost and unable to give them direction toward the desired behaviors for the […]

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Choosing Words Wisely

November 1, 2012
Choosing Words Wisely

By Delaram Hakiman-Adyani Being a Baha’i has helped me focus on the spiritual education of my children as well as their academic education. My challenge started when my children started spending more time outside the home with their school friends and neighbors. The challenge was their use of words such as “I don’t care” and “idiot” all […]

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Time is Love

October 13, 2012
Time is Love

By Sara DeHoff If you want a calmer, richer, more peaceful relationship with your children, learn to see that time is love. In this society, we’ve blindly accepted the adage “time is money” without seeing how destructive it can be. I found myself racing through tasks to get as much done as possible, always trying to […]

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Why Becoming a Baha’i Improved My Family Life

September 10, 2012
Why Becoming a Baha’i Improved My Family Life

By Venustiano Olguín Becoming a Baha’i has helped me improve my family life by inspiring me to develop a greater sense of unity among the members of my hybrid family. That is, between my children from a former marriage and those of my wife. The challenge here has been that our children were adults when we […]

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Stretching Your Dollar

July 16, 2012
Stretching Your Dollar

By Tom Hodges If you make your dollars stretch, they will do more for you. Instead of coming up short before the next paycheck, you may have enough for your expenses as well as a bit to add to savings. Making your money go farther means getting more from your material resources. For example by taking […]

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Discovering the Gems of Potential

June 25, 2012
Discovering the Gems of Potential

By Gina Hoefler Every person is a unique individual with the potential to develop positive qualities and it is through spiritual education that anyone can grow positively, develop their talents, and become a positive influence on society. This is especially true for children with disabilities. We are often told to realize our dreams, our potential: “be […]

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Guidance Through Truthfulness and Trust

June 21, 2012
Guidance Through Truthfulness and Trust

  By Jean Duhaime My friend asked why it would be important for her daughter to always be honest. This is a question our culture does not answer effectively. Often we learn “if I can get away with it, then it is ok”. This does not engender trust. Baha’u’llah states truthfulness is primary in our spiritual […]

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The Promise of Service

June 11, 2012
The Promise of Service

By Fred Hoefler Helping others in a spirit of service not only helps others with a specific task, it makes every one involved happy. A life of service is our ultimate aim in life, but that concept can be a challenge to pass on to our children. We started out by teaching our children to […]

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