So what the heck is PURPOSEFUL PARENTING? It certainly doesn't mean that you have to be like the "Brady Bunch" or "Father Knows Best"! Purposeful parenting is all about being really involved in your kids' lives -- knowing what they are up to and setting some POSITIVE BOUNDARIES to guide their behavior and decisions. Purposeful parenting helps you to teach good ORGANIZING SKILLS to your kids -- from learning how to manage their time to keeping their rooms in order to understanding their responsibilities to others. But purposeful parenting also helps you to be better organized -- making time to spend with your children and avoiding CONFLICTS (over bedtimes and homework and "why can't I take dance classes") before they start. So let's take some time this month to examine what works and what doesn't, as it relates to setting boundaries for your children.