Does Your Teen or 20-Something Know Their Purpose?

As I spent time with a friend today we started talking about helping our kids become motivated.  The more we talked I was hit with an a-ha. “Do you think your son knows what his purpose is?” I asked. There was a long pause. And for both of us it was as if the dawning […]

My Kid is Struggling and I Don’t Know What to do

8 Steps to Point You in the Right Direction

As a parent of four I felt like at any given point in time one of my kids was  struggling.  School work, peers, an emotional breakup, a teacher that didn’t seem to like them, or even just being in a sour mood where nothing was the way they thought it should be wreaked havoc in […]

How Do You Stack Up in the Affection Department?

As my kids get older, I’m realizing that I’m not quite as affectionate as I used to be.  After all, they know that I love them–right? When they were younger, it was easy to give them a kiss on top of their head as I wiped jelly off their face, or hold them in my […]

Am I Too Involved?

Being involved with our kids is a good thing, right?  After all, we want to have relationship with them.  We want to have influence over situations that our kids get themselves into that we know won’t turn out so well.  And, naturally, we want our kids to be successful. But can we be too involved? […]

Struggling With A Teen Making Poor Choices?

Excusing herself from a Saturday morning brunch, Erin pretended a headache and left in a hurry. As she got to her car she found herself shaking so much that she was having trouble finding the right key to open the car door. Gasping for air and holding back tears, she finally found the right one […]

Am I a Good Listener?

As 24 year old Annie stood at work bored and waiting for the close of her shift at the local mall to end, she thought the next hour couldn’t come soon enough. Snow was supposedly swirling outside with the anticipation of another few inches and all she could think about was curling up at her […]