Did you know that teenagers who seem to have the best success moving into healthy adulthood have a “community” of adults walking beside them? The first place to look for that community is obviously at home. Are both you and your spouse invested in your children in a positive way—daily? If not, find ways […]
I’ve had lots of conversations with parents about respect. The first thing many ask is “How do I get my kid to respect me?” It is certainly a challenge in today’s culture. Disrespect is the norm. Rather than integrity being at the core of what society teaches, it has become who is the best at […]
“F-You,” came the shocking words flung in anger from her 12 year old son. It was the first time his mom had heard words like that come out of his mouth.
Reading through an assignment for her small group on Tuesday morning, Alison was surprised at the emotion she was feeling. It had been years since her kids were that young. In fact, all her children were in college now. But, oh, how she would have done things differently! She wished she had created time to stain […]
I hear it often from women– almost daily. The excuses, I mean. The “I don’t deserve, I wish it were better, If only I could be more, I should have,” and the list goes on. In their mind, they never quite measure up. And they start owning everything that goes with parenting. They own the […]
I have a confession to make. I used to hide from other moms. Let me explain. I’d pretend I didn’t see them or walk in a different direction diverting my eyes hoping they wouldn’t notice me. I’d pull back from interacting with the moms who always seemed to want to share the latest new accomplishment […]