It’s easy as parents to try to communicate with all our children the same. And typically, we tend to communicate with our kids in the way we grew up. Some families look at communication as a way to make sure their kids are tough, resilient, and able to withstand whatever life sends their way. But should we put more […]
A few weeks ago I got a text from a dear friend. Her husband had posted a survey question on Facebook. Survey: who has preteens on Facebook? I’m not quick to give my son access, but I am curious as to others’ experiences. The minute it was posted, responses began coming in from parents who […]
Saying ‘No’ to our kids is part of parenting–for most of us, it comes with the job description on a daily basis. ‘No’, I’m not buying you a cell phone. You are only 11! ‘No’, I’m not taking you to your friend’s house right now. You haven’t finished your homework. ‘No’, you can’t go to […]
Gently taking the bottom off the two-liter, it was easy to explain God to my then six year old son. With anticipation and a little sadness, we released his butterfly into our flower garden hoping it would stay close at least for a few days. Matt had watched this creature grow and mature through each stage of metamorphosis with the expectation of […]
A college professor at a Christian university posted this slide in an Old Testament class. It went viral on Facebook.
As a parent I have been known to take detours that lead me down a path that is in desperate need of repair. You know the ones I’m talking about. Maybe there is a rule in your home where you’ve outlined a consequence, and just once you forgot to enforce it. What happens? The whining […]