“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.
One of our jobs as parents is to nurture our kid’s sense of identity. Through the time we spend with them our kids learn who they are, what they’re good at, as well as our family’s belief system. They develop a mental image of who they are as they receive feedback from the world around […]
It’s tough as a parent when our kids choose to hang out with what we might refer to as “unsavory” characters. Whether it is the need to feel included or a desire to test the waters of independence, most kids are more likely than not to choose friends that are not necessarily a good influence […]
If you are a parent, you’ve most likely heard your kids utter the words, “It’s not fair”. That sinful nature comes out without a thought as if it is an automatic response ingrained in their being. After all, so much of what we learn about ourselves and others is a result of looking at what […]
A common theme that seems to resonate in our groups who are doing the book With All Due Respect centers around the bullying that most teens and tweens experience at some point in their lives. As moms we question how we can help our kids through the ordeal and most of us wonder if we should […]
Often I get questions from moms asking how to get their kids to respect them. I hear the anguish in their voice as they talk about the disobedience, the yelling, the consequence, and then more yelling. I absolutely can relate. I’ve been there too many times myself wishing things had not gotten so out of control. […]