When Kids Are Breaking the Rules and You Seem to Have No Authority

7 Things to Ask Yourself If You Want To Kick Them Out of the House

My heart breaks for parents who are struggling with their teens.  Most have us have had those fleeting thoughts of “I just wish they would move out”, but we quickly come to our senses.  Sometimes we think that it would be easier if they were gone, but we know deep down that they aren’t ready […]

Are You Coaching Toward Adulthood?

A friend of mine sent me a text this week –“She is crazy in love with the baby, but slow on the ‘adulting’.” A 20-something shows up at my house with no socks for the weekend, “Oh, I haven’t done laundry for over a month.” And a high school junior looks at mom and says, […]

Learning to Anticipate What’s Next

Dare 23

I spoke to a mom of a new college student just a few weeks ago.  Her daughter had just come home from college for Christmas break for the first time.  The mom was joy-filled at getting to see her daughter for a couple of weeks, but she talked about how stressful it was on the […]

Parenting Focus – Integrating Heart and Mind

Dare 13 - Humility, Empathy & Compassion

I’m in the middle of three books which, if you know me, is highly unusual for this linear thinker.  The thing for me is that none of them are remotely connected–or so I thought. Today, I had the A-ha that God has me focused here for a reason.  Each of these books is focused on […]