“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.
As we contemplate the new year and what will be different, maybe we should think about our parenting and what legacy we are creating. What gift do we want our kids to hold on to that can’t be wrapped in a box? Sitting in a doctor’s office, I was surprised to find out that we […]
A friend and I used to joke about our spiritual gift of driving when our kids were teen. Hauling kids from school or activities can be a great opportunity to connect with them. However, sometimes our teens can take advantage of our generosity. Several years ago, I had a mother share with me her dilemma. […]
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? […]
I’ve been talking with lots of moms who have kids in the dating phase of life. And it is amazing the amount of emotional impact these relationships are having. Whether your kids are barely teenagers or are ready to move into their 20’s, the dating game has changed significantly over the past decade with the […]
A number of years ago my husband taught a junior high boys small group. One of the topics that would always come up was how to treat members of the opposite sex. I remember one of his lines well: “Remember, you don’t know whose wife you are dating. Treat your girlfriend the way you hope […]