Chad Hayenga

Sometimes feel like swearing at your kids? This one’s for you.

As a parent coach, primarily working with parents of teens, I’ve found commonality in the issues parents want to address – especially wanting their kids…

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Responding with Compassion When Kids Don’t Make the Grade

Do you have a teen or pre-teen that is tough to motivate regarding school? Perhaps this scene seems familiar: Your daughter is consistently behind with…

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Does Your Family Pray BIG Prayers?Building a culture of prayer in your home

As parents, and as Christians, many of us place great value on prayer. But sometimes figuring out how to grow a culture of prayer can…

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What Does My Child See On My Face In Times of Discipline?

Our faces. They say a lot to our kids. Before the first words roll off our tongue, we’ve already begun communicating. Studies show that between…

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Anxiety and Control: Partners in Parenting Crime

  Will my kids choose good friends? Will they do well academically? Will they make wise choices when I’m not around to guide them? It’s…

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Are We Setting Our Kids Up to Be Uncooperative?

Parents can get in ruts. That’s true for me and I’m pretty sure it is for you, too. One rut that is familiar to many…

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When My Child Asked for an iPod, Here’s What I Said…

In this article I wrote about how my junior high daughter creatively and proactively asked for an iPod by preparing a well-thought-out list of answers to…

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My Daughter Asked for an iPod Again… But This Time Was Different.

  My daughter approached me with a typical question — one I’ve heard one hundred seventy-three times (but who’s counting). “Dad, can I have an iPod…

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Should My Kid Get a Participation Trophy Just for Showing Up?

One former NFL player, James Harrison, sent out an Instagram message regarding his two sons receiving “participation trophies” even though they didn’t win anything. Harrison, the…

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“It was hard to be mad when you were so kind to me.”

In my role as a parenting speaker I do a lot of role plays with people in the audience. Though I had seen a lot…

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