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It’s OK to Mess UpThe messages beneath our apologies

Catie came for coaching to address sibling conflict and disrespect. During one session she confessed, “I get so mad when one son hits the other,...

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Business Wisdom for Parents

  We were excited to see our frequently-used concept of “the do over” appear on the blog of business and leadership guru Seth Godin, and we...

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Stressful Times Lead to Fertile Hearts

Painting pictures in my mind has been very helpful in my parenting journey. For example, when I’m upset and feel like my head is going...

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Teaching Kids True Repentance

When kids make a mistake, especially when they hurt others, most parents would agree that it’s important to learn repentance — for kids to feel...

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How to Turn a Parenting Fail into a Parenting Win

It was a Sunday evening. I was emotionally and physically done for the day and looking forward to a quiet house. Suddenly I overheard squabbling...

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Practical Skills to Pick Up the Pieces After You Blow It

Are you wondering what to do when you blow it?  Overcoming parenting mistakes isn’t so much about not making them (which is good because we made...

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This Kid Changed Overnight! Here’s How…

Sometimes it takes a while for parents to change in ways that lead to deeper respect from their kids. Sometimes it can happen fast. When...

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The Conundrum of Trust

When kids trust they feel safe; they know they’re loved. Trust leads to respect and true obedience. Kids who trust look to their parents for...

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Regroup & ResolveHow Humble Pie Can Help Your Family

Every parent fails to deal perfectly with every parenting situation. In other words, we all screw up sometimes! Along the way we’ve discovered that what’s...

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Be Angry (if you must) But Don’t Sin.

Sometimes parents get too angry.  Other times they don’t get angry enough – or at least they don’t stand firm to keep kids growing in...

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