God’s grace

6 Practical Tips to Tame Your Temper

Disciplining misbehaving kids is often a difficult and emotion-laden task. If only you could figure out a way to tame your temper! Our oldest son…

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My Child Doesn’t Care About Grades. Now What?How to help kids care without nagging

Dinner is winding down and you ask your child if they have any homework. “I don’t know,” she says. You try to gently ask, “How…

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Scared to launch your child into the “real world”?College, first apartment, military, technical school? This is for you.

If you’re the parent of an older teen or young adult, the thought of launching your child into the world can be frightening; particularly if…

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The Secret to Helping a Child Who is Always AngryMoving from unhealthy to healthy anger responses

Some kids really struggle with their anger. It doesn’t mean you’ve done anything wrong. It likely means they’re pretty sensitive, and possibly have underlying stress…

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“God is Always Up to Something!” | Ep. 27A word of encouragement (video) from Jim and Lynne Jackson

NOTE: This content is available as a video,  a blog post (below), or a 7-minute podcast. We trust this will serve every situation and learning…

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The Awesome Thing About Your Kid’s Misbehavior…

The rough-looking teen’s tough veneer had softened. I detected tears in his eyes. “No one has ever said anything like that to me.” Just minutes…

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The Big Do-Over

Here is another story from Joel and Amy Nelson, parents of two sons, who have previously shared their story here. Enjoy! Parenting may not come…

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What I Learned from a Really Ugly Moment Last Week

You know how sometimes you look back and think, WHY in the world did I say that!? I had a moment like that last week. It was ugly……

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Why I Love the Huge Dent in My FloorHow to Respond to Your Kids When You Are Angry

In our kitchen, there is a huge dent in the floor. I see it every day. It is a reminder to me of the day…

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Stay Committed to Your Parenting Goals with One Simple Reminder

  Parenting is a beautiful gift. It can also be some of the toughest work you’ll ever do. As we work to “train up our…

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