grown-up misbehavior

How do you grow when you’ve blown it?

Lynne and I blew it a lot. We had a lot of great moments as a young family, but we also had a lot of...

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What to Do When Kids Push Your Buttons

When kids act up, it’s a parent’s job to guide them through the difficulty. But kids’ trouble often pushes parents’ buttons. Need for control? Push....

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The Big Problem with Parenting…

We meet or talk nearly every day with parents. Most of them contact us because they need help. After hearing bits of their story, we...

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How Your Smartphone Can Help Your Parenting

Ever wondered how your kids view you? Check out this mom’s simple plan to see herself through her kids’ eyes: I was intrigued by a...

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Is “Being the Parent” Actually Good Parenting?

  I just read another decent parenting book by a well-known author. It’s got some good ideas in it about how to manage kids’ misbehavior....

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Anger: Is It Good, Bad, or Ugly?

Anger is tough to understand. Most parents, in the name of getting their kids’ anger in check, tend to act quickly and without much thought...

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Teenagers, Sass, and Life that Is Truly Life

  “Are you going to help me or not?” I snapped at Daniel, our fifteen year-old-son. He’d been asking for the past hour to go...

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Are We Teaching Our Kids to Bully?How to Address Bullying: Part 3

I saw her coming, eyes flashing and surveying the crowded checkout lines. Her cart was full. Mine was too. I shifted my gaze to the...

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Solving a Child’s Big Spiritual Problem

As parents who care for our children’s spiritual well-being, we try to teach them right and wrong and help them tackle whatever spiritual problems they...

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Managing Kids’ Anger – and Ours

We parents sometimes get it backwards. Our kid acts up and we get angry. We then tend to justify our anger saying, “I wouldn’t be...

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