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Your kids are watching you. Constantly. All the subtle messages from the way you live life are being absorbed by their active little minds, even...

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Questions to Put the THANKS Back in Thanksgiving

“So, kids, what are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?” you ask. “My family, my house, my friends, my dog and Jesus.” (Same answers as last...

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What Tone are You Setting for Your Home?

A mom of three kids ages 10 to 14 emailed me this story this week: A friend once told me she worked to greet her children...

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The Most Effective Way to Teach Kids to Pray

As parents, we want what’s best for our children, including a life of strong faith, values, and prayer. Sometimes it can seem like a daunting...

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Why “It Is NOT OK to Talk That Way!” Doesn’t Work

There are many ways in which parents intentionally or unintentionally model positive character qualities: self-control, caring, diligence, faithfulness, etc. But we can also model negative...

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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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How to Influence Kids’ Technology Use

Parents are constantly asking us about the best ways to manage their kids’ technology use. They generally want answers about what technology they can use...

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“You’re the worst mom ever! Everybody hates you!”

  Sometimes when parents make constructive parenting changes, things appear to get worse before they get better. This is because changes, even positive ones, throw...

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Affirmation: The Struggle to Stay Positive

  “Stay positive.” It’s almost a cliche at this point. But the parenting truth behind this oft-spoken statement is that kids need constructive affirmation and...

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Do your conversations with your kids about faith help or hurt?

Laura was stuck. Though she was passionate about bringing her boys up “in the training and instruction of the Lord,” she could tell that her...

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