peace

Walking in Peace and Joy with Your Kids“The Magnet Says It ALL!” Podcast Series

We all want a peaceful home where kids feel safe. But sometimes safety is hard to attain, especially when life is stressful. How do we…

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When Out-of-Control Kids Can’t Hear Your Gentle VoiceGetting Kids Attention in the Mayhem

Whether it’s angry sibling conflict or just wild and silly craziness, it’s hard to know how to engage kids’ mayhem without using a fast, large,…

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My Child Says, “I Hate You!”"What Should I Do When...?" podcast series

Words are powerful.  We can so easily take it personally when we hear hurtful words from our children like,  “I HATE YOU!” But instead of…

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Sometimes I Cry About My Parenting Mistakes

There are some mornings when I wake up with a knot in my stomach and questions on my mind. Maybe you’ve been there too. (Or…

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6 Practical Tips to Tame Your Temper

Disciplining misbehaving kids is often a difficult and emotion-laden task. Our oldest son Daniel, sometimes said to Lynne, “Mom, you just bursted all over us!”…

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Prep Your Kids for a Responsible School Year

  Getting an education is a tremendous privilege. Most parents recognize that future opportunities are built on many layers of learning that happen during the…

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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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Your Parenting Skills Are Not the Most Important Thing. This Is.

Jesus said that “smart carpenters” build a sturdy house on solid rock. Then when the storms of life hit, nothing will move the house. This…

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When You Want to Be Heard… Whisper

In our online course a parent once asked the following question: I see the difference you’re talking about between typical parenting and parenting with the…

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