purpose

Are Your Easter Traditions Leaving a Legacy of Faith?

We live in a time and place in history that makes living a routine lifestyle extremely difficult. Yet research reveals that one of the most…

View

Is My Anxiety Holding My Child Back?

You have good desires for your kids. You probably want them to learn neatness, diligence in homework, good eating patterns, and all sorts of other…

View

Why Do Kids Obsess Over Video Games?

During my recent reading of “Boys Adrift” by Dr. Leonard Sax, I came across a letter that really grabbed my attention. The letter’s author is…

View

Building the Family Team: A Solution to Chore Wars

7-year-old Bryce was a master “chore evader.” When asked to help with chores, this distractable drama king would slump over and whine, “But I wanted to play!” His parents, Sandy and Jeff, had run out of ideas and came to me (Lynne) for help. …

View

Dealing With RejectionA Surprising Use for a $20 Bill

Kids are rejected from every side. Sometimes the rejection or criticism comes from a teacher that just doesn’t “get” your kid. Sometimes it comes from an…

View

Your Child Is Not Your Report Card

As the school year begins, here are a few brief reminders about responsibility and report cards.

View

How to Turn Misbehavior Into Success!

Few watching Jonathan Horton faithfully anchor the 2012 US Men’s Gymnastics team would guess that, apparently, he was quite a squirrelly youngster! But “squirrelly” is…

View

“Why Can’t You Just Do What I Say?”

I’m often tempted to discipline my children with the goal of gaining immediate results. While this might get me what I want in the moment,…

View

A 3-year-old Broke Our Hearts

Eli and his single mom Kari lived with us for 3 ½ years. We took them in, believing that God could use us to strengthen…

View

What You Really Need for Mother’s Day

Hint: It’s not flowers, or chocolates, or a day at the spa! Mother’s Day. The one day a year when we moms are officially recognized…

View