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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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The Parenting Pitfall We All Get Stuck In

There’s a parenting pitfall that nearly all parents get stuck in at some point: “If my child behaves well, I am a good parent. If...

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You Are Safe With Me

Learning to receive God’s grace for ourselves, and then dispensing that grace to our kids, is the essence of becoming a safe parent. When we...

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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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How to Deal with an Attention Addict

  Recently, on a weekend when all our kids were home, we dug out the family videos for a trip down memory lane (or, in...

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How Would Jesus Discipline?A Discussion about Spanking

We have raised our own three kids who are now in their twenties. Through personal experience, as well as working with countless families, we have...

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How to Avoid Combat with Your Kids

When your kids act up, Stop and Breathe. Breathing clears your mind and calms you down. When you don’t breathe, your brain stays in fight or...

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When Kids Act Up… Breathe In God’s Presence

Terri is a typical parent. When her six-year-old daughter acted up, Terri yelled to get her daughter under control. The daughter’s misbehavior usually went away...

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