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“I feel like I’m not doing enough.”


“I’ve read all the parenting books and blogs, but I’m overwhelmed about where to start.”


“I feel like I don’t have the right strategies in place.”


“I don’t want our children’s behavior to get worse—I want it to get better.”


Raising kids in the fear and admonition of the Lord is an awesome responsibility. But sometimes, that responsibility can weigh heavily on us. We know our kids should do the right thing without external motivation, but we’re not sure how to teach them.


You want to give your kids the best foundation possible.


You’re tired of telling them how to act all the time.


But you don’t have time to figure out how to build it on your own.


Let me give you with the tools and strategies that will ensure a better present—and future—for your family.


Take the first step toward the future you’ve always envisioned for your family and book a call with me today.

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The Importance of Self-Care for Moms (Episode 57)

“We give so much of ourselves to our husbands, our family, our children, even our extended family, our siblings, our parents. We’re caring for everybody and we always tend to put ourselves last,” Kerry said. “I really want to highlight the importance of making ourselves a priority. It’s really important for our mental state of mind just to stay healthier and happier. It makes everything just flow better when we take good care of ourselves.”

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Why We Should Put Our Marriage Above Our Kids (Episode 56)

“It’s really hard especially for moms because it’s hard to put our own needs first and the kids are kind of like the squeaky wheels—so they get the grease. It’s easy to really neglect ourselves and our adult relationship with each other,” Rivka said. “I think for a lot of us, it’s hard to be in a relationship because it takes commitment and understanding and it’s just easier to distract ourselves with the kids and be busy so that we don’t even have time for each other,” Shlomo added.

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Co-Parenting Without Strife (Episode 55)

“Co-parenting is even harder because you don’t have the benefit of just doing things on the fly. You have to be a lot more intentional. It takes more time and effort,” Paige says. “Ask the questions, foster curiosity, and then be the one who’s looking for the solutions and offering those up instead of trying to always make your case and being like two attorneys and just fighting for your cause.”

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A Christian's Thoughts on Halloween (Episode 54)

What is it about Halloween that can be so tricky for Christians? In this week's podcast, I talk about how our family handles the October holiday--and give listeners some food for thought as you craft your own decision about whether to trick or treat.

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Preparing Our Kids for Their Future Careers (Episode 53)

“I don’t think we should be making kids college and career-ready in this country. I think we should be making them career-ready period,” Mark says. “Sure, a whole bunch of those careers go through four-year universities and bachelor’s degrees and PhDs and MDs and JDs. But there are fantastic careers and occupations that are possible with a two-year associates degree through community and technical colleges. There’s great careers and occupations that are available through certifications and advanced certifications and licensures and apprenticeships, which are becoming huge in this country.”

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Halting the Helicopter Blades

We all want to protect our children, but we need to take care that our actions don’t overstep and become micromanagement. The easiest way to derail your parenting is to become a helicopter parent. In this week’s video, I give three questions to ask to see if you’re a micromanager.

Managing One-on-One Time

Kids need attention, especially from mom and dad. But we often don’t know how much attention is appropriate because some kids desire 24/7 attention from a parent while some kids don’t crave much interaction at all. Here’s how to strike a good balance between one-on-one time with kids and avoiding

The Victory of Failure

How can failure be a victory? Simply this: Children need to experience pain and discomfort in order to properly negotiate life. In this video, I give parents five easy ways to step back and let the child sink or swim on his or her own.

Dawdling in the Morning

Trying to prod a child to hurry is like trying to herd cats—it’s a thankless, nearly impossible job! This week’s question comes from a mom whose five-year-old is taking his sweet time in the mornings…and driving his mother crazy in the process. Read my answer for tips on how to

Watch Out!

Knowing what our children are doing at any given moment is part of a parent’s job. Yes, we can’t watch our children 24/7, but when we’re out in public, we should be attuned enough to our children’s behavior that we can step in immediately if there’s a problem. In this

School Year Resolutions for Parents

This year, I will support my student by …


• Not micromanaging homework. • Enforcing technology curfews. • Insisting on a schedule with plenty of free time.