Freshman Blowing (Vaping) Smoke

2017-10-19T23:24:53+00:00

Q: My 14-year-old freshman has been telling me how he vapes in the high school bathroom with friends. My husband and I do not smoke or vape, and we have made it very clear that

Freshman Blowing (Vaping) Smoke 2017-10-19T23:24:53+00:00

Things You Never Thought You’d Say as a Parent

2017-10-19T23:27:06+00:00

We all say strange things to our kids! This month’s original cartoon is from K.W. of Tulsa, Okla. She says, “I don’t know why my nearly 5-year-old daughter thought it would be a good idea

Things You Never Thought You’d Say as a Parent 2017-10-19T23:27:06+00:00

Can a Toddler Learn From Consequences?

2018-07-17T16:00:17+00:00

Q: What is an appropriate way to punish a 17-month-old for being bad, i.e. deliberately disobeying when I tell him not to do something? Is time out appropriate for this age? If it is how

Can a Toddler Learn From Consequences? 2018-07-17T16:00:17+00:00

Making the Most of Holiday Gatherings

2017-10-21T21:25:29+00:00

I love this time of year, with fall in full swing, the weather crisp and cooler, the anticipation of the coming family gatherings and holiday cheer. But that doesn’t mean the holidays are not without

Making the Most of Holiday Gatherings 2017-10-21T21:25:29+00:00

A Bright Son Making Bad Choices

2017-10-19T23:33:54+00:00

Q: My very bright 10-year-old son simply refuses to obey. He is child #2 out of 4 kids. He seems to take up all of our parenting energy. He spent a lot of time in

A Bright Son Making Bad Choices 2017-10-19T23:33:54+00:00

Developing Family Devotions

2017-10-19T20:37:34+00:00

By Karen Whiting My daughter Rebecca remarked, “My earliest memories all center around family devotions. They were my favorite times.” Devotions became the heart of our family life. Through the years I realized family devotions

Developing Family Devotions 2017-10-19T20:37:34+00:00

Young Teen, Poor Choices

2018-07-17T15:56:57+00:00

Q: This year, my 14-year-old son started a new, academically-driven private high school. He became friends immediately with his peer group on the football team, and we’ve allowed him some new freedom to hang out

Young Teen, Poor Choices 2018-07-17T15:56:57+00:00

Five Minutes at a Time

2017-10-17T20:25:32+00:00

By Darlene Franklin How did I rest in God in the constant drama of raising children? Five minutes at a time. My daughter suffered from borderline personality disorder (BPD). BPD is characterized by pervasive instability—moods,

Five Minutes at a Time 2017-10-17T20:25:32+00:00

Emotional Rollercoaster

2018-07-17T16:00:19+00:00

Q: During many play activities, our 4-year-old daughter becomes quite emotional about anything she perceives she cannot do. This could be creating something out of Play-Doh, trying to draw something or throwing a ball. She

Emotional Rollercoaster 2018-07-17T16:00:19+00:00

Things You Never Thought You’d Say as a Parent

2017-10-16T15:44:09+00:00

We all say strange things to our kids! This month’s original cartoon is inspired by Angelica Juarez of Imlay City, Michigan. While the cartoon depicts a little girl, it was Angelica’s 4-year-old son who, when

Things You Never Thought You’d Say as a Parent 2017-10-16T15:44:09+00:00