Taming the Christmas Gimmees

2018-07-17T16:07:35+00:00

From the commercials on TV to the displays in stores, everything this time of year is designed to create a green-eyed monster of envy in our kids. Today, with the holiday season starting either before

Taming the Christmas Gimmees 2018-07-17T16:07:35+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

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

What’s Your ‘Mom’ Thing?

2017-10-04T21:56:42+00:00

We all have at least one—that mom thing we like to do for our kids. That little gesture that we use on a regular basis to communicate without words that we love our kids. For

What’s Your ‘Mom’ Thing? 2017-10-04T21:56:42+00:00

A Child’s Frustration

2018-07-17T16:04:43+00:00

Q: My 11-year-old son has autism. Recently, he told me that he should not live because he will never be able to achieve his dreams, that he will not be able to have a wife

A Child’s Frustration 2018-07-17T16:04:43+00:00

The Power of Preparation

2017-09-28T00:17:01+00:00

When we’re expecting a baby, we spend a lot of time preparing for its arrival—decorating the nursery, buying the right equipment and clothes, etc. When the baby comes, we spend a lot of time preparing

The Power of Preparation 2017-09-28T00:17:01+00:00

Compassionate Outpourings

2017-09-13T21:01:38+00:00

Kids are touched by news or images of natural disasters. Their hearts can be stirred by the site of a homeless person dragging their belongings around town. “Compassion, empathy, and the ability to collaborate with

Compassionate Outpourings 2017-09-13T21:01:38+00:00

Sleep Isn’t Just for Babies

2018-07-17T16:03:48+00:00

With the school in full swing, the pressure to pack more into each day accelerates, which usually means sleep, especially for kids, can be sacrificed. “Bad sleep habits affect the whole chemistry of a child

Sleep Isn’t Just for Babies 2018-07-17T16:03:48+00:00

Back to School for Parents

2017-07-28T23:36:49+00:00

School all over the country is either in session or about to start, which means parents are gearing up for another academic calendar year much like their children. Here are some back-to-school tips for parents.

Back to School for Parents 2017-07-28T23:36:49+00:00