By guest blogger, Brenda Cox My friends just lost their 23-year-old son. He died peacefully in his sleep, but his loss is no less grievous to them and to those who knew him than if
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Q: When is spanking appropriate with a 3 year old? A: When my second child (a daughter) was around 3, we began punishing her for disobedience. As with her older sister, spanking was in our
We all say strange things to our kids! Post your “Things You Never Thought You’d Say as a Parent” comment below—yours might be featured as a cartoon!
Q: My 17-year-old daughter claims to be anxious and depressed due to lack of best friends. She was homeschooled until junior year when she enrolled in the local community college full time. She’s getting straight
Need some practical ways to help your child switch gears between home and school, home and leaving, library and home, etc.? First, it’s important to first understand how kids view change. In a word—they hate
Q: Is it unreasonable to tell a 16-year-old boy he should have lights out by 10 p.m.? He works hard on school, despite not liking it, but often stays up until 1 or 2 a.m.
Note: On the fourth Tuesdays, I’m starting a new blog series on the Fruit of the Spirit, taking us through the nine character traits and applying that to raising kids. “But the fruit of the
Q: When my son was 5, he tried to search for “girl’s pee pee” and other related terms on his tablet, which luckily was on the child setting. We talked to him the best we
By guest blogger JP Robinson Last week, I told my kids that I’d have to cancel our devotions that evening because a family activity had run later than expected. Their response was typical: a resounding
Q: Our 6-year-old son is an early riser. He is to stay in his room until 6 a.m., then allowed to come downstairs to play quietly. Lately he has been waking up mom and dad