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

Appropriate After School Schedule

2017-09-08T14:19:04+00:00

Q: What is an appropriate afterschool game plan for a first grader and third grader? Can you give me some advice on how to handle homework, chores and bedtime for this age? What type of

Appropriate After School Schedule 2017-09-08T14:19:04+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

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