Teenagers think they know it all, but as their parent you know you still have a lot to teach them. It’s getting them to listen that can be a challenge. Here are some great ways to help you raise you teen and get them ready for true independence.

A Hoot and a Holler

2019-02-22T16:34:23+00:00

Let’s face it—we all yell at our kids sometimes! Whether it’s in frustration or anger, raising our voices at our children doesn’t make them or us feel good. In this week’s #ThursdayThoughts video, I share

A Hoot and a Holler 2019-02-22T16:34:23+00:00

Outside Influences and Our Kids

2019-01-10T19:10:56+00:00

In this week’s #ThursdayThoughts, I discuss the problem with outside influences. We all have near and far relatives, church members or neighbors, classmates or friends who exhibit less-than-stellar behavior. And our kids are like little

Outside Influences and Our Kids 2019-01-10T19:10:56+00:00

Eating in Peace

2018-07-17T16:06:38+00:00

Q: We adopted two girls (ages 8 and 10 at the time) almost 5 years ago from an African country. They were incredibly picky eaters and refused to try new foods. I have been customizing

Eating in Peace 2018-07-17T16:06:38+00:00

Is Your Teen Stressed or Normal?

2018-07-17T16:11:59+00:00

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

Is Your Teen Stressed or Normal? 2018-07-17T16:11:59+00:00

3 Ways to Hook Your Kids on Devotions

2018-09-13T21:31:44+00:00

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

3 Ways to Hook Your Kids on Devotions 2018-09-13T21:31:44+00:00

Set Dating Ground Rules Early

2018-09-13T21:36:10+00:00

By guest blogger Mary L. Hamilton The first week of sixth grade, a girl invited my son to see a movie with her and another couple. “It’s not a date,” my son argued. I countered

Set Dating Ground Rules Early 2018-09-13T21:36:10+00:00

The Defiant

2018-09-13T21:36:43+00:00

Q: We have an 11-yr-old son who is disobedient and defiant. He simply won’t do what he is told. He is chronically late getting ready for school, often telling us he isn’t going (6th grade

The Defiant 2018-09-13T21:36:43+00:00