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.

Why Should Children Listen?


When a child or teen doesn’t listen to us, it’s hard to know how to react. This mom questions how she can command respect from her kids. Q: We have six children, and our oldest

Why Should Children Listen?2019-05-01T16:04:32+00:00

Allowance and Kids


Having an allowance is a great way to help your child gain an understanding about money, one you can build upon as the child grows older and the allowance grows larger. The Wall Street Journal

Allowance and Kids2019-06-06T12:06:49+00:00

Teaching Values to Teens


Sometimes, when our kids reach their teen years, we realize all that we haven’t taught them, and it can be a scramble to catch up. Other times, what a child has or hasn’t internalized from

Teaching Values to Teens2019-05-01T14:29:41+00:00

Healing a Fractured Family


It breaks our hearts as parents when our family isn’t close. This mom desperately wants her children to get along with one another, but the reality is much different. Q: It is my deepest hope

Healing a Fractured Family2019-05-01T16:01:22+00:00

Containing Words


We often want to ban words our kids say that aren't really harmful but that annoy us as adults. The better solution is the "word" room.

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A Hoot and a Holler


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 Holler2019-02-22T16:34:23+00:00

Outside Influences and Our Kids


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 Kids2019-01-10T19:10:56+00:00

Eating in Peace


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

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Is Your Teen Stressed or Normal?


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