Tweens aren’t kids anymore and they aren’t teens either. They are stuck in the middle and puberty is hitting them hard. But raising a great tween doesn’t have to be hard.

Parenting an Autistic Teen

2019-06-07T16:27:37+00:00

Do you have to parent a teen on the autism spectrum differently? This week’s question comes from a mom struggling with how to help her high-functioning autistic teen transition to adulthood. Q: I’m currently raising

Parenting an Autistic Teen2019-06-07T16:27:37+00:00

Shy Butterfly

2019-06-07T16:11:51+00:00

When did being shy become a liability? In today’s extroverted world, we immediately get concerned when a child doesn’t seem to like being around other kids or doesn’t have many friends. But we’ve forgotten that

Shy Butterfly2019-06-07T16:11:51+00:00

Why Should Children Listen?

2019-05-01T16:04:32+00:00

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

2019-06-06T12:06:49+00:00

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

Healing a Fractured Family

2019-05-01T16:01:22+00:00

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

2019-06-06T12:07:30+00:00

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.

Containing Words2019-06-06T12:07:30+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 Kids2019-01-10T19:10:56+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 Devotions2018-09-13T21:31:44+00:00