A Peaceful Home


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

A Peaceful Home 2018-07-17T16:06:38+00:00

Teaching Kindness


Q: How can I teach my 10-year-old daughter to have a kind heart? Her 7-year-old sister is always doing sweet things for her without prompting, and she sees it modeled between her dad and I

Teaching Kindness 2018-07-17T16:06:39+00:00

Early Playtime


Q: Our two older children, ages 4 and 3, share a bedroom. In the mornings, they like to get up very early (5 a.m.!) and play together. My husband and I usually get up multiple

Early Playtime 2018-07-17T16:07:34+00:00

Excuse Me, Your Cell is Showing


By Linda Wood Rondeau When I recently visited a young relative’s home, three children and two adults sat in the living room with the television on and everyone using their own phones. No one talked

Excuse Me, Your Cell is Showing 2018-07-17T15:57:32+00:00

Mom Says Kids Exhaust Me!


For a video version of this blog, visit https://youtu.be/YuPOFPMNYeE. Q: I am a homeschooling mother of three girls ages 9, 7 and 3. I frequently feel so exhausted around my kids. I know there is a

Mom Says Kids Exhaust Me! 2018-07-17T16:07:34+00:00

A “Death” Wish?


Q: I have a 7 year old son who just happily started second grade. He is extremely bright and normal in every way. No major discipline problems, no unexplained behavior. Maybe a year or so

A “Death” Wish? 2018-07-17T16:07:35+00:00