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Helping Kids Deal With Their Fears, Part II

Editor’s note: Last week, Janel wrote about a situation with her daughter and how she and her husband dealt with her fears. Click here to read part one, and read…

Helping Kids Deal With Their Fears, Part I

I heard her sniffing before I saw the moist strokes left by tears on her cheeks. “I’m just scared,” she sobbed. My daughter was headed to a good friend’s house…

Making Wise Choices as a Mom Instead of Foolish, Selfish Choices

Are there foolish choices you need to stop making? There’s a connection between foolishness and selfishness. Yes, some foolish choices are made out of ignorance (don’t we all ask our…

Keep It Simple Mom

It was everything I dreamt of and absolutely nothing I could have imagined. I opened my eyes, popped straight up in my bed and sat quietly as the tears began…

Can We Teach Our Children to Be Grateful?

Not too long ago a young mom wrote me asking if I could give some suggestions on how she could teach her children to be grateful. She wrote: “I love…

Holy Spirit MOMent

Allow me so share with you how I experience the Holy Spirit … and how the Holy Spirit helps me. I am feeling overwhelmed. Alone. I wonder if anyone notices…

Raising Other-Centered Kids in a Me-Centered World

“That’s my ball. I want it now.” “I want that blouse; you never let me get anything new.” “I don’t want to do “that.” ” I want to go out…

Why Is Screen Time So Alluring To Kids?

I was waiting in line to buy tickets for a school event.  There was a little boy sitting on a chair, holding an iPad.  Within minutes, a group of five…

Instilling Kindness In Our Children

My family recently went to see a movie that reminded me of the reality many kids today face: bullying, harsh words, being excluded. Of course, I knew this sad truth…

Teaching Our Kids Manners

When our five kids were small I found that one of the hardest things I had to do was teach them to have good manners. Over and over I had…

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