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Tweens & Teens

Raising Kids with Character

It is not beauty, education, accomplishments, material possessions, health or significance that will ultimately matter. Each of these can disappear in a second. Our kids come into the world packaged uniquely. You may have one who scores 2400 on her SATS but you may also have a downs syndrome child who will never complete school. Is one more valuable than the other? Your child may be homely, shy, and a very average student. In the world’s eyes he may never be a success. But if nurtured properly he may develop a compassion for others that is life changing and life giving.

Teen Girls Asking – “Am I Ugly?”

Moms, Lets Counter the Trend of Our Girls Feeling Inferior! As a mom of an almost-12-year-old daughter – and a social researcher who has extensively interviewed and surveyed teenagers –…

Helping Your Kids Understand Strengths and Weaknesses

Your tender-hearted daughter is in tears again, “Mama, Stacy is so mean. She said I can’t be her friend anymore. She likes Amy better than me.” With a sinking heart…

Reading Bedtime Stories to Teens

“Teens” is not a typo. I’m not talking about reading to toddlers, although I could write passionately about the value of reading to little ones. Today I want to challenge your…

A Valentine’s Day Kissing Challenge

Today, I’m cozied up by the fire writing about what kind of kissing teen girls should reserve for marriage and why. It reminded me of A Kissing Challenge I offered…

Important Teen Tips

I recently read an article that discussed a disturbing social phenomenon that “pretty” is no more, now it’s all about being “hot” – and sadly that observation is true. From…

Gaining Wisdom by Working with Teen Moms

Every Thursday night our family loads up in the car and heads to inner city Little Rock. This includes me, my husband, our homeschooled 17-year-old son, our toddler, and sometimes…

THE TALK … My Daughter’s Questions About …

Yesterday while getting ready for church, my daughter dropped one of  THOSE questions. “How do you keep from getting pregnant? Is that why people get divorced?” I looked in the…

Fashioned by Faith

My daughter’s hand-me-down clothes are like gold to my friends with younger daughters. Not so much because of the money it saves them, but for the painstaking hours saved finding…

New Year’s Resolutions: Waist or Waste…?

As I worked to clean the kitchen, I caught a glimpse of a poster my eldest received at a special Girl Scout event a few weeks ago. For the 100th…

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