Tweens & Teens

There is No Fear in Love

I’ve always been passionate. Passion for me spills over into just about everything I do. I cook with passion, trying to improve each recipe. I write with passion, about the…

Questions To Ask And 24 Specific Guidelines For Your Daughter’s Boyfriend

When your kids are little, it’s hard to imagine them dating someday. I used to tell my daughter that she could start dating after she got married. 😉 But despite…

Listen to Your Kids So They Will Talk to You

“Mama, look!” “Mama, watch this!” “Mama, why is the sky blue?” “Mama”… followed by a five minute narrative about favorite cartoon characters, movies, or toys. “Mama, why does that lady…

Disappointments as Divine Direction

When things don’t go the way we want, for us or our kids, it is so easy to try to “fix” things, make them go the way we believe they…

Weekly MOMents — Spring Break Week

Some kiddos just finished spring break week. Instagram threads are filled with vacation photos and ideas for easy going unscheduled time — picnic with friends in the park, reading books,…

Keeping the “Little” in My Girl

For generations, grandmothers have been admonishing young mothers to, “Enjoy this time! They grow up so fast!  They’ll be grown and gone before you know it!” While it was hard to imagine…

Don’t Freak Out: How to Respond Wisely to Your Teen and Young Adult’s Choices and Opinions

Dear Dr. Degler, What is up with my 18-year-old child? She’s a good kid overall but she is making choices that upset me, like saying she isn’t sure if the…

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…

Lovin’ On my Kids!

When I see the words “lovin’ on my kids” I envision wrapping my arms around them, breathing in their sweet scent (well, at least after a bath), kissing their foreheads…

Winning the Cultural War in Our Homes

I recently heard a minister on the radio say that as Christians, we should live our lives like we’re on a war ship, not a cruise ship! The analogy resonated…

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