Tweens & Teens

What Does Your Child’s Sex Ed Program Teach?

“Abstinence is not about not having sex.” “Safer sex is one of the most dangerous activities that exists on the earth.” “God loves sex more than you do.” “Trusting a…

Praying Together for Your Children Builds Your Marriage

Years ago John and I began an end-of-summer tradition of praying together for our children that helped us move into the fall with vision, unity, and clarity in how to parent…

More About Sexting and Cyberbullying

The middle school years are difficult. Both for our middle schoolers and for us as their parents. Have you noticed parenting getting harder as your children hit the tween and…

Pushing Children Into Danger

A while back my son was supposed to participate in something that my husband and I thought was really great. Imagine my surprise when he said he didn’t want to go. I…

A Good Prayer

We moms have a zillion concerns for our kids. It doesn’t take long to discover that we as parents need all the help we can get. But an interesting transition…

The Prayer Knot

Whether you are sending your child off to kindergarten or to college, the adjustment is a hard one. It is a reminder that they are growing up and that they…

Teen Daughter Shopping Survival Rules

I sort of dread shopping with my two teenage daughters. We inevitably end up fighting those fashion battles that are so familiar to every mom of a teenage daughter. Me:…

Where’s a Hole I Can Crawl In and Die When I Need One?

Okay. Every working mom knows what it feels like to juggle the extra pressure of looking and sounding “together” professionally while frantically juggling 12 kid-and-family things in the background. I do,…

When the Vacation Is Over…

The vacation is over. We’re headed home. You probably have a range of emotions swirling around you depending upon who is in your car. Some kids can’t wait to get…

Getting the Chores Done

I have a confession. I stink at chores. Getting them done and assigning them to my kids. Once upon a time, I was Glenda Good Housekeeper, but these days I’m…

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