Tweens & Teens

An Of-The-Moment Discussion With Your Daughters: Miss America’s Red Cup and Being Yourself

Today when your teen or pre-teen daughter gets home from school, she is probably going to be talking about Miss America’s red plastic cup. Which gives you a tremendous opportunity…

Cherish the Days

The other day while cleaning out a kitchen cabinet I came across a set of tiny lunchbox notes I’d found on clearance. I bought them for Eldest when she was…

Welcome Home

I am finding that the older my children get, the harder I have to work to let them know I am on their team. I am for them. They have…

Do Your Children Appreciate You?

Not likely; at least not most of the time. You’ve just taken them on a special outing. Or you set aside your agenda for a couple of hours to do something…

Help Me to Know…

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” James 1:5

Intentional Parent/Teen Connections

The school supplies have been purchased, the new backpacks loaded, and the kids have been dropped off for their first day back to school. And like many of you, I…

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…

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