character

Mamas, Help Your Boys Grow Into Men

This past summer I spent a few days with my 15-year-old son, my sister, and her kids at our family cabin at the lake. While my sister and I were…

Courage: the Backbone of Character

If we were to write a classified ad for a parent, one of the parts of the job description would be character building. It is a non-negotiable for any conscientious…

Being The “Different Mom”

I sat poolside among a few other moms, our bare feet dangling in the water. The hot sun beat down on the pavement as we chatted and kept tabs on…

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.

Building Character by Telling Your Stories

“Will you tell me another one, Mom?” My blonde-haired, blue-eyed son and I polished off peanut butter and jelly sandwiches while the younger kids pumped on the swing or happily…

The Importance of Building Character Part Three — Gratitude: The Seed of Contentment

It’s a scene that we’ve all witnessed and one that’s all too familiar to most moms: a screaming kid having a tantrum in the aisle of some store because he is…

Now Hiring – Teen Job Hunt Interview Skills

Colt was experiencing a common dilemma for a teenager. His financial outflow was exceeding his income. He needed to get a job. That is what prompted him to make an…

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