kindness

14 Ways to Love Others

Valentine’s Day is February 14th, but who says showing love to others is limited to just that day? Try these ideas to show love to others: Start your husband’s car…

Generosity — The Cure for the Gimmes

The Importance of Building Character Part IV – Generosity: The cure for the “gimmes” There’s a super villain that shows up this time of year. I call him the Green-Eyed…

8 Ideas to Teach Our Kids to Say “Yes” to Discernment … and “No” to Judging Others: Part I

Let’s say you’re on a playdate, and another child offers a colorful presentation of precisely how not to behave. The parent is busy in conversation. Do you: A. Make sure,…

Instilling Kindness In Our Children

My family recently went to see a movie that reminded me of the reality many kids today face: bullying, harsh words, being excluded. Of course, I knew this sad truth…

A Little Remorse … PLEASE!

I don’t know about all you mothers out there but in my house with three boys ages 3, 5, and 7, there is more than enough fighting. And well, the…

Our Children Learn What We Model

My husband, Keith, and I love babysitting our grandchildren. On one occasion I showed our two year old, Logan, how to form red Play-Doh into the shape of a smile….

Mean Girls

“Nobody wants to play with me.” “She won’t be my friend.” My heart was broken on hearing these words from my teary-eyed granddaughter. She felt dejected. The old nursery rhyme,…

How to Be the Family the World Notices (In a Good Way)

On a recent business trip there are two families that stand out in my memory. One is a couple who sat down by me at the lunch table at the…

8 Ideas to Teach Our Kids to Say “Yes” to Discernment … and “No” to Judging Others: Part II

Last week, I wrote about practical ways we can teach our children to be discerning without being judgmental. If you missed Part I, you can find it here. Now on with…

15 Steps to Take When You Feel Offended

Examine your heart. Be sure you are not going to the offender in anger, with an attitude of setting them straight. The goal must be to bring reconciliation, not revenge….

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