Have you ever received a text you wanted to save and read everyday? Have you ever SENT a text to someone and hoped it would be so encouraging they would want to keep it and read it every day?Read More
We’re not dealing with robots obviously; our children’s emotions are quite developed and often expressed dramatically (ya think?…). That is not abnormal. They have no filters, understanding, or behavior patterns until we as loving, patient adults walk them through these early years and form their perspective.Read More
I REMEMBER FEELING THIS WAS A CRUCIAL DECISION I HAD TO MAKE THAT WOULD AFFECT OUR CHILDREN AND THEIR ADULT PERSPECTIVES.Read More
Children know when they are priorities. And sadly, they know when they are not.
All children need their parents to BE AWARE of them all the time. This doesn’t mean front and center with our attention 24-7. But it does mean an emotional (and I believe, spiritual) “heart connection”.
“Happy Homes” have a foundation of love and confidence: love for life, one another, and ourselves, and confidence that there is hope and help for the challenges we face.Read More
The challenge is very real: the messages and values they are receiving through the media are dangerously opposite to the values many of us are teaching our children.Read More
WE ALL ULTIMATELY CHOOSE OUR IDENTITY, AND OUR ATTITUDES, AND OUR VALUES.
So that means we have the power to “choose happy” or “not happy”...Read More
If my words were that important in creating positive direction in my day, it was crucial for my kids to learn to speak life too! I made a very real commitment to instilling into my children WORDS that would become a lifelong source of joy & strength.Read More
Question: What is the best advice to stop siblings from fighting?
Answer: I think every parent is challenged in this area. It always motivated me to realize that the home is the “safe place” God intended kids to learn the basic skills of social interaction, obedience, honesty, and working out challenges together. If they don’t learn them with their family, chances are their future is very limited and disappointing to them and to everyone involved For example, their boss will simply fire them, the spouse will leave them, etc. Thank God He put us all in families where we can learn the big stuff without losing our name and family position!Read More
Question: What's the best way to handle that attitudes and and back talk?
Answer: My philosophy is pretty cut and dry when it comes to RESPECT. A child is taught respect through a healthy understanding that there is never a reason or excuse to show disrespect to parents. This must be a clearly understood NON-NEGOTIABLE.Read More