Author: Nathan Carpenter

  • Why is it Important to Understand Our Children’s Temperaments?

    Let us answer that by quoting what a dad from one of our Temperament classes wrote to us: He said: “I would encourage any and every parent to dive deep into temperaments to better understand their child’s sin nature.  Whether your children are 4 or 14 or 24, this class provides a keen insight as to…

  • Refereeing Kids Who Won’t Get Along

    By Joey & Carla Link July 20, 2023 Do you ever feel like you are a referee with your kids? While it is natural for boys to wrestle with each other, it’s another thing when your kids are arguing and bickering with each other. When you are pulled into the middle of their fights, they…

  • Hurtful Words

    By Joey & Carla Link July 12, 2023 When your kids are not getting along, by the time parents get involved someone is usually physically hurt. Pushing, shoving, poking each other – when is it going to stop! You think you are dealing with it, but are you? When your kids aren’t getting along, rarely…

  • Consistency is Key

    By Joey & Carla Link July 5, 2023 The kids were finally in bed. Ginger looked at her husband and said, “We need to kick it in gear and get them to be responsible for the things they need to do. I am tired of chasing them around all day trying to find their schoolwork…

  • Time to Stop the Reminding Habit

    By Joey & Carla Link June 28, 2023 “Colin, it’s almost time to leave for school. Don’t forget it’s your turn to take the trash out. Here’s your backpack, put it by the door so you don’t forget it again. Where’s that note I need to sign for your teacher?” Missy, I told you an…

  • Are You Getting Ready to Move?

    Allyson Plumberg June 21, 2023 Imagine this: Your husband just got off the phone with big news. He’s been offered a great job… but it’s on the other side of the country! Or maybe it’s in a different continent altogether, which for us was Sweden when our oldest two kids were 2 and 3 years. It…

  • Thoughts From a Grandpa

    By Joey & Carla LinkJune 14, 2023 I am grateful for any time I get with our seven grandchildren, ages 10 months to 12 years. Carla and I agreed when our first grandchild was born that we would not be long-distance grandparents, even though our kids live 4, 8 and 10 hrs. away. We have…

  • Warning Signs

    Joey and Carla Link June 7, 2023 Your toddler is whiny and difficult to deal with. You are on a family outing at a waterpark so you try to give him everything he wants to keep him happy. When he starts hitting everyone and then bites his sister who is trying to be nice to…

  • Drawing a Line in the Sand

    Joey and Carla Link May 31, 2023 Parents who have rules they have explained to their kids paint a line in red where their kids can easily see it. Kids in these homes have a clear choice. They do what their parents tell them to do, or they will get into trouble. Now, the red…

  • Do your Kids Understand What Memorial Day Is?

    Joey and Carla Link May 24, 2023 The first part of this blog is written by Pastor Mike Glenn of Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood, TN. It was a great introduction to give parents practical application to teach your kids about Memorial Day. When soldiers were preparing to land on the Normandy beaches on D-Day, their…