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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Building Trusting Relationships with Your Kids

Joey and Carla Link May 17, 2023 In a recent Parenting Made Practical podcast titled “Help Your Kids Become Confident” (#61), we talked about building blocks you put in their hearts on the platforms of unconditional love and trust. In it we defined “trust” as the “firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.  You are putting into […]

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