Author: Nathan Carpenter

  • How Strong are Your Expectations?

    By Joey and Carla LinkJune 1, 2022 How do you stop a child from arguing with you? It is very frustrating when you give your child an instruction and they argue with you. Your first impulse is to argue back and that quickly gets you into a power struggle. How do your kids build a…

  • Knowing the ‘Why’

    By Joey and Carla LinkMay 25, 2022 Does your child know why he needs to hold your hand when you are getting ready to cross a street? Do your kids know why they need to ask permission before they go out in the yard? Do your kids know why you think it is a big…

  • When Sorry Isn’t Enough

    By Joey and Carla LinkMay 11, 2022 When our son was about 12 years old, we were struggling with an on-going behavior issue with him. We kept talking to him and dealt with his refusal to obey consistently. One day, out of frustration, I (Joey) said to him “You need to admit you are wrong”…

  • Training Your Children’s Hearts

    By Joey and Carla LinkMay 5, 2021 Your kids are squabbling at the breakfast table. Again. With a deep sigh you go in to intervene, not really caring who started it as they are all guilty. You long for a day that starts in peace and quiet. Is it really too hard for your kids…

  • Do Your Kids Know How to Pray?

    By Joey and Carla LinkMay 4, 2022 Have you taught your kids how to pray? As parents, we try to teach our kids healthy eating and sleeping habits so they’re able to develop properly. In the same way, we hope you’re teaching your kids how to talk to God and helping them develop a healthy…

  • Failure, The Back Door to Success

    By Joey and Carla LinkApril 27, 2022 Let’s be honest, do you ever feel like a parenting failure? Do you wonder if what you are doing is right in training your kids? Are you afraid of making a mistake, or that you are going to mess them up? Do you worry if you are too…

  • Can Your Child Talk the Gospel?

    By Joey and Carla LinkApril 20, 2022 Have you ever heard the old phrase that “Some Christians are so earthly minded they are no heavenly good?” This means these Christians live their lives as they see fit, not caring how the Bible says we should live. In the same way, it can be said in…

  • Should Apologies be Forced?

    By Joey and Carla LinkApril 13, 2022 Most moms want their kids to apologize when they have done something wrong. Parents want to know if they should force their kids to apologize when they don’t want to. Why is apologizing so hard? I (Joey) ask myself that question when I struggle to apologize. To get…

  • Taming the Lecture Bug in You

    By Joey and Carla LinkApril 6, 2022 When parents lecture, they think they are helping their children by reminding them of the training and teaching they have given them. Lectures all too often turn into yelling matches because your voice gets angrier as you realize they aren’t listening to you. Do your lectures encourage your…

  • REMINDERS, REMINDERS

    By Joey and Carla LinkMarch 30, 2022 I remember a time when I reminded one of my girls once again to get her chores done and her response was, “I know, I know.” I thought if she already knew, why wasn’t it done? In the last 24 hours how many times have you heard your…