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Yearly Archives: 2013

Positive Parenting

Elevate the Good  What do we mean by this? It is easy for parents to focus on the restrictive or negative side of parenting. You are “restrictive” in your parent when you point out your children are doing wrong. “Why can’t you get ready on time?” “When are you going to do what I tell […]

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Teaching Your Kids To Work

    “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” (Colossians 3:23)   “Mommy, please can I help? Please?” “Mommy, I can do it!” Young children are anxious to ‘help’ with household duties. How quickly that changes! Before too much time passes, parents have to […]

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Why Can’t I Do It

 “Everything is permissible, but not everything is beneficial. Everything is permissible, but not everything is constructive.  Let no one seek his own good, but that of his neighbor.” I Corinthians 10:23-24  NIV   I was listening to the news on the radio as I was driving, and I stumbled on a discussion about spring break, […]

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Keeping Your Family Strong

We were visiting with a family the other night over dinner. They started to share about their concerns for their 14 year old daughter. She was starting to pull away from the family. She would hide in her room, texting her friends or playing games on the internet with them. She resented when she was […]

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When It Is Your Fault

Do you ever feel you have messed up as a parent? Perhaps you have disciplined your kids when you were angry and you were too hard on them, or your expectations were unfair. Do your kids tell you they hate you? Welcome to the club! There isn’t a parent alive who has not felt this […]

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