The Gift of Inclusion

Sometimes the greatest gift you can give another person is to simply include them.
I can trace it back to about second grade. That’s my first memory of some kids being included while others were left out. Here’s how it went. The Wedding The wedding of the year was in the works for many months before the big day arrived. Bridesmaids were picked, groomsmen named, someone brought a few…

All Kids will Face a Goliath or Two

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It’s our “parental instinct” to jump in between angry giants and our kids. After all, isn’t it our job to protect them from danger? That answer is yes, but only until they should begin learning to protect themselves. Most school teachers will tell you those lessons should come much sooner than you think. It is…

A Time Such as This

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I’ve been praying the last few days about what the Lord would have me write this week. How he would want me to write words that have meaning, not just words for the sake of words. There’s no shortage of articles published each day. I’ve prayed that our words at Christian Parenting will be useful…

Are Parents Ruining Youth Sports?

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A NOTE FROM CYNTHIA: Hey Guys, We are so excited to bring you an article and podcast this week talking about youth sports. This is a topic that we are asked about over and over, because it easy to mess it up if we aren’t careful. Let me start by saying this: I’m the least athletic…

The Electronic War Zone

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Have you seen the powerful video by Nature Valley? If there were a way to send it to every parent’s computer, I would do it. It is that important! At least God helped me send it to yours today. Stop now and watch. My words aren’t as important as what you will see there. Okay. What…

Are You Teaching Your Kids to Love God?

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How do you teach your kids to love an idea? If God is only an idea in your home, chances are your kids won’t know how to love him. So, how do you teach your child to love God when they can’t touch him, visit him, or eat with him? The answer: teach them how…

The Kate Spade Conversation

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The Kate Spade conversation used to be about the price of a purse instead of the person who began the company. When Kate Spade chose to take her life, she became national news and, chances are, the topic of conversation among some of your kids. Suicides are always shocking news, especially when the person involved…

The Fortnite Phenomenon (or fill in your child’s game of choice)

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It’s the time of year when all unite in getting summer kicked off on the right foot by informing our kids that we will not waste away our brains by sitting in front of video games and other mindless activities the next several months. There will be a chart of chores, opportunities to serve, healthy…