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…

Are We Robbing Our Kids by Giving Online?

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A Note from Cynthia: Most of us have heard the story in the Bible of the widow’s mite. A woman gave her last coin at the temple, and Jesus said that her gift was larger than all the others because she gave out of her poverty while all the others gave out of their wealth (Luke…

How Do You Define Father?

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A note from Janet: The article today is written by John Finch, with our editor, Blake Atwood. Our thanks to John and Blake (who edits for all our ministries) for sharing these words with us. We hope this article will find its way to the laptops of as many dads out there as possible, so…

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…

Raising a Jason Witten

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If you live in Dallas or even slightly follow the Cowboys, you know that Jason Witten recently retired. He’s a Hall of Fame tight-end with more records and stats than I can possibly list (and, let’s be honest, I couldn’t list them if I wanted to because I’m hardly a football aficionado). But it’s not…