How to Help Our Kids Learn from Mistakes

As parents, one of our greatest fears is often that we'll do something to screw up our kids. While my two children are still young, I already wonder…


The Prodigal Returns—to School

It was my first day to teach school and the other teachers had decided it was best if I figured it out myself. I’m not sure they got that right, but…


Try These Helpful Parenting Phrases

I’m remembering all the times I crawled in bed and thought, “I should have said something like . . .” It can be difficult at times, to be wise in the…


The Truth About Consequences

When God created your children, He gave them life, breath, a soul, and a free will. No amount of parenting can remove your child’s God-given freedom…


Decide to Discipline: Tweens and Teens

The common advice given to parents with an older child is, “Pick your battles.” That is great advice, but what does it mean? Choosing battles with…


Decide to Discipline: Toddlers

Toddlers learn to control before they learn to communicate. In actuality, tears and tantrums are a form of vocabulary. Think of it as the way your…


Decide to Discipline: Young Children

The most fundamental discipline takes place during a child’s younger, school age years. Hopefully your children have learned that their choices have…