Teaching Kids to Copy the God Stuff

We teach our kids to copy others from the beginning, and that can be a good thing. Modeling behaviors is how they learn to hold a spoon, play with a…


When Can Your Child Understand Jesus Is Lord?

Your church has a curriculum and program designed to help your children enter into a relationship with Jesus as Lord. But, parents often wonder if…


Authenticity Anyone?

The longer I walk this earth and parent and spend time with people, the more I realize how desperately we crave authenticity in our relationships.…


40,000 Reasons to Parent Your Child’s Thoughts

My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Let them not escape your sight; keep them within your heart. For they are life to…


Helping Kids Learn to Handle Anger

Everybody gets mad sometimes, and kids are no exception. Anger is natural, but learning how to handle anger will mean stepping away from what is…


Teaching Kids How to Pray

Sometimes God gifts parents with moments when we think, maybe I’m doing okay with this parenting thing. Like a few weeks ago when my son, age seven,…


Can Children Love God?

Hopefully, children experience love and the bonds of love from the time of their birth. Before their first birthday, they have developed smiles and…


Hey Mom, why do they call it Good Friday?

Kids have a lot of questions about Easter. For that matter, so do most of their parents. The Easter story is a tough story to tell kids. I used to…


Good News for Bad Parenting Days

Babies cut teeth and kids get sick. All children forget homework assignments or permission slips, and choose to exert their free will in public at…