Empathy in Parenting

This was a great podcast by Mark Labberton, Kara Powell, and Steve Argue (all from Fuller Seminary). Their research has shown the different landscape that our kids are growing up in: economic challenges, social media, technology, vocational pressures. One reminder I needed to hear was how difficult it is to parent. It takes much more…

First Day of School: Prayers and Hopes

Many are starting school today (this week, this month).  We dropped our boys off and just like that, they’re off to learning and growing.  Here are some things I am praying and hoping for; not just for my kids but for all who are starting the school year. *For Parenting Wisdom:  I am grateful for…

The Real Reason Why Kids Fidget

“In order for children to learn, they need to be able to pay attention. In order for them to pay attention, we need to let them move.”

The Parenting Paradigm

Our parenting is a product of our upbringing.  Like it or not.  The gift of knowing this dynamic is that we can reflect and learn from it, as well as add new tools to our parenting tool belt. I recently came across the following graph on parenting: Diana Baumrind, a child development psychologist, came  up…

The Best Ways to Teach Kids to Read

The Best Ways to Teach Kids to Read Four way to create a reading passion with your kids.  It will take patience, persistence, and commitment.

Don’t Blame Others

This is a great passage of what salvation and life in the Kingdom of God looks like.  It’s a picture of someone trying to manage their life.  How to get along with God, self, and others. These are good words to share with my son’s.  This is my prayer for them today; that they’d grow…