How to Balance Parenting and Working From Home

By Jackson Greer Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels Balancing parenting and working from home might seem daunting. But each day presents an opportunity to display love to your kids. Megan was well into her first month learning how to balance parenting and working from home. Some days, her virtual meetings were interrupted by the … Continue reading How to Balance Parenting and Working From Home

Navigating Dark Themes in Literature – How to Guide Your Kids

By Jackson Greer Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Even though your kid might be assigned a book with dark themes, there is hope for guiding them along in their journey. When it comes to books, how dark is too dark? It’s no secret that dark themes permeate culture, and literature is hardly an exception. … Continue reading Navigating Dark Themes in Literature – How to Guide Your Kids

4 Steps to Teaching Your Child Emotional Control

By Todd Cartmell Photo by Anna Shvets from Pexels With your guidance and practice, your kids can learn to control their emotions. Here are four steps for helping your children regain the upper hand when intense emotions threaten to spiral out of control. Emotional control can be a little bit like a shootout in the … Continue reading 4 Steps to Teaching Your Child Emotional Control

Understanding and Encouraging Opposite-Sex Friendships

By John Trent Photo by Kindel Media from Pexels While there are challenges to opposite-gender friendships, there are also genuine benefits if you position your son or daughter to have these types of friendships. Imagine this: You and your son are walking up to the door of a friend’s house. Both of you are excited … Continue reading Understanding and Encouraging Opposite-Sex Friendships

6 Ways to Respond to a Strong-Willed Child

By Danny Huerta, PsyD, MSW, LCSW, LSSW Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels Raising strong-willed children can be demanding, but it’s also incredibly gratifying. When taught with patience and firm, loving guidance, they can become life-changing leaders. Have you ever pictured the apostle Paul as a strong-willed child during his early years? Have you ever … Continue reading 6 Ways to Respond to a Strong-Willed Child

Understanding the Myths of Gender Identity and Transgenderism

By Glenn T. Stanton Male and female are not what we feel we are, but what we actually are. Help your kids sort the truth from fiction regarding transgenderism because transgenderism doesn't physically exist. Your child comes home from school one day, and you ask how the day went. However, you weren’t expecting a discussion … Continue reading Understanding the Myths of Gender Identity and Transgenderism

Raising your child to be kind in a divisive world: Three ways to cultivate a selfless mindset

Written by Molly Stillman Published on https://www.christianparenting.org/articles/raising-your-child-to-be-kind-in-a-divisive-world-three-ways-to-cultivate-a-selfless-mindset/ Photo by cottonbro from Pexels Every parent says life totally changes the moment your first child is born. I can confirm that this is 10,000 percent accurate. My entire perspective on life and the world shifted upside down the moment my daughter entered the world in 2013 and … Continue reading Raising your child to be kind in a divisive world: Three ways to cultivate a selfless mindset

When your child has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder

Written by Kathy Hoopmann Published on https://www.christianparenting.org/articles/when-your-child-has-been-diagnosed-with-autism-spectrum-disorder/ The church was packed. The music was loud. Lily clasped her hands over her ears and started to shake. Her father gave her a pair of earphones and took her outside where Lily waved her hands in front of her eyes and slowly calmed down. Two boys came … Continue reading When your child has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder

The Five Senses of Connection

By Ted Stackpole Photo by Nathan Cowley from Pexels Welcoming foster children into our home has caused Angie and me to work harder at building a connection with our kids and showing them they have value in God’s eyes. That’s why we intentionally use sensory experiences to let them know we care. I will never … Continue reading The Five Senses of Connection