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

Parenting Is More Than Behavior Modification

By Josh Zeichik, CAP® Photo by Victoria Borodinova from Pexels If we were to stop and scan the scriptures for advice on parenting, one of the themes that would stick out is that God is concerned about the state of our hearts, rather than simply behavior modification. I think we have all been there. Your … Continue reading Parenting Is More Than Behavior Modification

Teaching Your Kids to UNDERSTAND (Rather Than Fear) Sin

by Beth Nyhart Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels Christian parents have a lot on their plate. There’s the everyday responsibilities of keeping a child alive, loved, educated, and set up for adulthood. But above all, we carry the weight of responsibility to make sure they know the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ. … Continue reading Teaching Your Kids to UNDERSTAND (Rather Than Fear) Sin

Forget “The Talk,” Mama Bears. It’s all about Discipleship

by Amy Davison Photo by Dick Scholten from Pexels A few weeks back, our Facebook page had a flurry of comments suggesting great sources to use when you have “the talk” with your kiddos. (And our executive director, Lindsey, just had this exact conversation with her oldest girls, so trust us when we at Team … Continue reading Forget “The Talk,” Mama Bears. It’s all about Discipleship

What Should I Do When My Kid Says, “I’m Not Going to Church?” by Brad M. Griffin

Photo by Julia M Cameron from Pexels “I’m not going to church.” Perhaps you’ve heard those words in your own home, from the mouth of your teenager. Or maybe you’re a leader who’s heard it from a young person declaring that they’re done with church. We often hear from parents that they aren’t sure what … Continue reading What Should I Do When My Kid Says, “I’m Not Going to Church?” by Brad M. Griffin

Conversations Between Parents and Teenagers by Susan Oh Cha

Preparing to converse: at baseline Photo by cottonbro from Pexels If you’re a parent, you might recognize the following scripts: Parent: How was your day? Teen: Fine (as he walks off to his room). Parent: Who are you texting? Teen: No one (as she continues to look down and type). Parent: (After observing her teen … Continue reading Conversations Between Parents and Teenagers by Susan Oh Cha