4 tips for raising teens

4 Tips for Raising Teens

Raising teens is not an easy task. A lot of teen families are struggling right now. There are ways to bridge the gaps. Here are some tips to assist you in that process…

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Thanksgiving Peace

4 Tips to Thanksgiving Peace

Thanksgiving is not just another dinner. It’s not just another holiday that we tolerate. It’s an experience and a gift we can give to ourselves and others. We never know what next year will bring and who may be missing from our table.

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Chores: Want to Stop Fighting with Your Kids?

There are many creative ways to gain the cooperation of our children without manipulating, intimidating or controlling them. While those tactics may appear to be a battle won in that moment, it will end in you losing the war … a healthy relationship with your child.

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Single Parents: A Day in Their Life

If you are not a single parent, I hope this article will give you a window into the world of single parenting. Unless you have done it, it’s really hard to know what it’s like. That being said, I thought I would give you a peek! Here is a 5-minute adventure into what it might be like to live in the shoes of a single parent:

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Forgiveness in your Parent Child Relationship

Most of us don’t think of forgiveness in terms of parenting. Parents love unconditionally; it’s natural for us. Yet, how often do we dislike a certain behavior in our child or feel disrespected or even get mad at ourselves (or our spouse) for how we handled a situation? Those things add up and they create walls which separate us from our family.

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destination is love

The Destination is Love

Remember that you are a guide. We are here to give our children roots, challenge them to grow and give them resources to succeed and contribute in life. There are a lot of ups and downs along the way. Teach them how to travel that road with grace.

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Parenting is not about being Perfect

Some might think if their strategy worked with child #1, they can use that same strategy with child #2. Great idea! Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work. In fact, rarely. No matter how many children you have, no two ever seem to be the same. There are no shortcuts.

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