Critical parenting traits for an uncertain world

Parenting is a mammoth task.  There are so many philosophies around being a mother or father that it’s easy to get confused at every turn.  In this article, I will explore 4 critical traits you can develop to enhance your parenting. The way our parents […]

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3 HELPFUL WAYS TO DISCIPLINE YOUR KIDS

“Discipline sounds hard.  I’m not sure what to do.”  Do these thoughts sound familiar?  We show love to our children through disciplining them well.  But how do you actually do it? Discipline well through the ages and stages What age is your child at? In […]

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5 inspiring tips to discipline your children

How can your children know that you really love them?  One of the ways is to discipline them in love as you raise them.  Parents show their love for their children by guiding them through the ups and downs of life. Do not handicap your […]

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Teens, slang and the world wide web

Every generation has its own slang, a language unique to that grouping of teens.  I was part of GenX, we loved grunge music and used words like ‘lank’ and rad’. Cellphones and the world-wide web were not part of our world.  Our’s was talking on […]

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How to listen to your child’s heart language

Your children are speaking to you all the time, they are just not using words.  Nor do they necessarily speak a language that we can understand – we need to listen a little closer. With a little practice and care, you can read your child’s […]

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Talk about life issues with your kids

How much time do you think parents spend talking to their children in a day?  It’s less than you think.  Some statistics indicate that many parents spend less than 7 minutes per day engaging in meaningful conversation with their children. It’s not about how many hours […]

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Discipline can be discipleship

“My seven-year old is struggling with anger and is fighting with everyone, even at school.”  My teenager keeps on telling me:  “‘You doesn’t like me, you only like my baby brother’ and then she uses that to manipulate me into doing what she wants.”  “My […]

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Mothers of our world

In ancient times, mothers in the East were looked upon with great respect, especially the mothers of kings. Proverbs 1:8–9 (NLT) says: “My child, listen when your father corrects you. Don’t neglect your mother’s instruction. What you learn from them will crown you with grace […]

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The art of paying attention

Being a parent is sometimes a bit like being a DJ.  Think about it for a moment.  If you have more than one child, chances are that once they hit school going age, you will find yourself juggling so many things at the same time.  […]

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Trust your instincts when it comes to your kids

Trust your instincts when it comes to parenting your children – it’s called ‘momstincts’. A while back, I wrote a blog post about their being no perfect parents and in my book, Parenting with Courage, I explored what it looks like to be the mother […]

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