At What Point did Laughter Become a Problem? (A Little Friday Funny)

I don’t usually post stuff like this. Cats, dogs, and babies always seem a bit below the belt for a Friday Funny. But this is such a rich emotional experience. I couldn’t resist. If you have kids this probably happened to you a few times–the first full on belly laugh. The kid just goes for [Read More...]

How to Talk to Your Children About God (Rainy Day Repost)

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It’s pouring down rain in Kansas City, so here’s a little rainy day repost from a little over a year ago. The post was developed from questions I have gotten over the years from parents in my church who are trying their best to pass along their faith to their children. They don’t want to [Read More...]

Negligent Parents, Lawbreaking Kids: Stunning Article on Parental Accountability

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LZ Granderson writes a weekly column for CNN, and this week’s entry was stunning. Granderson laments the lack of accountability for the parents of children who commit horrible, unspeakable crimes. He begins, “A detail in the fatal shooting of 14-year-old Shaaliver Douse by a New York Police Department officer earlier this month has been stopping [Read More...]

Watching Your Kids Fail: What Baseball is Teaching Me About Parenting

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I read a great article on kids sports and parenting at Slate yesterday subtitled, “How baseball encourages bad parenting – and how you can support your kids on the diamond without driving them crazy.” I read this article thinking that this guy was in my head. Both of my kids are playing a ton of [Read More...]

Great Kids Have Parents Who Do This Well…

While I’m not sure great is a category into which we should be putting kids, I get Donald Miller’s point. He wrote a really interesting blog post this week & it’s been helping me as I approach my kids. He wrote: Secretly (until now), I’ve noticed a common theme amongst well-adjusted kids. The theme seems to be [Read More...]

Best Parental Advice Ever: “You Cannot Be Anything You Want to Be When You Grow Up”

I think one of the cruelest things we tell our children is that they can be anything they want to be when they grow up. That speech pattern arises from a people who are more defined by radical individualism than the gospel. To tell our children they can do anything they want to do, be [Read More...]


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