November 8, 2019

By Guest Blogger Rachel Scott McDaniel We live in a society that’s geared toward selfishness. Just think of some popular slogans— L’Oreal: Because I’m worth it Burger King: Have it your way McDonald’s: I’m loving it. This type of propaganda is everywhere. We’ve become a selfie-nation. So how can we save our children from the daily bombardment that caters to the notion of me, me, me? How can we cultivate a heart of gratitude? Thanksgiving is upon us. This holiday… Read more

November 4, 2019

The following is an excerpt from my interview with Paige Harley on my podcast, “You’ve Got This.” Paige is mediator and divorce transition consultant based in Nashville, Tennessee, but with clients from all over the world. She is child-focused and works with individuals and families navigating the challenging waters of divorce and post-divorce. She is a single mom herself and has been co-parenting her three kids ages 20, 17 and 15 for more than a decade. If interested in working… Read more

November 1, 2019

YouTube beat out TV and video games as the entertainment of choice for the young. With two teenage daughters and two tween sons, I’m not at all surprised with the results of a new Common Sense Media survey that found YouTube is the top choice for this age group. My girls watch an astonishing amount of YouTube videos of their favorite K-pop bands and assorted fans, plus a bunch of YouTube personalities. The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Tweens… Read more

October 29, 2019

  The following is an excerpt from my interview with Shlomo and Rivka Slatkin on my podcast, “You’ve Got This.” Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin is a relationship expert who has helped thousands of couples repair their broken marriages. Together with his wife, Rivka, he is the founder of The Marriage Restoration Project, a global initiative to help keep couples together and happy. Shlomo is a licensed clinical professional counselor, a certified Imago Relationship therapist, a rabbi, and a father of five…. Read more

October 28, 2019

I recently had the opportunity to chat with authors Michelle Medlock Adams and Bethany Jett about their new book, Platinum Faith. How did writing this book increase your own faith? Bethany: The book was hard to write because I had to do some soul-searching and face the reality of where I wasn’t as strong in my faith as I may have thought. It was humbling, for sure! Michelle: Bethany and I joked that as we wrote each chapter, it felt… Read more

October 25, 2019

Kids don’t like to accept blame for their own actions, and some children take that to the extreme and blame everyone but themselves for their mistakes. This mother wants to stop playing the blame game with her son, but has had little luck in moving the needle. That’s when the Godfather Principle comes in handy. Q: My 5-year-old son regularly blames others for his own mistakes,  and for anything that he doesn’t want to do. For example, this morning when… Read more

October 21, 2019

The following is an excerpt from my interview with Mark Perna on my podcast, You’ve Got This. Mark is the founder and CEO of TFS, a full-service strategic communications and consulting firm whose mission is to share and support every client’s passion for making a difference. As an international generational expert, Mark has devoted his career to empowering educators and employers to unleash the tremendous potential of today’s young people. Mark’s best practices have helped parents, schools, districts, businesses and… Read more

October 18, 2019

For some reason, hot cultural topics can be difficult for parents to navigate. This mom wants some guidance on how to talk to her children from a Christian perspective about gay marriage. Q: I’m looking for some guidance on how to talk to my young children (ages 6 and 9) about gay marriage. My kids just informed me that their art teacher is a girl who just married a girl. We are Christians and believe that marriage is only between… Read more

October 14, 2019

The following is an excerpt from my interview with John Rosemond on my podcast, You’ve Got This. John has worked with families, children, and parents since 1971 in the field of family psychology. John holds a master’s in psychology degree from Western Illinois University, and remains licensed as a family psychologist in North Carolina. He devotes his time to speaking and writing. John is syndicated in approximately 225 newspapers nationwide. He has written 11 best-selling parenting books. He is also… Read more

October 11, 2019

When a child returns to a misbehavior, it’s wise for a parent to do a little detective work to figure out if there’s a concrete reason for the change. Q: Our son who is almost 5 went back to throwing tantrums and have started hitting on a few occasions again. We’re wondering if he’ll ever stop. We have put him back on the 30 sticker program with restrictions. I just need to clarify the restrictions for my son’s continual tantrums… Read more

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