February 4, 2019

The following is an excerpt from my interview with Dr. Scott Turansky on my podcast, “You’ve Got This.” Dr. Scott Turansky is the co-founder of the National Center for Biblical Parenting. He holds two masters degrees from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary in Portland Oregon. He also has a doctorate in organizational management and strategic planning from Fuller Theological Seminary. He’s married to Carrie, and has five children and four grandchildren. Scott has been a pastor for more than 30 years…. Read more

February 1, 2019

For some strange reason, a rivalry has sprung up among parents as to which one is better at raising kids–Mom or Dad. Unfortunately, this has triggered arguments and angst, as moms try to get dad to do things “her” way and dads stay content to be regulated as “buddy” to their children. In this week’s video blog, I give four things moms can learn from dads. Trivia is just trivia. It is the thought that counts. The boring stuff can… Read more

January 28, 2019

The following is an excerpt from my interview with Jamie Sumner on my podcast, “You’ve Got This.” Jamie Sumner is the author of Unbound, a nonfiction book on parenting, and the forthcoming middle-grade novel Roll With It (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster). She has also written for the New York Times and the Washington Post, as well as other publications. She lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee. Jamie has a son, Charlie, with cerebral palsy, and boy/girl twins. How do you… Read more

January 25, 2019

By Guest Blogger Lisa Brown Are you feeling discouraged as a parent? Here’s what a discouraged parent may look like, and what things parents tend to get discouraged about. At last, I’ll suggest ideas for you to consider. It’s my hope that you will overcome feelings of discouragement as I describe a perspective on parenting that has helped others and myself. You are not alone if you are feeling discouraged. What does discouragement look like? Discouragement in Raising Kids Parents… Read more

January 21, 2019

As Christian parents, we firmly believe that one of the most important jobs we have is teaching our four children about our faith. For centuries, parents regularly engaged in the practice of systematically teaching their children biblical truths, often from manuals of Christian doctrine called catechisms. But that formal way of educating our children fell out of favor gradually, and today, many Christian families don’t have any form of regular teaching to pass on to their children the essential elements… Read more

January 18, 2019

In this week’s video blog, I discuss four easy ways to create a disobedient child: don’t mean what you say, ignore wrongdoing, especially in public; be inconsistent with discipline; and feel guilty about hurting their feelings.   Read more

January 14, 2019

The following is an excerpt from my interview with Lori Wildenberg on my podcast, You’ve Got This. Don’t we want our life to be neat and not messy? Lori: When we first start having kiddos, we think that if we follow a certain formula it will surely work out properly. But life is lived in the unexpected, isn’t it? And our kids are little humans with human frailties and human strong willed, just like we are. So life gets a… Read more

January 11, 2019

By Guest Blogger Sherry Kyle Every mom has hopes and dreams for herself and for her child. The minute a woman discovers she is pregnant, her mind whirls with possibilities of who her little one is going to be. Maybe the baby will grow up to be a doctor, a lawyer or the next president. Maybe the child will be a famous singer, actor or Olympic athlete. Or maybe the child will be a humanitarian or inventor. As you stare… Read more

January 7, 2019

The following is an excerpt from my interview with Dara Lovitz on my podcast, You’ve Got This. Now, twins. Some people hear that and they think “Oh my goodness, I would just die if I had twins.” Did you feel that way when you learned you were having twins? Dara: No. I was thrilled. I was really excited. There aren’t twins in my immediate family. I had plenty of fears about being pregnant and going into labor, and I thought… Read more

January 1, 2019

New Year’s resolutions by design are made to encourage us to pick up new habits or kick old ones. And that can be a good thing (hello, treadmill!). But instead of resolutions to do better in 2019, let’s focus on making parenting less stressful and more joyful in the coming year. Here are my four easy ways to make parenting easier, plus three practical tips on helping your kids grow. How to Make Parenting Easier Because we all could do… Read more

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