Welcome! I am so glad you stopped by. My name is Laura Kuehn and I am the founder and owner of Cornerstones for Parents. This is the place where I get to combine some of the things I love most: God’s word, writing, and parenting. I am passionate about helping people see how relevant God’s word is to every day life.
As a licensed clinical social worker with a specialization in children and families, I love working with parents to equip them with insights, tools, and most of all, hope. I enjoy leading parenting classes, freelance writing on the topics of parenting and faith, and am the author of an upcoming faith-based anxiety workbook for children.
My husband and I have been married for 24 years and have two children: a teenage daughter and a young adult son. I know first-hand the exhilarating highs and hand-wringing lows of parenting. I also understand the importance of having support along the way. There is no higher calling than that of a parent.
My approach to Christian parenting has Five Pillars that build upon a foundation of faith.
The 5 Pillars of Christian Parenting
1. Know your kids
I believe it is essential for parents to have a basic understanding of child development in general as well as insights into the personalities that make each of their children unique. This information allows parents to tailor interventions and expectations appropriately. It also facilitates deep and meaningful connection.
2. Connect with your kids
A healthy parent-child relationship is one that is built upon connection. This is achieved through affirmation, quality (and quantity!) time, and an exploration of mutual interests. This foundational connection is the backbone for effective discipleship and discipline.
3. Disciple your kids
Most often, parenting is viewed as a job solely focused on discipline. But for the Christian parent, the job is so much more. Sharing the hope of Jesus in kid-friendly ways, living out the gospel message in every day life, and creating a culture of discipleship gives children a solid foundation upon which they can build their faith.
4. Train and correct your kids
I believe that discipline has two components: training and correction. Training involves proactive teaching, mentoring, and modeling of the Fruits of the Spirit. For Christian parents, correction is not about punishment, but rather focuses on the heart of the child, repentance, and restoration.
5. Create a support network
Raising children is no easy task. God has called us to live in community because we need one another to share our burdens. I believe the biggest key to feeling confident as a parent is support. We all need regular encouragement and gentle nudges to keep at it.
As you look over my site, you will find that my articles are arranged into these five broad categories. You will also find a few parenting tools and free printables that I have created to help you build your family up.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. I would love to hear from you. And don’t forget to sign up for my monthly newsletter and get a free ebook on how to refresh your parenting in just 5 days!
Blessings to you and yours,
Laura Kuehn, MSW, LCSW