Welcome to Cornerstones for Parents! Over the past decade, I have written more than 200 articles on this site aimed at helping Christian parents build up their families on the one, true Cornerstone, Jesus Christ.
My approach to Christian parenting has 5 pillars that build upon this foundation:
Become a student of your children and child behavior in general. It’s so important to have a basic understanding of child development as well as the unique personalities that God has given each of your children. This information allows you to tailor your parenting and expectations appropriately.
Build a strong connection and healthy relationship with your children. Parents need to understand how to affirm their children, develop mutual interests, and establish trust and respect. It is out of this relationship that effective discipline can occur.
Intentionally teach your children about Jesus and foster a personal relationship with Him. Our children need to know God’s word as it is a solid foundation upon which to build their faith. They need to understand the boundless love of God in age-appropriate language.
4. Train and Correct
Pro-actively train your children and re-actively correct. Discipline is not only about correcting misbehavior, but also about using every opportunity to teach children how they can live out the fruits of the Spirit.
5. Get Support
Create a support and accountability network. Raising children is no easy task and requires encouragement and gentle nudges to keep at it.
As you look over my site, you will find that my articles are arranged into these broad categories. You will also find a few parenting tools and free printables that I have created to help you build your family up.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with a specialization in children and families. I have experience as a child and family therapist and as a parent educator. I am also a freelance writer and author of an upcoming anxiety workbook for children.
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!
Blessings to you and yours,
Laura Kuehn, MSW, LCSW