Welcome! I’m Laura Kuehn, founder and owner of Cornerstones for Parents. CfP is the place where I get to combine some of my favorite things: God’s word, writing, and supporting parents. My heart has always been for CfP to be a ministry to families seeking to raise their children in the Lord.
I am a licensed therapist and author of More Than a Conqueror: A Christian Kid’s Guide to Winning the War on Worry. I currently provide online therapy to women and moms living in Connecticut (you can learn more about that here).
My husband and I have been married for 25 years and have two children. 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. Sign up for my monthly newsletter to get a free e-book to learn more. This workbook will help you work through the framework in just 5 days, leaving you feeling refreshed and encouraged.
Five Pillars of Christian Parenting
1. Seek to understand your children
I believe it is helpful for parents to have a basic understanding of child development and temperament 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. Foster connection
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. Create discipleship opportunities
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 misbehavior
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, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker