Connection is essential for effective parenting. Here we explore a variety of ways you can connect with your child at every stage of development.
Category - Connect
These articles will help you connect to your children, deepen your relationship, broach sensitive topics, and just have fun together.
Make this Christmas a Birthday Party!
We might be the ones who get gifts on Christmas, but let's not forget whose birthday it really is. Here are 7 tips to make Christmas a proper birthday party this year.
Teaching Acceptance Through Story Time: A Review of Parker the Purple Penguin
Picture books are a wonderful tool that parents can use to instill values in their children. Here we review a new children's book that can be used to address prejudice in an age appropriate way.
How to Parent Teens: Quick Tips for Christian Parents
If you are just entering the teen years, it can feel overwhelming. Arm yourself with the basics with these 5 tips for Christian parents.
Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus: A Christian Parent’s Response
Pandemics spread more than viruses. Let's dig into God's word and calm our weary souls so we can spread peace instead of panic to our children.
How to Talk to Your Children about People with Disabilities
This article explores how to talk with your children about people with disabilities. Your kids may have some tough questions. This article will give you some tips on how to address those questions. Dedicated to my sweet Uncle Walt.
How to Comfort a Hurting Child -Lessons from the Book of Job
How can parents help a hurting child? The book of Job provides great guidelines on what you can do and what you should avoid.
How to Parent a Teenager – Tips from the Bible
It can be tempting to disengage from our teens. Nehemiah has some tips on how to parent a teenager. Includes resources.
How to Address “Dating Evangelism” – Tips from the Book of Ezra
What is a parent to do or say when their child wants to date a non-Christian? Here we address the idea of "dating evangelism" with some insights from the book of Ezra.
Serving God as a Family – A Guide from 1 Chronicles
Modern churches seem to fracture families. If we take a look at 1 Chronicles 24-27, we see that families served together. Let's reconsider how we do church and how families can serve the Lord together.
Preparing to Launch Teens into Young Adulthood – Tips from the Book of Joshua
Launching teens into young adulthood can be a tenuous task but God's word gives us some tips on how we can effectively support and navigate this stage.
How to Celebrate Christmas with a Jesse Tree Advent Calendar
Celebrate this Christmas season with a Jesse Tree. Free printable and instructions included!
Christian Parenting: Talking to Kids about Premarital Sex
Talking to your children about the problems with premarital sex doesn't have to be hard. Use this simple anaolgy to get the conversation going.
Problem Solving with Kids Using the Miracle Question
Try this effective technique for partnering with your child to find solutions to the problems you face in your home.
Getting to the Heart of Thanksgiving
While it is important to be thankful for our material blessings, as believers, we have something much more foundational for which we can be thankful. Let's make it our aim to get to the heart of Thanksgiving this year.
Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?
As a Chirstian parent, do you struggle with Halloween? Here we will explore some biblical guidelines to help you discern God's will about this issue for your family.
Praying for Your Children: A Free Printable
A free printable filled with simple prayers you can offer to the Lord on behalf of your children.
Tips for Technology and Media in Christian Families
Here are 7 tips to help parents make decisions about how to use technology and media in Christian families.