What is the most effective parenting tool you have? Parenting tools (like time out and ignoring) are important tools to have. But if we miss the most foundational tools of all, we will only be scratching the surface. Here we will explore the first of these two Christian parenting essentials.
Category - Encouragement
These articles offer biblical encouragement to help you keep at the hard work of parenting as well as gentle nudges to take a closer look at yourself and your patterns.
What's the emotional climate like in your home right now? For good or bad, Mom's moods can have a big impact on the overall emotional environment in the home.
Training wheels are great for helping a child move from a tricycle to a two-wheeler. But as I learned this past weekend, training wheels can hold a child back if used too long. Are there other areas of life in which we inadvertently hold our kids back? Join me as we seek to find the balance between...
Pain. Hardship. Struggles. These are all things that we try to avoid. But if you find yourself in the midst of a trial, there may be more good in it than you thought.
Parenting is not an easy job - it is hard work. It is also *heart* work. Keeping the right focus can help us parent the part of our kids that has eternal value: the heart.
Parenting is a high stakes job. Our emotions, hopes and fears get all wrapped up in it. This level of intensity can have some negative side effects - like losing your temper. If you have ever struggled with anger outbursts, read on to find out what you can do in the aftermath as well as some ideas...
We know we are supposed to be consistent as parents, but what does that really mean? Is there a "right" or "wrong" way to implement consistency? Read on to find out.
Parents today are a nervous bunch. We are constantly second-guessing ourselves and wondering if we are doing it "right." "Because I told you so" has become a frowned-upon parental response. But are there times when it might be appropirate? Here we explore the answer.
Are you going through a tough time? Do you want to shout, like the disciples did in their wave-torn boat, "Don't you care about me at all God?" If so, read on for comfort and encouragement. You will find He has been with you all along.
This is our last in a series of three articles on the basics of Christian parenting. Here we will explore the different traps that well-meaning Christian parents can fall into.
Our first in a series of three articles on the basics of Christian parenting. Here we address the main goals and objectives of a Christian parent.
Of course you love your child, but maybe circumstances are such that you don't like him much right now. Find out what you can do to rekindle your feelings of connection and compassion towards your child.
Do you find yourself comparing your personality or parenting skills to others? How can you accept who God has made you to be? Here are some simple truths that will hopefully encourage you as a parent and child of God.
Do you find yourself losing your cool with your kids more often than you would like? Christian parents can find the key to self-control in God's word. Here we will explore His solution to this not-so-uncommon parenting struggle.
Get some peace back into your life with these 5 simple things you can do to decrease the everyday stress that comes with raising kids.
Here we will go through 10 of the most common parenting mistakes and how to avoid them.
We all have children who demonstrate a behavior we would like to change. Sometimes change needs to start with us, the parents. Here we will go through some New Year's Resolutions you can make to start your new year off right.
For those who struggle with fear, God has a simple but powerful solution.