This story gives us hope for the youth of America. …
Insight for Today's culture
We cherish comfort as a culture. But in an effort to create comfortable lives for their families, are some parents guilty of sheltering their kids too much?
The discomfort of discipline helps guide us toward healthier decisions in the future. While there is nothing wrong with trying to keep our kids from painful experiences, consequences for bad behavior are a discomfort that most kids would be better off experiencing.
Have you noticed a change in your teenager lately? Has there been a change in attitude or a new lack of interest in spiritual things?
Well, music and spiritual matters are deeply connected. Maybe it's time to check if your child’s changes in attitude or spiritual interests intersect with changes in his or her taste in music. …
How should parents react when they come across a movie or TV show in which some of the characters live in a sinful lifestyle? Some might brush it off as a small detail or ignore it completely.
While this might be the easy thing to do, repeatedly ignoring the glorification of sinful living can actually start desensitizing us or our kids to the weight of sin. Maybe instead of ignoring these situations, we can use them as teachable moments.
Any honest parent will admit to the sting involved when we’re told we have room for improvement in the way we’re raising our kids. Even the so-called “parenting professionals” will admit that there’s always room for their own improvement if they’re being honest. Perfect parenting is the noble yet elusive pursuit that, though we know we can never attain this side of heaven, we keep striving for anyway.
The realization of our need for help can be humbling—especially when, even after experiencing residential treatment for our kids, our best striving has fallen flat. Though never perfect, effective parenting is intentional parenting; it is not by …
There are two paramount responsibilities that parents have. One is to keep their children safe from harm, the other is to allow their children to grow into responsible men and women of character.
Unfortunately, in an attempt to fulfill the first responsibility, many parents protect their kids from any negative feelings at all. This often shields their kids from the very consequences that build character and responsibility.
From the beginning of a pregnancy, mothers play a unique role in the lives of their children. Moms have the responsibility of carrying and delivering every child that is brought into this world.
For new or veteran parents who are expecting a child, I would suggest considering the role of the mother in those early years very carefully. When you consider having children, consider the unique roles of each, mom and dad.