Category Archives: Parenting Groups

10 things teens don’t want from communication

Communicating with teens can be tricky. Don’t panic. It’s fairly normal (though not the same with every teen). You might not agree with everything in the list of “don’ts” below, but it makes for good reflection and discussion. The journey … Continue reading

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Parenting isn’t about you

Parents must be willing to start with their own hearts if they want to be used by God to help transform the hearts of their children. Continue reading

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Four approaches to parenting

What is your parenting style? take a closer look at four approaches to parenting. Continue reading

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How childhood experiences become enemies of true love

Fear and control function as a kind of glue that cements past and present with a strong potential of ruining the future. Continue reading

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Four kinds of children and parents

Over the years, I’ve observed four kinds of children in dysfunctional homes. Consider your approach to parenting and the possible affects it has on your children. Continue reading

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One of the most challenging tasks of my life

What made it a difficult task was my decision to write it without “Christianese” and with only two Bible verses at the end of the book. Continue reading

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Stay informed and equipped to counsel others

The 18-Year Factor: How our upbringing affects our lives and relationships. Continue reading

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10 Property laws of a toddler

Where did we get this sense of ownership from? Continue reading

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Do positives conceal negatives?

The laid-back person turns out to be lazy. The playful person proves to be immature. The confident one turns out to be arrogant. Continue reading

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10 goals for parents

Discuss with other parents ways to build the 10 positive traits without allowing them to become the negatives.
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