PL Category: Kids

Kids: The Potential of Saying No, Part One

I don’t know about you, but I love giving my kids special gifts and being able to say “yes” to fun things. Part of what I look forward to as a parent is being able to say “yes” to all the things I didn’t get to have or do when I was growing up. The…

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Kids: Disrespectful Speech and Attitudes, Part Two

“Watch your attitude!” “I better not hear that come out of your mouth again!” Are those things you feel like you say too often around your home? Do you feel like you are the point of no return with your children’s speech and attitude? You are going to love this month’s parenting video we are…

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Kids: Disrespectful Speech and Attitudes, Part One

I trust your month is going well and things are going great with your family. I am excited to be sending out another great parenting video for this month. I hope these videos have been helpful and an encouragement. This month’s video is about the Disrespectful Speech and Attitudes. Just like the crazy weather outside,…

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Kids: No Perfect Parent, Part Two

What is your definition of a perfect parent? A parent who knows exactly the right way to raise a confident, responsible child, who excels in school, is an amazing friend, loves Jesus, is kind and compassionate, and never argues? If this kind of parent exists, I’d sure like to meet him or her. The reality…

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Kids: No Perfect Parent, Part One

This month’s video, “No Perfect Parent,” discusses how there is no parent who is perfect—and that perfection is not the goal in parenting. According to Karl Pillemer, Ph.D., in parenting, sometimes “the perfect can get in the way of the good.” Pillemer writes, “Most parents hold themselves up to some kind of perfect standard when…

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Kids: The Power of Empathy, Part Two

Teaching your child empathy is a gift that you can pass on that will not only be a blessing to your child but to other relationships in their life when they are adults. There is a verse in the book of Micah that says, “And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly…

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Kids: The Power of Empathy, Part One

Our topic in this month’s Online Parenting Class is The Power of Empathy. Children are not naturally empathetic, but that doesn’t mean it is not something they can’t learn. Empathy is different than sympathy. Sympathy expresses concern for people while remaining at a distance. Empathy requires a person imagine themselves as the other person. The…

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Kids: Combating Shame, Part Two

We are talking about Combating Shame in this month’s Online Parenting Class video. Consider the following. Mitch Abblett writes, “A 2011 study in Psychological Bulletin by researchers at Syracuse University and St. John Fisher College indicated a link between peoples’ experience of shame and symptoms of major depression and a stronger link for shame than…

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Kids: Combating Shame, Part One

As Christian parents, I’m sure one of your goals is to raise children who can stand firm in a world that is surrounded by darkness. But it’s tough! Let’s face it. The world is, quite simply, not nice. People are lost, and lost people are raising kids. These kids are in your kids’ social circles….

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Kids: Parenting Yourself, Part Two

We’ve been talking in this month’s Online Parenting Class about Parenting Yourself so you can be a better parent to your child. Bryant McGill wrote in his book Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life, “Taking care of yourself is the most powerful way to begin to take care of others.” What a powerful…

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