Author: Reggie Joiner

Why It’s Important to Have Family Traditions

What does your family do during the holidays? How do you plan to celebrating July 4th together as a family? How important do you think it is to establish traditions for your family that become memories?  Experts claim that good traditions are healthy for kids. There is an intrinsic value in creating traditions for your children Click To Tweet • Traditions can give children a sense of security. It is important to establish some things for your family that will be consistent when everything else is constantly changing. • Traditions can build a bond between family members. Spending quality time...

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How to Measure Success as a Parent

Some things are so routine, you don’t even have to think about them. Like . . . eating a sandwich. watching the news. brushing your teeth. driving a car. But in less time than it takes to do any of these, a parent can. . .touch the heart of a child forever! Be careful how you measure success. It’s not what you learn about your kids. Our culture is saturated with parenting resources that educate us about family issues. Most books and materials end up in a box or on a shelf. Every parent struggles with how to assimilate...

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Advice I’d Give Myself If I Were Starting Over as a Dad

This is going to sound strange, but I do wonder sometimes if God got it backwards when it comes to parenting. I’m not really questioning God’s wisdom, so don’t respond with a super-spiritual answer to correct my logic, just let me think out loud for a few minutes. Why did I start out as a dad during the busiest and hardest years of my life? I became a parent like a lot of you, while I was still trying to figure out who I was, build a career, manage a minimal income, establish a healthy marriage, etc. It seems...

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Fight For The Heart

Hannah is our first-born daughter, and she has a lot of leadership potential. That’s just another way of saying that she challenged the process a lot growing up in our house. I distinctively remember having a conversation with her one night when I was tucking her into bed. It was one of those days when there had been a lot of conflict, and she had gotten in about as much trouble as a five year old can. For some reason I was compelled to ask her a question right before I turned out the lights. I said, “Do you...

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Raising A Kind Person

So how kind have your kids been lately? That is one of your goals as a parent right? Along with a good education, health, financial autonomy, faith in God, you hope your kids will be nice, at least some of the time. That’s because most of us believe life in general just works better when everyone is treating each other kinder. It definitely makes your home a little more pleasant. Actually being kind, like other positive character qualities, makes you not only happy, but it also makes you healthy. According to one scientist, David Hamilton, kindness changes the brain,...

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