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The Importance of Clarity

The Importance of Clarity

A year ago, we moved to a new house in the center of our neighborhood. Located on one of the main roads, it’s a perfect spot to watch the world go by. In addition to offering dozens of opportunities to connect with neighbors, it’s also a really interesting place to...

Ready or Not

Ready or Not

Fresh out of college, my son’s first grade teacher vibrated with enthusiasm for her students. She wore a constant smile, too. I liked her. I liked her so much that I volunteered to be Room Mom. And then we had our first parent/teacher conference where she looked me in...

Kids and Screen Time

Kids and Screen Time

After over twenty years of working with teens, I find myself in a very interesting place. I’m now a parent of two teens and a third who, because of his older siblings, believes he’s a teen. And, though I never ever thought parenting would be easy for me, I did think...

PCL 78: How to Raise Confident Kids

PCL 78: How to Raise Confident Kids

How to listen: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | SoundCloud | TuneIn Mike Tiemann, large group director for 252 Kids at The reThink Group, joins host, Kristen Ivy, to talk about how to instill confidence — yet maintain humility — in kids in today’s episode of...

How to Measure Success as a Parent

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...