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PCL 35: Are Your Kids on Track?

PCL 35: Are Your Kids on Track?

Family counselors David Thomas and Sissy Goff unpack a few ideas in their latest book Are My Kids On Track about how parents can help their kids reach emotional, social, and spiritual milestones through careful guidance. Addressing the differences between boys and girls, they discuss how parents can help kids develop into resilient and resourceful adults, and become comfortable in the process of growth.

Why You Should Push Your Kids Out the Front Door

Why You Should Push Your Kids Out the Front Door

When I was a kid, one of my favorite things to do in the whole world was going with my grandpa to peddle watermelons. Not selling. Peddling. Selling is often fast paced and intense. We peddled. It was slow and laid back. We drove around town in his little white pickup...

How to NOT Become the Distant Dad

How to NOT Become the Distant Dad

So what do you do when your pre-teen or teen doesn’t want to hang out with you as a parent anymore? That can be a hard question to answer. In fact, while there’s a mountain of advice for parents of infants, often parents of pre-teens and teens can end up feeling more...

PCL 34: Using Play to Teach Your Kids Life-Changing Values

PCL 34: Using Play to Teach Your Kids Life-Changing Values

Courtney DeFeo, author of In This House, We Will Giggle, shares how to teach your kids life-changing virtues by doing anything but lecture them. She encourages parents to instead tap into a kid’s love of play and have some lighthearted family fun. When kids are having fun, they don’t even have to know they are learning. Courtney is full of creative ideas on how to get the fun flowing to make a lasting difference in your family.

How To Make The Most of Your Week

How To Make The Most of Your Week

Time. It’s moving fast. It’s limited. We will never have more of it than we already have. So the issue is not how do we get more, but how do we become more intentional about what we have? How can we manage our time strategically to parent beyond our capacity? How...