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The Power of a Grandparent’s Story

The Power of a Grandparent’s Story

It’s time somebody said it. Grandparents matter. We step in and dare to tread where even the bravest of parents won’t. We invite those little people to climb in our lap with their damp bottoms and sticky fingers. We listen to endless jokes that have no punchline. We...

Fake It Till You Make It

Fake It Till You Make It

I’ve heard before that when feeling insecure in a new job you just have to “fake it till you make it.” But I seem to have mixed luck with my attempts—especially in my role as a parent. Mostly, I just end up exhausted when I allow insincerity to take over.  I was able...

5 New Rules for Digital Parenting

5 New Rules for Digital Parenting

I’m not a huge fan of exaggeration, so let me say as clearly as I can, “The entire world changes when your kid gets a smart phone.” You think you know, oh you’ve read some articles or heard chit chat at dinner parties, but you have no idea what happens when your...

Coaching Friendship

Coaching Friendship

Imagine a parent of a child you know approaching you. “Can (insert their child’s name) and I speak with you and (insert your child’s name) privately for a minute?” Maybe this kind of “confrontational” conversation raises your blood pressure? I know it raises mine....

Helping Kids Navigate Through Crisis

Helping Kids Navigate Through Crisis

Kara Powell, PhD, co-author of the Right Click: Parenting Your Teenager In A Digital Media World and executive director of Fuller Youth Institute, joins Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy to talk about how to identify the signs your child is struggling and how to respond...

4 Easy Ways to Be a Better Parent

4 Easy Ways to Be a Better Parent

Many jobs come with at least a few personal benefits . . . like vacation or sick days; perhaps a maternity or personal leave option and if you’re lucky, even some personal development opportunities like access to mentors or conferences to help you grow. I’ve always...