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The Freedom We Celebrate

The Freedom We Celebrate

I grew up in Northern Virginia. It’s important to note the “northern” part. Because Northern Virginia is a different world from the rest of the state. We consider ourselves an extension of Washington DC. The pace where life is faster, the obsession over politics is...

6 Ways to Meet Your Toddler’s Needs

6 Ways to Meet Your Toddler’s Needs

Toddlers get a bad rap. Sure they whine and throw tantrums. But can you blame them? There’s a lot going on in those pint-sized bodies. By age two, your little one will grow to half their adult height—something they’ll spend the next two decades reaching. And their...

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...