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It’s All In Your Head : Taming Negative Thoughts on Parenting

About 50,000 thoughts pass through our minds each day. FIFTY THOUSAND. I suspect that number is even higher for parents of preschoolers! It’s true that many of these thoughts are… Read More

Character and Values | Imagine The End | Special Topics

Why Showing Kindness to Your Spouse Matters to Your Kids

My wife and I worked with teenagers for many years, and one of the skills we learned was to ask great questions, which often lead to great conversations. Now we… Read More

Character and Values | Imagine The End

Celebrate Kindness: Random Acts of Kindness Day Ideas

What's more important to you as a parent: How happy your kids are? How well your kids achieve? Or what about how kind they are to others? According to the Making… Read More

Fight For The Heart

How to Lose (and Gain) Influence as a Parent

Every parent wants influence, and while a parent is the greatest influence in a child's life, that influence can wax and wane with the seasons.  In fact, a lot of… Read More

Fight For The Heart | Middle School (6th-8th)

10 Tips to Connect with Your Teenager

Time flies fast from elementary to college age, so get ready to change your parenting habits. Every child seems to move in warp speed toward the teenage years. I was… Read More

Character and Values

3 Ways to Teach Your Kids to be Servant-Hearted

As parents, we all want our kids to grow up to be compassionate, generous adults who serve others well. And if you watch your kids closely, you’ll see evidence of… Read More

Character and Values | Imagine The End

How to Cure the “Gimmees”

If there was an essential oil to cure “the gimmees”—the incessant greed and want my kids have for something more—I would buy it, sell it and be an essential oil… Read More

Special Topics

4 Ways to Show Your Kids Marriage Can Seriously Be Fun

This is a question I often ask myself as well as couples I work with. On the one hand, I hate it. The question implies that if my marriage isn’t… Read More

Family Life | Make It Personal

3 Ways to Avoid Yelling at Your Kids

I yelled at my little one the day after Christmas. Talk about a way to land the jolliest season, right? I know, I kind of jumped right into this thing, but… Read More

Family Life | Make It Personal

Do as I Say, Not as I Do

Have the words “Because I said so” ever come out of your mouth? This “quick fix” answer we sometimes give our kids when they ask “Why?” can ultimately undermine our… Read More