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the masks we love to wear

Widen The Circle

The Masks We Love to Wear

When the whole world is working hard to promote notions of what perfect parenting looks like, putting on a mask can be really tempting. Read More

Celebrations

How to Make the Most of Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, make sure you have at least one meaningful (and enjoyable!) moment with your kids. Block out a few hours or a whole day to enjoy age-old family traditions… Read More
3 ways to help kids push past fear

Character and Values

3 Ways To Help Your Kid Push Past Fear

I'm going to guess you wish you had a little more courage as an adult, and maybe even as a parent. We all do. Fear isn't just an emotion, it's… Read More
5 Ways to Build Rapport with the leaders in your kid's life

Social Life | Tribes Over Time

5 Ways to Build Rapport with the Leaders in Your Kid’s Life

Having a good relationship with your kid’s leader is tricky. It will look different at every age, with every kid, and with every leader. But, as a long-time small group… Read More

Character and Values | Middle School (6th-8th)

Helping Preteens Discover Courage

Preteens are feeling caught in their schedule, their access to culture, and the pressure to succeed. And the expectations placed on them are often too unrealistic for them to handle.… Read More
Raising Worry Free girls

Mental Health | Middle School (6th-8th)

What’s Worrying Our Girls

When your daughter has a little help, a lot of empowerment, and a foundational faith, worries don’t have to carry the same power in her life. It’s how you and… Read More
I Want Therapy for My family

Mental Health

I Want Therapy For My Family

I go to therapy and I am not ashamed of it. I go to therapy even when culture, especially African American culture, says I shouldn’t and that I should instead… Read More

Character and Values | Fight For The Heart

Journey to Courage

Everything in our kid's future is somewhat unpredictable. There will be moments they are uncertain about their choices, friends, health, and finances. Living can just be scary sometimes. We're not… Read More
Helping your kid navigate their 27 different emotions

Mental Health

Helping Your Kid Navigate Their 27 Different Emotions

Our kids are experiencing a wide range of emotions and not having the context, life-experience, or even the language to talk about them. There are a few simple steps you… Read More
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