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Preschool

Helping Your Preschooler Navigate Their Emotions

I remember my first real cup of coffee. I’d been an occasional office-pot coffee drinker (lots of cream and sugar)—mostly because my office was freezing and the coffee was hot.… Read More

Celebrations | Special Topics

Blending Families During the Holidays

It was our first Christmas Eve, the dishes were piled in the kitchen after a traditional New Mexican meal of Posole and fresh-made tamales. The tree was glistening and Christmas music… Read More

Celebrations | Character and Values | Uncategorized

Dangers of an Ungrateful Life

I personally think it's important to be intentional about showing gratitude every day. We all look forward to our annual celebrations each year to celebrate the big and little things… Read More

Character and Values | Family Life | Social Media

The Other Side of Comparison

As parents, we know to teach our kids not to compare. With social media it’s easy for teenagers to compare their lives against the lives of their friends. For elementary… Read More

Blog | Family Life

Fighting for the Heart of Our Adopted Son

Instinctively as parents we want to fight for our children. Fight for their rights. Fight for their health. Fight for their relationships. And most importantly, fight for their hearts. My… Read More

Uncategorized

The Questions To Ask So Homework Is Their Work

As parents, we are constantly trying to find the right balance between the extremes. Hands on or hands off? Am I doing too much? Or am I doing too little?… Read More

Technology

Fortnite: I’ll Pass On the V-Bucks

The Saga If you have any contact with a kid over age 8, I’m sure you have heard of Fortnite. If not, simply say that word around a kid and… Read More

Family Life | Stories Over Time

3 Unusual Things the Christopher Robin Movie Taught Me About Parenting

My name is Ted. My daughter’s name is Teddie. Ted and Teddie are a lot alike. In fact, my wife calls us “the Teds” because what is true about one… Read More

Blog | Character and Values | Wisdom | Words Over Time

Building Wisdom with the Weight of Your Words

When you become a parent there’s a phrase you start throwing around: “My parents did __________, but I will never do that.” My parents said ___________, but I’ll never say… Read More

Christmas | Family Life | Thanksgiving

Moving Beyond the Holi-Daze : 10 Tips to Prepare for the Holiday Season

Here it comes, right on cue! It's November already, and the Christmas commercials have started appearing on television, stores are all decked with holly, and your kids are probably already… Read More