Family Life

Something to Remember When You Feel Anxious as a Parent

There’s something about becoming a parent that activates anxiety in many of us. For me, it happened when we were leaving the hospital with each kid (I have three). Adding… Read More

Character and Values | High School (9th-12th) | Imagine The End

Developing Character and Responsibility in Your Teen

We must go through the process of releasing control over our teens so they can move toward responsibility. A person who never learns to take full responsibility for their own… Read More

Celebrations | Family Activities

Celebrating Fall

Fall is filled with school starting back, festivals, and holiday traditions. But creating memories takes effort—planning and execution. Here are a few ideas on how to make the most of… Read More

Family Life

The Power of Daily Affirmations for Your Kid

Sometimes, my inner dialogue can be pretty negative, and this is coming from someone who believes wholeheartedly in the power of positive thinking. I can’t seem to help it—it’s so… Read More

Character and Values

The Truth About Trust

A few weeks ago, I told my 10-year-old daughter that I would write her a story. I write for a living and I’m constantly reading about other authors who do… Read More

Social Life

The Secret to Helping Your Kid Find Great Friends

BNothing has the potential to affect the course of your kid’s life quite the same way that their friendships do. Self-help guru Jim Rohn puts it this way: “You are… Read More

Fight For The Heart | High School (9th-12th) | School Life

What to Expect in Ninth Grade

When your high schooler was in middle school, there’s a good chance their biggest motivator was acceptance. They moved in a herd, made decisions as a group, and desperately wanted… Read More

Character and Values

Choosing to Trust in the Moment

One of the things I admire the most about kids is the way they live in the moment. They don’t have to be responsible for things like retirement plans .… Read More

Family Life | Fight For The Heart

Planting Seeds of Truth for Your Kids

I was always extremely skinny as a child. Adults would consistently made jokes about my size. They referred to me as a “string bean,” said I was “nothing but skin… Read More

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

7 Undeniable Characteristics of Middle Schoolers Parents Should Know

If there is one common theme that surfaces every time I talk with parents of middle schoolers it’s this: it’s really confusing and really hard. Why? Because change is what… Read More