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Elementary (K-5th) | Middle School (6th-8th) | Social Life

The Right Way to Have “the Talk”

I remember getting “the talk” from my stepdad when I was 12 years old. I could tell by his efforts and timing that it was thrown together at the last… Read More

Family Life | Fight For The Heart

The Myth of the Perfect Kid

We parents are an emotional, neurotic mess, aren’t we? Sure, some of us are better at hiding it than others, but push the right button or confront the right issue,… Read More

Family Life

How to Be an Intentional Parent With Your Words

When it comes to your words, are you reacting in the moment and saying the first thing that pops into your head, or are you choosing words that are helpful… Read More

Character and Values

3 Ways to Build a Kid’s Confidence in How They Are Made

Noticing and commenting on how they are made is crucial to their confidence. Kids need to know that they were made on purpose. They need to know that they have… Read More

High School (9th-12th) | Middle School (6th-8th) | Special Topics

The Suicide Talk

Why should I talk to my kids about suicide? According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Around… Read More

Family Life | Fight For The Heart

Nothing Will Change How Much I Love You

Before becoming a parent I thought I would do best with having a teenager right off the bat. If I could skip the sleep deprivation and toddler tantrum-ing and bedwetting,… Read More

Family Life | Fight For The Heart

How To Communicate In a Way That Values Your Relationships

I think it's kind of fun that God puts families into a little box called a home—where they bump into each other daily for years on end—and tells them to… Read More

Birth - 5 years

6 Ways New Dads Can Bond with Their Newborns

When we announced that my wife was pregnant, that opened the floodgates for unsolicited advice. Every parent I knew took it upon themselves to offer their version of childrearing wisdom—most… Read More

College and Young Adult | High School (9th-12th)

Three Words to Repeat When Your Child Starts to Move Away from You

Whether it’s our third grader who no longer wants us to walk them to school, our seventh grader who no longer waves to us when we show up to practice,… Read More

Family Life | Fight For The Heart

A Safe Place to Land

My oldest daughter is 10, and for the past year and a half, she spends most of her free time at the farm. She has always had a great affinity… Read More