Birth – 5 years

Birth - 5 years | Create A Rhythm

How to Read Better Bedtime Stories

When my wife and I told people that we were going to have a baby, they often asked what I was most looking forward to about being a new parent.… Read More

Birth - 5 years

One Question Your Preschooler is Asking

This has been adapted from the Phase Series by Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy Parenting is hard. Just when you think you understand your kid, everything changes. And then you… Read More

Birth - 5 years | Mental Health

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. Then, on a trip to California, a friend handed me a mug… Read More

Birth - 5 years | Imagine The End

Your Preschooler Doesn’t Have to “Like” It

Several years ago, my family helped an African family of six assimilate into American culture so they could study ministry. One of my most vivid memories was their first visit to our house. Almost every question we asked started with “Do you… 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 of which I appreciated. Over time, we began hearing some of the… Read More

Birth - 5 years

3 Survival Tips for Preschool Parents

If you’ve got one under five, you’re stretched. If you’ve got two under five, you’re beyond capacity. If you’ve got more than two under five, well, living in the South, I’ll simply say, “Bless your heart.” My boys are almost two and… Read More

Birth - 5 years | Imagine The End

Sexual Integrity in Preschool?

One of the bottom lines of parenting is not just raising obedient, or even happy kids, but rather raising responsible adults who love God. The way your kids love God has a profound effect on how they see the world and the… Read More

Birth - 5 years

Preschoolers Go All In

When our now 3-year-old was 12 months, I placed him in the kitchen sink with plastic cups and a thin stream of running water. Then I watched in awe and amusement as he spent 45 minutes filling cups and pouring water back… Read More

Birth - 5 years | Make It Personal

The Truth About Parenting Preschoolers

Before we had children, a friend once told us that, “Kids simultaneously ruin your life and make it awesome.” Now, as the parents of a one-year-old and a three-year-old, we ruefully refer to this comment on a regular basis. It’s the truth… Read More