Birth – 5 years

Episode 59

PCL 59: How To Talk To Your Younger Child

Sarah Jensen, founder and educator of KIPP Memphis Preparatory Elementary School, shares her insight on how to effectively and supportively communicate with younger children in today’s episode of the Parent… Read More
Episode 46

PCL 46 [Dad Edition]: What Parenting Is Like For New Fathers

Kevin Jennings, director of platform marketing at Orange, teams up with author and speaker, Jon Acuff, and host, Carlos Whittaker, to talk about what life is like as a new… Read More

Birth - 5 years | Featured | Phase

Welcome to Preschool: Making the Most of the “Why?” Phase

I’ve been asked some cringeworthy questions in my five years of being a parent. Add that with the fact that my daughter’s inside voice sensor seems to be broken (the faulty mechanics are hereditary) and I’ve been put in some pretty awkward… Read More

Birth - 5 years | Character and Values | Elementary (K-5th) | Featured

8 Confidence-Building Truths Every Kid Should Hear from Their Parent

My almost nine-year-old kid came out of the womb with the confidence of a serial killer. She’s not a serial killer, obviously. She’s really lovely and we adore her. But we get a kick out of the fact that her confidence is… Read More

Birth - 5 years | Featured

How to Survive Your Preschooler’s Tough Questions

I tucked my daughter’s chair under the table for breakfast and encouraged her to say her grace before eating. “God is great . . .” she began the standard prayer.  “God is good . . .” she continued. Then, the hatchet: “Mommy,… Read More

Birth - 5 years | Featured

How Do I Teach My Toddler Patience?

First of all, you don’t. Sorry—that’s probably not a great way to start this blog, but it’s true. Wait! Don’t click that Exit button just yet. There are a few strategies and practices you can add to your anti-tantrum toolbox. I am… Read More

Birth - 5 years | Character and Values | Elementary (K-5th) | Featured | Other Resources

10 Children’s Books That Celebrate Diversity

When I was growing up in the late 80s and early 90s, there weren’t a lot of books with kids who looked like me in them. To help, I remember my mom coloring the characters brown with my Crayola crayons in an… Read More

Birth - 5 years

Lessons I’ve Learned While Quarantining With Preschoolers

Crisis is not new. Every family finds themselves navigating a season of crisis at some point. It might be job loss, diagnosis of an illness, or the classic potty vs. pull-up battle with the three-year-old. What is new (at least in recent… Read More

Birth - 5 years

3 Household Rules I Never Knew I Needed

Having three kids under the age of five had bested me, yet again, and I was trying to get Sharpie marker off the couch, the wood furniture and the kids. Quick backstory . . . I was in the bathroom for two… Read More

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. My answer? The tax exemptions. I’m only kidding; my wife is a… Read More