Birth – 5 years

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

Birth - 5 years | Create A Rhythm | Family Life

10 Parenting Hacks to Make Life Easier with Little Kids

“I don’t know what to do with all this time on my hands,” said no parent ever. Once you become a parent, finding time to do the things you want and need to do is similar to catching Harry Potter’s golden snitch—nearly… Read More

Birth - 5 years | Make It Personal

Fake It Till You Make It

I’ve heard before that when feeling insecure in a new job you just have to “fake it till you make it.” But I seem to have mixed luck with my attempts—especially in my role as a parent. Mostly, I just end up… Read More