Character and Values

Character and Values | Imagine The End

Helping Kids Come Alive

“Ah, but I may as well try and catch the wind.” That’s what Donovan sang way back in 1965. Sure—on the surface, it’s a sweet ode to his true love. But let’s be honest. He might as well have been singing about… Read More

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Why Showing Kindness to Your Spouse Matters to Your Kids

My wife and I worked with teenagers for many years, and one of the skills we learned was to ask great questions, which often lead to great conversations. Now we work with married people; but we get to practice those same skills… Read More

Character and Values | Imagine The End

Celebrate Kindness: Random Acts of Kindness Day Ideas

What's more important to you as a parent: How happy your kids are? How well your kids achieve? Or what about how kind they are to others? According to the Making Caring Common Project, 80% of youth in their study feel like their… Read More

Character and Values

3 Ways to Teach Your Kids to be Servant-Hearted

As parents, we all want our kids to grow up to be compassionate, generous adults who serve others well. And if you watch your kids closely, you’ll see evidence of empathy in their nature – in how they kiss their stuffed animals,… Read More

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How to Cure the “Gimmees”

If there was an essential oil to cure “the gimmees”—the incessant greed and want my kids have for something more—I would buy it, sell it and be an essential oil advocate like you’ve never seen before. Because I don’t know about you,… Read More

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The Big Rocks : What I Want to Teach My Kids

"The group consisting of mother, father and child is the main educational agency of mankind." - Martin Luther King Jr. One of the most sobering truths about parenting is that you are teaching your children something, whether you are being intentional or not.… Read More

Character and Values | Make It Personal

The Simplest Way to Teach Your Kids Self Control

One of the focuses for the the month at Parent Cue is teaching our kids “Self Control.” When I found that out I tried to skip this month. I asked if I could sit this one out because I’m so terrible at that… Read More

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Forgiveness Matters

A while ago something painful happened to our family.  It hurt. It was a betrayal. It was out of our control and it was someone else’s fault.  It left our whole family reeling. The details of what happened are not important, but… Read More

Celebrations | Character and Values

Dangers of an Ungrateful Life

I personally think it's important to be intentional about showing gratitude every day. We all look forward to our annual celebrations each year to celebrate the big and little things that have happened in our life. But if we live our lives… Read More