High School (9th-12th)

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3 Things You Need to Know About Your Teen and Dating

We’ve all heard someone joke (or not joke), “My kid isn’t dating ’til they’re 30!” I’ve always wanted to respond with, “LOL, good luck with that!” I’m not about to set my four-year-old up on a date with Zach from preschool, but… Read More

Character and Values | Family Life | Featured | High School (9th-12th) | Imagine The End | Phase

Five Ways to Help Your High Schooler Find Their Purpose

How do we give our teenagers something to do—not just a list of things to stay away from? How do we give them opportunities to collaborate with their family, serve their community, and discover how God has uniquely wired them to influence… Read More

Elementary (K-5th) | Family Life | Featured | High School (9th-12th) | Middle School (6th-8th) | Phase

5 Things Worth Celebrating In Each Phase

You know how it is: Your kid changes, throwing your whole world into a tailspin. When you finally get used to this new version of your kid, then . . . BAM! Just when you get accustomed to your kid’s zig, they… Read More

Featured | High School (9th-12th) | Phase

The Question Your High Schooler Is Asking You

Ah, the teenage years.  Without saying more than that, every teen parent reading this blog post felt exactly what that phrase meant on a soul level. Every phase in a kid’s life has its challenges, but the years your kid is in… Read More

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

My High Schooler Didn’t Get Into Their Dream School

“But no senior ever comes to school on early acceptance day.” I was a new high school teacher at the time, and I remember feeling dumbfounded by this kid’s revelation—that virtually every senior stayed home as they waited for our state college’s… Read More

Featured | High School (9th-12th) | Mental Health | Middle School (6th-8th)

I’m Worried My Child Is Self-Harming

Plenty of things keep parents up at night. I can only think of a few that elicit more confusion to a parent and render them helpless than when they discover that their child is self-harming. Self-harm is confusing to many. Simply defined,… Read More

Featured | High School (9th-12th)

Dealing With Worry When Your Kid Gets Their Driver’s License

Your teen is all excited. After months of training and meeting all the state requirements, they passed their driver’s license test. After the appropriate social media posts declaring their good news, and giving other drivers adequate warning (with that vital driver’s license… Read More

Character and Values | Elementary (K-5th) | Featured | Finance | High School (9th-12th) | Middle School (6th-8th)

How to Teach Your Kids to Manage Money at Every Age

One of the most important, yet often overlooked, aspects of parenting is teaching our kids how to handle money.  Kids who know the basics of healthy money management have a great opportunity to become adults who make good financial decisions. But teaching… Read More

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

When and How to Talk to My Child about Pornography

Most likely in the history of the world, there has never been a non-awkward conversation about pornography between a parent and child. “I had a wonderful, easy, conversation with my parents about porn,” said no kid, ever. Yet in today’s world, it’s… Read More