High School (9th-12th)

Fight For The Heart | High School (9th-12th) | Middle School (6th-8th)

How to Respond to Your Child When You Find Out the Unexpected

“Mom, Dad, there’s something I need to tell you . . .” When it comes to parenting, very few phrases strike terror at the heart of a parent. Its right up there with the question, “Are you sitting down?” Both phrases typically… Read More

Faith | High School (9th-12th) | Imagine The End | Middle School (6th-8th)

7 Tips to Help Your Teenager Develop Faith Skills

I grew up as a preacher's kid. My parents made a couple of things clear: 1. They wanted me to read the Bible. 2. They wanted me to memorize Scripture. So they did what any sensible parents would do to develop those… Read More

Faith | High School (9th-12th) | Imagine The End

Should You Make Your Older Kids Go To Church?

I recently read an article about a family who loved to hike. Actually, not all of them loved it. One son shared how every weekend, rain or shine, he was forced to put on his hiking shoes (yes, forced) and he was… Read More

High School (9th-12th) | Imagine The End

When It’s Up To Them

Some days don’t turn out the way you planned. Some lives take a different course than expected. I think that’s the hardest part of being the parent of a Junior or Senior. Or even a young adult. You guide, you direct, you… Read More

High School (9th-12th) | Imagine The End | Social Life

31 Things to Say to Help Teens Navigate Relationships

Helping my teenagers learn how to navigate relationships has been the biggest part of my twenty years of parenting. Hands down. Teachers, friends, coaches, dating, teammates, family . . . So. Many. Discussions. My guess is that you too will have more discussions with… Read More

High School (9th-12th) | Imagine The End | Mental Health | Middle School (6th-8th)

5 Ways to Help Teens Cope with Change

I am a planner and always have been. I carefully constructed a plan for almost every life milestone. Choosing a graduate school program in high school? Check. Wedding dress selection? Check (as soon as he proposed) Birth plan? Check (as detailed as… Read More

Faith | High School (9th-12th) | Imagine The End

How I’m Praying For My Kids Now That They’re Older

I’m a “fix it” mama. Sibling argument? I’m there to mediate. Upset stomach? I have medicine for that. Shoes have a hole? No problem. I can buy new ones. Difficult homework? We can figure it out together (thanks to YouTube tutorials). Yep. I… Read More