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The “S” Word

I don’t write often about discipline online because it’s a great way to have an argument with strangers. I feel like in general we have enough yelling on the Internet and I don’t need to contribute more. Parenting is fraught with controversial… Read More

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

7 Undeniable Characteristics of Middle Schoolers Parents Should Know

If there is one common theme that surfaces every time I talk with parents of middle schoolers it’s this: it’s really confusing and really hard. Why? Because change is what marks this phase of life, and change isn’t easy for anyone. I… Read More

Family Life | Fight For The Heart

What to Do When Your Kid Offends You

Getting time away from my kids is one of my favorite things. Now, don’t get me wrong . . . I love my kids, but for the sake of my well-being, I need time away. And when it comes to getting away,… Read More

Family Life | Fight For The Heart

Building Bridges With Your Kids

Picture it. Family movie night. You’ve just popped an industrial-size bowl full of popcorn. You’ve got a mug of hot chocolate for each kid, with exactly 13 mini marshmallows each. Everyone’s snuggling under blankets and settling in for some much-needed R&R. Then,… Read More

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

What Parents Need to Know About Kids Who Self-Harm

Discovering that someone you love is self-harming is frightening. It is also very confusing. As a parent, it is difficult to comprehend that no matter how much love you give to your child, it may not be enough to prevent him or… Read More