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Elementary (K-5th) | Middle School (6th-8th) | Social Life

The Right Way to Have “the Talk”

I remember getting “the talk” from my stepdad when I was 12 years old. I could tell by his efforts and timing that it was thrown together at the last… Read More

Social Life | Widen The Circle

Bigger Than Your House

I wasn’t expecting her joy to make me question mine. Part of my job as a youth pastor has been to rally parents to embrace the development and growing independence… Read More

Imagine The End | Social Life

What to Do When You Find Out Your Child is Being Bullied

What do you do if you find out your son or daughter is being bullied? Sadly, bullying is still a common occurrence in our youth. Statistics indicate that 1 in 2 young people experience bullying at some point before the age of… Read More

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Share Your Kids

I’m learning that friendship, as a parent, is even more life-giving (life-saving?) now than ever before. And this says a lot coming from a friendship-nostalgia-freak who has a file box of every single note I received in middle and high school organized… Read More

Character and Values | Imagine The End | Social Life

In Defense of Anger

This one isn’t easy. I’m going to come right out and say that. Some of my other blog posts are way easier to write. This one is a bit of a challenge though because it means confronting some long-held beliefs. I’ll just… Read More

Faith | Social Life | Widen The Circle

Where I Went When I Needed Parenting Help

If you’ve ever moved across the country with kids you are probably familiar with the word uprooted. Our daughter was going into kindergarten and our son into middle school when we moved from Texas to South Carolina and while it proved to… Read More

Birth - 5 years | Imagine The End | Social Life

How to Coach Friendship in the Preschool Years

Making friends and keeping them are important life skills. Just like learning to walk, talk, self-feed, and potty-train, there are steps that babies, toddlers, and preschoolers will master as they learn the skill of making and keeping friends. It takes a long… Read More