The role of adolescent consent in parenting

Kristen and I now officially see the precipise on our horizon. Megan, our oldest child, turned 10 yesterday. Within a few years we will be in the thick of adolescence. (And all of the parents I’ve worked with over the years will simple laugh. Not a polite giggle. An evil laugh because now I will…… Continue reading The role of adolescent consent in parenting Kristen and I decided to introduce lent to our church hating, Awana loving kids. Our kids aren't game for anything. I get jealous when I go to my friends house and their kids would walk across the desert for a glass of water just because mom or dad said it'd be fun and meaningful.… Continue reading Introducing lent to the kids

Tammy’s Christmas Present

Tammy, our fictional daughter, has once again earned a lump of coal as her Christmas present. This is all she is getting on December 25th. You can tell her now. She’s firmly earned it with yet another year of bad behavior. Such a brat! Megan and Paul, ever reminded of their elder sisters sinful life,…… Continue reading Tammy’s Christmas Present

Danger Boy

“That was so cool! A little scary. Can we go faster next time?” These are the words of my five year old yesterday. Towards the end of the day Paul came to the office to spend time with me because it was abundantly clear mom needed a break from his antics. Not sure how I…… Continue reading Danger Boy

5 Best Online Communities for Kids

If you don’t have young kids, than you probably have no idea that social networking has really taken off for kids. In fact, I’d call these social play sites. Our kids are completely addicted to them. They are safe, fun, and most of them teach values that any parent would like to encourage. Here are…… Continue reading 5 Best Online Communities for Kids

Moms: What they Want from You

This is appearing in the May issue of the Romeo Peach, our church’s monthly newsletter. May is here. A month of new flowers, school winding down, and your house is full of abnormal chaos. The grass is now green and the cobwebs are getting cleared as cabin fever turns into “end of school countdowns,” prom,…… Continue reading Moms: What they Want from You

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