Parenting with a goal in mind

Here are some words Kristen and I use to describe our long-term hopes for our kids.  Independent-minded. Dependent on a loving God. Recklessly, hope-filled dream chasers. Happy and simple adult relationships. We jokingly sum up our goal of parenting like this, “We don’t ever want to see our kids on Springer.” That’s not the most…… Continue reading Parenting with a goal in mind

A secret deal on my book

My new book, co-authored with Marko, comes out next week. I’m very excited about it for two specific reasons. Parents of teenagers really need this book. The days of fighting or banning or trying to wall off kids from social media is over. Parents need to know how to help their child live a life that…… Continue reading A secret deal on my book

The Upside of Boredom

“I’m bored.”  Paul, age 8, says this roughly every 30 seconds. It’s not that he’s spoiled or overly entertained or more addicted to the internet than his parents. It’s that he’s 8 and 8 year olds bug their parents by saying they are bored even when they aren’t. (Paul said he was bored during the…… Continue reading The Upside of Boredom