When Daddy is Away

It’s inevitable. All of the chaos happens when I leave town.  On Monday afternoon Kristen dropped me off at the San Diego airport. All was calm and under control in the McLane clan. Leaving Kristen for 5 days with Megan, (10) Paul, (7) and Jackson (4 months) was hard. I really didn’t want to leave…… Continue reading When Daddy is Away

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

When your kids hate church

My kids don’t get excited about going to church most Sunday’s. That’s putting a nice bow on it, isn’t it? Let’s take the pretty bow off for the sake of this post. They hate going to church. Yesterday, I sat in the car with a child who refused to participate. Not all Sunday’s are like…… Continue reading When your kids hate church

The Baby-god Myth, part four

In part four of this series, I’ll offer some conclusions and solutions for reversing the trend of deifying our children. To catch up on the series, check out part one, two, and three. Where do we go from here? This is the important question. Hopefully you’ve read through this series and reflected on the situation,…… Continue reading The Baby-god Myth, part four