Parenting

Raising kids is hard work. I’ve been there, and I learned a few things along the way.



Out-of-the-box kids and Sundays of the Paralytic

Out-of-the-box kids and Sundays of the Paralytic

Guest post by Anastasia K. Bond And when they could not come near Him because of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where He was. So when they had broken through, they let down the bed on which the paralytic was lying. -Mark 2:4 (NKJV) When you’re the parent of...
My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay: Pink sneakers and a white cane

My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay: Pink sneakers and a white cane

Wow. Just wow. My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay is so wonderful, so amazing, I hardly know where to begin. So let’s begin with Zulay. Zulay is a cheerful, bouncy, friendly girl who is in the first grade. When she tells you what’s going on around her, she talks...
Saturday morning muffin disaster

Saturday morning muffin disaster

You can tell, when I post recipes, that I’m not a food blogger. I’m just someone on a restricted diet who loves good food and likes to cook and to share recipes with my friends. But the recipe I tried today, I’m not going to share with you. Because it was a Saturday...
Faceblindness in the family

Faceblindness in the family

It was early November. We were in the car, talking about Halloween costumes. A teenager visiting our house had worn a costume that included contact lenses. One lens made his eye look red, and the other made his eye look black. “Mom,” asked my child, “do some people...
The Giant Cookie Test

The Giant Cookie Test

One of the most effective tools in my parenting toolbox is the Giant Cookie Test. Let me tell you about it. When my kids were really small, I assumed that if they didn’t do what I told them to do, they were being disobedient. And I would get angry with them because of...
Four Tips for Talking with Children about Despondency

Four Tips for Talking with Children about Despondency

Part 2 of a two-part guest post by Nicole Roccas, PhD; read part 1 here In this follow-up guest post, I’d like to discuss four strategies we can use to better equip children to face their own battles with despondency in meaningful and ultimately hopeful ways....

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