February 22, 2019 | Dr. Chinwé Williams | 0 Comments In our attempt to keep pace in this fast-paced world, or to be a model parent who takes good care of our families, many of us experience times when we aren’t quite at 100%. Sadness and the occasional low mood are a normal part of…

February 20, 2019 | Liz Hansen | 0 Comments About 50,000 thoughts pass through our minds each day. FIFTY THOUSAND. I suspect that number is even higher for parents of preschoolers! It’s true that many of these thoughts are the equivalent of mental space junk— Add milk to the grocery list . . . This…

December 12, 2017 | Mike Tiemann | “Ah, but I may as well try and catch the wind.” That’s what Donovan sang way back in 1965. Sure—on the surface, it’s a sweet ode to his true love. But let’s be honest. He might as well have been singing about being a parent. I know I’ve felt that…

February 11, 2019 | Reggie Joiner | Time flies fast from elementary to college age, so get ready to change your parenting habits. Every child seems to move in warp speed toward the teenage years. I was caught by surprise when a new declaration of personal independence was automatically assumed the day my son got…

February 13, 2019 | Parent Cue | What’s more important to you as a parent: How happy your kids are? How well your kids achieve? Or what about how kind they are to others? According to the Making Caring Common Project, 80% of youth in their study feel like their parents are more concerned with their…

February 15, 2019 | Ted Lowe | My wife and I worked with teenagers for many years, and one of the skills we learned was to ask great questions, which often lead to great conversations. Now we work with married people; but we get to practice those same skills on our own kids, who are…

February 4, 2019 | Parent Cue | As parents, we all want our kids to grow up to be compassionate, generous adults who serve others well. And if you watch your kids closely, you’ll see evidence of empathy in their nature – in how they kiss their stuffed animals, doctor your (fake) boo boos, and…

YouTube is the second-most popular website in the world, with over 400 hours of content uploaded every minute. On average, teens spend more time watching YouTube than any other video platform, including TV, Netflix, and movies. It’s the go-to place for videos for nearly everyone in the world — and for this reason, there is…

June 18, 2012 | Carey Nieuwhof | Every parent wants influence, and while a parent is the greatest influence in a child’s life, that influence can wax and wane with the seasons.  In fact, a lot of parents I know feel like they’re losing influence. Influence is something to pay attention to no matter what stage of…

January 28, 2019 | Ted Lowe | Do you want your kids to grow up to have a marriage like yours? This is a question I often ask myself as well as couples I work with. On the one hand, I hate it. The question implies that if my marriage isn’t perfect or if I…