The Problem with Credit Card Parenting

Why you should not wait for your baby, toddler, or child to get older and “easier” before you face a problem. Face it now before the problem grows.  Have you… View Post

Brinley Preschooler Summary: 44 Months Old

This is a summary for Brinley as a preschooler from 43-44 months old.   Last time I talked about how she has moments of vacillating between wanting to be little… View Post

Tools for Teaching Children About Pornography and Protecting Them From It

  We live in a day when we must be proactive about a great many things–things generations of yore could ignore and most children would get by just fine. Not… View Post

Encouragement as a Discipline Tool

Huh? Encouragement as discipline? But encouragement is positive, and discipline is negative, right?   Nope! Discipline is teaching and guiding. It doesn’t mean being angry, upset, or even disappointed. It means… View Post

More is Caught Than Taught

By the time your child is a pre-toddler (ages 12-18 months), you have no doubt noticed that your child is a little mimic. Your child will start to do some… View Post

How to Set Boundaries

Last week, we talked about why you set boundaries with your children. As a quick review, we set boundaries to protect health and safety, and to guide morals. But just how… View Post

Selfishness and Rebellion Are Not Outgrown

In Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Tedd Tripp states: “Selfishness is not outgrown. Rebellion against authority is not outgrown” (page 23). I really liked these statements when I read this book.… View Post