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 and… 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 only… 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 you… View Post

More is Caught Than Taught

source 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… 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

image source 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… View Post

Family Mealtime: Preparing for Success

For our family, family dinner is of very high importance to us. There are some who discount the value of family dinner time, whether consciously by deciding it isn’t important… View Post