Grant will speak on a panel at the The Compass Church‘s Hobson campus next Thursday, October 18. The subject is on point for teenagers and parents of teens: it focuses on the ups and downs of social media and screen time.… Read the rest →
Archive for the ‘Step Parenting’ Category
Think back to your first day at a new school. All the kids were so much bigger than you. You didn’t know where anything was. In short, it was all really scary. And that’s doubly true if you just moved to town and didn’t know anyone in the building.… Read the rest →
Ah, young love. It’s a wonderful time filled with butterflies, hormones and almost unbelievable awkwardness. Wow. I’m thankful I aged out of it a long time ago, and I’m thankful my kids have nearly made it out as well.
Whether your kids are in the midst of dating for the first time or you’re here to prepare for the inevitable, you should know that it’s not easy to be the parent of a dating teenager.… Read the rest →
“Parenting is hard.”
How many times have you heard that?
It’s completely true, of course. Good parenting is supremely difficult. But have you ever thought about why it’s so tough? There are lots of reasons, including having to put your own life on hold, spending much less quality time with your partner and, of course, the countless frustrations those adorable kiddos cause every day.… Read the rest →
Years ago, I had a sit-down with my kids. The conversation was brief. First, I told my son he was moving out of the house and getting his own place on September 1, 2019.… Read the rest →
As parents, we hope to help our children develop a strong moral character. Some of the virtues we hope to instill in our children include: compassion, courtesy, cooperation, responsibility, fairness, tolerance, self-control, courage, knowledge, perseverance, honesty and respectfulness for one’s self and for others.… Read the rest →