These Things

  Good communication with our children is always important, but once they hit the middle and high school years, it becomes critical.  Communication is not just a one-sided lecture from Mom or Dad about your child’s attitude.  It is a … Read More

The Big Picture [Part 3]

Part Three: The Preteen and Teen Years moving your child from obedience to responsibility We’ve reviewed getting back to the basics in our own lives as parents as well as what obedience looks like in the early years and how … Read More

The Big Picture [Part 2]

Part Two: The Early Years moving your child from obedience to responsibility The Middle Years transition (8-12 years) is probably one of the most difficult transitions parents have to make. You’ve worked diligently to appropriately use your authority as a … Read More

The Big Picture [Part 1]

The Big Picture Moving your child from obedience to responsibility Part One: Back to the Basics How do you navigate the tricky middle years and move your child from obedience to responsibility?  How do you transfer freedoms?  In this three … Read More

An Empty Nest Begins

He drove away.  Just himself and whatever he could fit into his old two-seater car.  Did nearly 21 years pass by already?  His goodbye was sweet.  My tears were plentiful.  He is the last to go.  The house is silent.  … Read More

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