Today, I want to tackle a question that I get asked often: how do you get your kids to like each other so much? When I was first asked this question, I did what any parent in my position would: I hemmed, stammered, stuttered and then laughed uneasily. The more people pressed me for my … Continue reading How To Raise Siblings that Actually Like Each Other
How I'm Teaching My Teens to Spend Their Own Money and Less of Mine If you're a parent, guardian or relative to teenagers then you know how trying it can be to "teach" them anything. At this stage of life, they know it all, have done it all and are moving on to bigger asinine better … Continue reading A Lesson in Dollars and Cents – Teaching Teens About Money
A season of suffering is a small assignment when compared to the reward. Rather than begrudge your problem, explore it. Ponder it. And most of all, use it. Your pain has a purpose. Your problems, struggles, heartaches, and hassles cooperate toward one end--the glory of God. - Max Lucado Many of us, … Continue reading Don’t Begrudge Your Problem, Use It!
Yesterday was March 14th. It wasn't my birthday. It wasn't a holiday--that I know of. It was, for all intents and purposes, an ordinary day. On this ordinary day, my teenagers went to school while I kept myself entertained with the day-to-day musings of administrative tasks in the finance-driven world that is my job. I … Continue reading Out of the Mouth of Babes – Sometimes the Truth Just Is
Recess. Lunch boxes. Belly laughs. Playgrounds. For many of us, these are the memories we have of being in elementary school. We remember freeze tag and always calling “not it” just before the game began. Smiles, laughter and playtime with our besties, these—and more—are what elementary school should feel like. In South Los Angeles, … Continue reading 4 Ways Parents Can Safeguard Their Children at School