What Parents of Prodigals Need to Know

A very brave homeschooling acquaintance of mine recently shared the painful story of her prodigal child.  Her mama heart broken and her head in a daze of confusion, she shared openly what is quite likely the most painful of parenting experiences – having your child reject you and the values with which you have […]

The One Parenting Mistake You Cannot Afford to Make

  Although I had substantially more energy as a young mom, these days as a more … mature mom {ahem} have been graced by just a tad more wisdom that, in my humble opinion, more than makes up for my diminishing physical strength. As a young mom fresh out of college and well read in […]

Lost and Found :: Loving the Prodigal

Little in life can prepare you for the heartache of a wayward child – a child who, though raised with the knowledge of God, grows up to reject His authority in their lives.  The Bible says in 3 John 1:4, “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”  I […]

How to Get Good Kids {A Guest Post From a Good Kid}

Several days ago, I blogged about When Good Kids Make Bad Choices.  The post seemed to strike a nerve within our little blogging community. The depth of the comments afterwards revealed that this issue is on the hearts and minds of many parents.  One of the comments I received, however, was from a young […]

When Good Kids Make Bad Choices

We met at the coffee shop.  Two busy mamas with just an hour to spare to connect on an issue with which we both had recently come face to face.   We get right to the point. “I don’t know how this happened.” “I couldn’t believe what he said.” “He seems like a different […]

Attitudes of Entitlement: How to Combat Them in You and Your Kids

In my previous post, Attitudes of Entitlement:  What are they and why should I care?, I made an attempt to describe what attitudes of entitlement were and why they should be of concern to parents, teachers and communities. There has been a lot written lately about the effects of the increasing trend of attitudes […]

Attitudes of Entitlement: What are they and why should I care?

There is a growing problem in our culture today and it has a name:  Entitlement.  This self-indulgent, self-centered attitude is creeping into our homes, our schools, our businesses and our government.  According to parents and authors of the book, The Entitlement Trap, Richard and Linda Eyre, entitlement refers to the the growing trend in […]