Tag: Parenting

Parenting Styles in Balance: How to Be Firm and Friendly

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Do you struggle to find balance in parenting? We’re unpacking three parenting styles —authoritarian, permissive, and authoritative —to help you find the sweet spot. . . . . . . . . . . I remember watching my niece, at just over a year old, sit at the kitchen table and color quietly. Pregnant with… Read more

25 Random Acts of Kindness to Spread Love Today

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In today’s world it is so easy to get bogged down by the negativity we see in our day-to-day lives. From the media focusing on the bad things happening around us to bullying in our schools to the unhappy person standing next to us in the grocery line, one thing is abundantly clear: We need… Read more

More than Mealtime: 10 Alternative Ways to Connect With Your Kids

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We all know the value of families eating dinner together: a sense of camaraderie develops when we share good food and good conversation with the people we love.   If you’re like me, reminders like this one give you a bit of a guilty conscience. After all, between sports, extracurriculars, church, and work obligations, it can… Read more

The Power of a Prep Talk: 5 Conversations About Expectations

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My parents live a few hours away from us.  After years of travel, we’ve perfected our family road-trip routine. The boys look at books. They draw. We listen to a podcast or two. We snack, tell jokes, turn up the music, and dance around.  Before long, we’re almost there! As we pull off the interstate, I… Read more

How To Write A Family Mission Statement

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In today’s culture, we’re all about sharing stories. We flock to social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram to tell our tale through daily photos and to watch the story of others’ lives unfold in our feed. The more we have access to the story of others, the more we wonder about our own. Comparison… Read more