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

What Does the Bible Say about Motherhood?

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Enter our 2021 Minno Mother’s Day Giveaway! Watch the video then click to enter on Instagram for your chance to win these amazing prizes!   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Minno (@gominno) . . . . . . . . . . Motherhood in The Bible From the first pages… Read more

5 Freedom-Filled Bible Verses for Parents

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This week’s guest on the Raising Boys and Girls Podcast was Jeannie Cunnion, who writes and speaks about freedom in parenting. She talked extensively about how our parenting is shaped by our pursuit of Jesus, and you can listen to the full interview here. Freedom in Christ is a freedom from needing to accomplish our own… Read more

The Power of a Prep Talk: 5 Conversations to Add to Your Routine 

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My parents live a few hours away from us.  After years of travel, we’ve perfected our 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 dial… Read more

Reflecting the Father: The Joy of Being a Girl Dad

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Growing up with two sisters, a part of me always hoped that, if blessed to marry and become a father, God would provide for me a son.  Indeed, I found love with my wife, and together, we have been doubly blessed with two young boys.  However, God’s blessings did not stop with them, as He… Read more

7 Ways to Practice Autonomy with Your Kids

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On his seventh birthday, our oldest son unwrapped a simple red book light and a whole lot of freedom. We said, “You’re getting so big! We’re going to let you decide when you’re ready to go to sleep at night.”  And then he did this thing he does when he’s excited (which is often): he… Read more

When Life Requires a Pivot

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If one were to consider the more popular words of the last year, you would have to figure “pivot” would be near or at the top of the list.  Up until about a year ago, I used the term to encourage my high school basketball players. I would remind them to keep a foot planted… Read more

3 Hurdles That Keep Parents From Being Consistent (and how to hop them)

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Kids love to float through phases, don’t they?  Interests change, abilities grow, and challenges that once seemed insurmountable eventually become old news. And so, our parenting goes through phases too.  In a matter of moments, we move from cradling our little ones with the utmost care to chasing them down the hall to wrestling them… Read more

How to Talk to Your Kids About Inauguration Day 2021

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Today is Inauguration Day. It’s an understatement to say that it is eclipsed by so much that hinders the celebrations that should come today—regardless of your side of the aisle. Instead of a parade, we have a pandemic that dissipates crowds. Instead of the excited hustle and bustle in Congressional chambers, we are in the… Read more

What Foundation Will You Build Your Family Upon This Year?

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My religious education class was recently discussing various outlets people might explore when coping with different emotions.  Suggestions from my freshman students included exercise, conversations with friends or family, eating, reading, professional counseling, and writing in a journal.  Towards the end of our chat, one girl chimed in, asking what strategies exist that connect to… Read more