Tag: Parenting

How to Talk to Your Kids About 9/11

9/11 Memorial & Museum - World Trade Center

I recently heard a teenager say she loved attending the 9/11 memorial service in our town because she “loves history”. I almost laughed because Tuesday, September 11, 2001, doesn’t seem like history to me. It seems like yesterday. I wonder if my grandmother, born in 1930 would have laughed if I told her Pearl Harbor… Read more

Courage: What to Say to Help Kids Do the Right Thing

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I remember so clearly, as if it was yesterday, those times in middle and high school when I was faced with moments where I had decisions to make. Should I go along with the crowd or stand up for what I knew in my heart was right, even if it meant losing cool points or… Read more

The Right Kind of Hero

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by Katie Blackburn “Mom, can I have my own YouTube channel?” my eight-year-old daughter asked me one afternoon, as casually as if she were asking for a snack. “What?” My eyes grew bigger. “Your own YouTube channel? Sweetheart, no.” “But mom, lots of kids have them,” she responded in protest, going on to recite a… Read more

Let Them Be Bored: How to Help Your Kids Benefit from Boredom

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Every now and then, I reminisce about Trash Can Basketball. Have you played?  My cousin, Brock, made it up one summer when our parents were busy battling it out in an extended-family Canasta tournament and we kids were left to entertain ourselves.  Here’s how it goes:  Find yourself an empty bedroom with an empty trashcan… Read more

Guiding Kids Into Faith Through Gentle Invitation

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Back when I was single and seeking a relationship, I often felt frustrated meeting girls. Actually, meeting them never seemed to be a problem – it was catching their interest that was difficult.  It was after several failed experiences that some trusted friends and family members gently asked if I was trying too hard in… 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