Category Archives: parenting encouragement

Six Things Your Teen Needs To Get Back On Track

1. Specific correction of where they are off-track.  Giving them generalized or vague feedback about how they are “screwing up,” “disappointing you,” “missing the mark,” etc. is not helpful to your daughter or son.  It is unclear, and may even … Continue reading

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Family Inspiration

As parents, we should aim to inspire our kids whenever we can.  It isn’t easy.  It takes purposeful effort.  It takes seizing the right moments.  It often takes discipline.  But our kids, from infants to teens, need our inspiration.  And … Continue reading

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4 Reasons Teens Need Healthy Physical Affection from Parents

My own teenage son is currently 14 and getting closer to looking eye to eye with me every day.  (Seems like he’s grown a foot since we took this pic six or seven months ago.)  My wife and I both … Continue reading

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Seven Ways to Improve Parenting Teamwork

Searching for “parenting” in the books section of Amazon yields a mind-boggling list of over SIXTY THOUSAND results!  There are enough competing opinions and voices out there to make your head spin.  But what if those differing parenting perspectives aren’t … Continue reading

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7 Keys to Healthy Co-Parenting

Parenting kids has become more complex today than ever before.  The digital explosion of entertainment and social media has created layers and layers of options, opportunities, dangers, and decisions that we must navigate as we do our best to love … Continue reading

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Three Ways to Help Your Teen Grow Toward Adulthood

As parents who love our kids, our aim is to raise them to become fully capable and responsible adults who will strive to make a positive impact on the world around them.  Right?  And that sort of theoretical statement sounds … Continue reading

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Parental Celebration

Today’s post is all about celebration.  Enjoy the Kool & the Gang tune playing in your head now.  You’re welcome! I frequently write about things you can do to improve your relationship with your teen, or things you can do … Continue reading

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Today

Ever see the movie, Groundhog Day? It is a rather insightful story based on a very farfetched premise.  Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is a local weatherman who is utterly miserable and discontented with his life.  He basically thinks his job … Continue reading

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Encouraging Kindness in Our Kids

“Evan Almighty” has been one of my family’s favorite movies for quite a while.  If you’ve never seen this heartwarming family film about God (Morgan Freeman) choosing a modern day Noah named Evan Baxter (Steve Carell), you really should watch … Continue reading

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