Category Archives: parenting encouragement

Six Great Parenting Opportunities of Pokemon GO

    I’m not sure there has yet been an app that has so immediately caused such a cultural impact as Pokemon GO.  If you haven’t heard of it yet, you probably think I’m kidding or exaggerating.  I’m not.  This … Continue reading

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Before They Leave The Nest

Sitting in my office today, I noticed this picture of my son in his then brand new tree-house, taken maybe five or six years ago.  Since that time, despite my friend and I building the house with an extra-tall roof, … Continue reading

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Five Reasons to Bring Me to Your Church, School, or Organization to Speak

Whatever your reasons, I know you are already considering seeking some kind of guidance or encouragement from me – you’re reading my blog post. So, I think it’s safe to assume you (and probably several others you know) could use some inspiration and direction. Given that, here are five reasons to consider bringing me to speak to you and your people in your church, school, or other organizational community. Continue reading

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Six Ways Your Teen Can Invest in a Worthwhile Summer

Sleep until at least midday.  Lay around the house all afternoon using various digital screens, preferably with headphones on to tune out any and all parental input.  Stay up well past midnight interacting with friends via gaming connections or various … Continue reading

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5 Ways You Are Building Walls Between You and Your Teen

I applaud you for taking the time to take a look at this post – especially since it sounds like an accusation.  Got your attention, didn’t it?  Hopefully, you aren’t placing all these barriers between you and your teen.  But … Continue reading

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Three Ways to Help Your Teen Manage Digital Dating Boundaries

Remember back when you were dating as a teenager, and you wondered why your girlfriend or boyfriend hadn’t responded to your text within thirty minutes?  So frustrating, wasn’t it?!  It’s like, “What’s the problem?  Did I do something wrong?  Is … Continue reading

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Let the Good Times Roll!

“Okay, everyone – raise your hands if you think parades are fun!” Yes, it’ Mardi Gras time down here in Cajun Country.  And, truth be told, my family and I are not really into the whole parade scene.  But they … Continue reading

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Six Ways to Inspire Your Teen to Rise to a Higher Standard

As loving parents, we all want to see our kids thrive, succeed, and reach their best potential. As Christian parents, we want to see them doing seeking and depending on God to lead them on their best path, so their lives will make the greatest impact for His Kingdom. Giving our teens our best as parents means more than teaching them life skills and correcting them when they are out of line. We must also seize opportunities to inspire them. Here are six ways we can do just that. Continue reading

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5 Questions I Dare You To Ask Your Teen!

Asking good questions is a great way to build any relationship. It helps the questioner learn more about the other person, as well as communicating a certain level of genuine caring for that person. Why bother asking, if I don’t really care, right? In the spirit of opening important doors of conversation and facilitating a more powerful relationship between you and your teen, I have five questions to share with you. Continue reading

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4 Signs You Have A Healthy Relationship With Your Teen

Do you ever find yourself wondering how you are doing with with your teen(s)? Maybe you are unsure how to even assess things. Well, if you see any of these indicators in your relationship, it’s a good clue you must be doing something right: Continue reading

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