Firmness says that a boundary is secure and won’t be crossed without a consequence. Harshness, on the other hand, uses angry words and emotional intensity to make children believe that parents mean what they say. Ask yourself an important question about your own parenting. What...

Children need firmness, direction, limit-setting, instruction, and correction. But don't forget, they also need a lot of love. Of course, you know that, but it's good to be reminded every once in a while, especially when the business of family life gets intense. Love can come...

The heart is where we wrestle with things. When experience, teaching, and values need to be integrated into life, it happens in the workshop of the heart. Information comes into our heads on a regular basis but much of...

The 2019 Parent's Summit is approaching quickly. The simulcast date is February 23. Today we have a blog post from Dave Bondeson noting a past presenter at the conference. You can learn more about the conference and how you can tap into the simulcast here. Discipline is...

Welcome! Today's blogpost is from our guest blogger, Kathie Morrissey. She shares our heart-based approach and has some great thoughts here. Thank you Kathie! NOTE: Kathie is running a 10-day email series/challenge: Building Godly Character Intentionally. The series begins January 21st and runs through January 31st! ...

Getting the job done is important, but what about the rolling eyes or huffing and mumbling? Is a bad attitude inevitable? Sometimes parents excuse the attitude by saying, “At least he did what I asked.” Others use excuses like, “She’s tired,” or “He’s only eight”...

“I’m bored!” Richie whined. Sometimes kids complain that they’re bored and other times you can just tell because they're instigating trouble, getting into mischief, or just grumbling and complaining in general. Ephesians 5:15-16 reminds us: “Be very careful, then, how you live—not...

We designed this Parenting Self-Test to help you think through your parenting and improve the atmosphere in your home. The Secret: Start with God's Word. Check it out! To watch the Facebook Live Video of Dr. Scott Turansky speaking about improving the atmosphere in the Home...

We're pleased to partner with these amazing authors to bring you some of the best Christian parenting resources available today. Check out each author and their product and then join the giveaway between January 13-18, 2019 (Midnight Eastern Time). Here are the 5 Resources Thrive Family Video Series By...

A big THANK YOU to our friends over at Lightway Baptist Church for creating a PDF document with several quotes from the Parenting is Heart Work book. In our busy lives today, connecting on a heart level is easy to overlook. We need to be...