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...

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...

“The answer is no.” How does your child respond to that statement? Handling disappointment is part of life and knowing how to respond well to limits is part of maturity. But some children have a difficult time when they don’t get what they want. They pout, throw temper tantrums,...

If you’re doing a lot of good parenting but your child isn’t changing, then it might be time to think differently. That’s not to say you’re doing something wrong, but your child likely needs a different approach. Many children have a hard time changing even when parents try to...