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There are two kinds of people in the world, solvers and whiners. Whiners complain about life, feel like victims, and believe that others cause their problems. If others would just change then they'd be happy. Until then, they'll just whine about life....

Wanting to spare their children frustration in life, parents sometimes step in unnecessarily, but by rescuing kids they may be robbing them of an excellent way to learn. Frustration often provides motivation to children, and a parent's patient coaching can help them experience the success...

tendencies of their hearts. They not only need a vision for something better, but also need a plan to help them do it. The most effective strategy for change is to work on the heart, not just the behavior. ...

No matter how long you've been a believer, you can teach your children tremendous spiritual lessons. The key is to first be growing spiritually yourself and then passing truths on to your kids....

As a parent, one of the things you can do to help your children now is to envision a positive future for them. Take a few minutes and imagine what your children will be like as adults. Some parents have immediate thoughts of gloom and...

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! ...