All posts tagged: disciplining children

Guilt Lets Us Do It Again

The summer that I was nine, I begged my parents to let me attend our church’s residential camp. The requirement for a discounted rate was to read The New Testament by a certain date, so I committed to do it. I procrastinated for weeks and […]

9 Things Our Children Need To Know

1. They are innately loved, lovable and loving. Our children need to feel that they matter to us, that they’re needed, and that they contribute to the quality of our lives. They need to feel useful. When I was a single parent, our toilet seat broke […]

Marathon-Communicating With Our Children

When my son turned thirteen, I asked two-dozen of our friends who had known him throughout his life to write their memories and encouraging words for him in a book, and he still has it today. I wanted to send him an empowering message of […]

5 Steps For Disciplining So That Our Kids Feel Good At The End

What does a perfect child look like? Well-behaved, well-mannered, honest and thoughtful? Never dirty, unkind or angry? A perfect child is happy, rude, mischievous, helpful, stubborn, curious, rebellious, funny, lazy and adorable – because perfect children are trying out everything. And they’re learning and growing […]