Communication the Morning after the Party

Communication with teens needs food

Communication between teens and their parents can make or break their relationship. In last week’s post, an incident occurred that had the potential for erupting into an argument. Dylan’s parents used good communication skills to prevent temper flares and to help Dylan learn from his mistakes. Dylan Dreads Facing His Parents…  Read More

Respect for Parents by Middle Graders

Respect for Parents includes not putting them on the spot

Respect for parents: It is commanded by God, but difficult to teach to the heart. “Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” Exodus 20:12 NLT Putting Mom on the Spot “Mom. Can Madison spend the night?”…  Read More

Goodness: Teach Obedience before Moral Lesson

Goodness a lesson two little girls need to learn

Goodness, a fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23), can also be called righteousness or moral excellence. What does that look like in a child, and how do we guide our children to embrace goodness? Goodness at Age Three Emma and Madison, three-year-old friends, are playing with their dolls while their…  Read More