Three Tips for Creating Positive Connections With Adult Children

By , Contributing Writer| September 17th, 2019|

When I was pregnant with my oldest son, I remember many well-meaning people telling me two things: You have 18 years to teach, guide, and develop this baby into a young man. The next 18 years will fly by, so make the most of every day. The time did fly by, and 18 years is [...]

Seven Resources to Empower Parents

By , Communications Resident| September 6th, 2019|

Having kids is one of the greatest joys, but not every day, as a parent, is roses and daisies. In fact, most days look like cheerios and snot, which is a reality we might forget about when dreaming about parenthood. Whether you’re a new parent or a seasoned mom or dad, having kids can be [...]

From Cultural Collisions to Success: Third-Culture Teenagers

By , LPC-Intern at Lifeologie Counseling| September 4th, 2019|

Being a teenager is so hard. Really, being human is hard, period. Whether you are a teen or involved in a teen's life, you can attest to the fact that teen years are some of the most difficult to navigate. Being the parent, teacher, mentor, or even friend of a teenager has unique challenges. There [...]

Back-To-School Checklist for Parents

By , Copy Editor| July 31st, 2019|

The first day of school is around the corner. And it can be an exhausting time for parents! While parents are welcoming the return to routines, there is a lot to do to prepare your children to go back to school. No matter what this time of year looks like for you and your family, we [...]

Parenting for Success: Paving the Way for Our Children

By , Contributing Writer| September 28th, 2018|

Parenting. It strikes fear in the hearts of some, joy in others. Everyone has heard the old saying, “There are two things you don’t talk about at parties, politics and religion.” Parenting could easily be added to that list. Parenting styles change from generation to generation. They can be drastically different, even between siblings as they [...]

Three Ways to Build a Firm Foundation for Your Kids

By , Women's Groups Pastor| September 14th, 2018|

My husband, Tom, and I have had the privilege of raising three amazing daughters. We started “parenthood” in our early 20s and made plenty of mistakes along the way. To say we didn’t have a clue of what we were doing is a fair statement, and we remain in awe of the amazing women Brittney [...]

Navigating the Path of Foster Parenting

By , Copy Editor| July 28th, 2018|

With nearly 400,000 children in our foster care system, there is a great need for foster parents who are willing to provide a safe, loving, and nurturing environment for children from broken homes. According to the Human Rights Campaign, children placed in foster care have experienced various issues such as the death of a parent/legal [...]

The Many Faces of Foster Care

By , Contributing Writer| July 11th, 2018|

Many would describe our foster care system as broken. In the media, we hear about the abuse children face in foster care. Although some children in foster care experience abuse and neglect, there are a lot of amazing foster parents who are doing great things in the lives of the children who come from broken [...]

Overcoming the Struggles of Single Parenting

By , | June 14th, 2018|

Single Parenting Struggles Only God knows what the future holds. We often find ourselves engulfed in unforeseen storms we never imagined possible. Single parenting is one of those storms we do not expect to face. That’s exactly what happened to me. One month into my forties—I found myself divorced with my two small girls—something I [...]

You Want to Be a WHAT?

By , Guest Writer| June 4th, 2018|

In a recent interview, I was asked to share top advice I believe helps children feel secure with their parents. If you had been asked, what might you have said? I answered that the way parents respond to children's dreams is key. I want children of all ages to dream. I want them to dream [...]