Category: Inspiration for Parents

God of Refuge for Parents

When life gets tough,    I am your hiding place. I’m near when you call upon Me in truth.    I’ll protect you from trouble, Surrounding you with songs of deliverance. Give Me all your worries    And watch Me sustain you and your…

STOP THAT YELLING!

Today’s title isn’t for your kids–it’s for YOU, parents. I am ashamed to admit I was a yelling parent. I hated myself for it each time I lost control and yelled at my kids. My mother was a yeller. Her mother was a yeller….

10 More Things Parents Should Remember

1. Not every minute of a child’s life has to be filled with “productive” activities like classes, lessons and sports. Children need time to be alone, to explore, to be quiet and thoughtful. 2. How to explain basic Christian doctrines or truths, in simple…

Top Ten Rules for Mealtimes

New York Times bestseller author Jo Frost, a.k.a. Supernanny, has some excellent advice for parents. While I don’t agree with everything she does I believe her ability to capsulate her philosophy into her TOP TEN RULES is useful. Here are her TOP TEN RULES…

10 Things Parents Should Remember

10 Super Important Things Parents Should Remember It’s okay to get messy—that goes for kids, parents and homes. The best way to end a doctor’s or dentist’s appointment is with ice cream. How to listen with both of their ears and with their hearts….

For Moms & Dads Who Serve Our Country

  With honor and appreciation to the Moms and Dads who serve (or have served) our noble country in uniform. I thank you. What greater example of patriotism can your children ever see?   From The Poet Patriot  WE STAND Through the pledge, through…

The Father Effect

For the dads who are struggling with their role, please watch this short film. It is 15 minutes long, but it has the potential to change your life–and the lives of your family.   If it speaks to you, or if you think it…

12 Principles of Parenting

“The rain fell, the rivers rose, and the winds blew and pounded that house. Yet it didn’t collapse, because its foundation was on the rock.”        Matthew 7:25 HCSB The most important “career” we will ever pursue is that of being a parent. Over my…

Happy Father’s Day

My gift to all of you DADS out there.    

Time Alone with God–You’ve Got to Be Kidding Me!

Face it! When you have young children squeezing one more thing into your day is hopeless! Even if that one thing is spending time alone with God. Have you heard the story of Suzanna Wesley who had (I believe) 18 children? She had her…

Sometimes You Fly

Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall Sometimes You Fly by Katherine Applegate was published in 2018 by Clarion Books. Jennifer Black Reinhardt illustrated the picture book. First, let me brag about the illustrations. They are sensitive but cute and funny. They definitely…

13 Ways to Teach Your Kids to Fail

Teaching your child to be a failure in life is pretty easy. Just follow these 13 easy steps: Protect your child from inconveniences when working on a task. Protect your child from any and all physical injury. Intervene anytime your child has a disagreement…

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