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How to Talk to Daughters about Body Image

How to Talk to Daughters about Body Image

Mothers whose daughters are having problems with eating and body image ask me, “Why? What have I done to cause my daughter to feel this way?” As parents there are roles we play within the family that can contribute to many forms of dysfunction, but in my opinion eating disorders are not exclusively a parental

family devotions for kids

Family Devotions for Kids: Remember Whose You Are

Over the past years we have acquired many beautiful books from Tommy Nelson that have helped in our family devotions for kids. I can trust that when a book is published by Tommy Nelson it is of the highest quality, and that my children will enjoy it. Two books, however, stand out in our collection of

kids with character

Raising Kids with Character: The Goal of Parenting

Good kids are a product of the real goal of parenting: mature character. When children grow up with mature character, they are able to take their place as adults in the world and function properly in all areas of life. Raising kids with character is the main goal of child rearing. But what is character?

pray for kid's friendships

5 Ways to Pray for Your Kids’ Friendships

Have you ever pondered about how to pray for your kids’ friendships? Or have you ever given thought to how God wired us for relationships? In the beginning of time, God created and formed the world of beauty, then created man to inhabit it. Each day, God viewed His creation, and said it was good.

family bonding in kitchen

Family Bonding: Making Memories in the Kitchen

Family bonding can take place anywhere, but when it takes place in the kitchen, something magical happens. Besides rearranging furniture, some of my son Jackson’s other favorite “toys” are the rice maker, a four-cup coffeemaker (without the glass pot), the salad spinner, and of course the universal childhood favorite, pots and pans. At fifteen months

teaching modesty for girls

Modesty for Girls: Where to Draw the Line

When it comes to modesty for girls, sometimes it’s hard to know as a parent exactly where to draw the line. I am raising three little ladies with my husband. We were blessed with little girls… God chose them for us, and now it’s our turn to take that blessing and turn them in to

effective discipline

The 7 Fundamentals of Effective Discipline for Children

Today’s parents believe that for any behavior problem, there is a right method or technique that will solve it. Indeed, it’s important that you select your approach to a behavior problem strategically, with an eye to your child’s age, the severity and duration of the problem, and so on. But the essence of effective discipline for children


5 Reasons Why We Chose Homeschooling

Choosing to homeschool your children is not a decision to take lightly. Homeschooling is hard work and requires parents who are ready and willing to take on the full burden of their child’s education. Our family of six decided early on that homeschooling was the right choice for us. It’s not the right choice for