Parenting: Succeed by Letting Go of Control

Parenting: Succeed by Letting Go of Control

Parenting can often feel like you’re in a constant battle with your child. As humans, we are all born with five basic needs that we spend our lives trying to satisfy: survival, love & belonging, power, freedom, and fun. In the mostly unpredictable rollercoaster...
Helping Children Tell the Truth

Helping Children Tell the Truth

Even the most well-behaved children tend to lie. Sometimes the lies are about things that don’t really matter, but it can be frustrating when your child continues to lie in the face of overwhelming proof to the contrary. As a child, how many times were you told that...
Parenting-Roots and Wings

Parenting-Roots and Wings

I’m sure many of you have heard that old Hallmark card adage on parenting that goes something like this: Parents give their children two great gifts—one is roots, the other is wings. This is what I address in this article. As parents, we pray for our children’s...
Developing Win/Win/Win Outcomes

Developing Win/Win/Win Outcomes

Whenever there is a conflict or disagreement, the natural inclination of both parties is to fight for their way. Humans are wired to win. Our need for power must be satisfied somehow, and we learn very early how to power over other people to get what we want....
Cooperatively Parenting Children through Divorce

Cooperatively Parenting Children through Divorce

If you and your spouse have decided to divorce, for your children’s sake, you must cooperatively parent them through your divorce as a team. Even if it seems like one day your spouse announced to you he or she wants a divorce, you can be certain your spouse considered...

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