Category: Parenting

What’s the most important 18 minutes of the day for families?

“I hate mealtimes with my kids,” confessed one mom at a parenting workshop. “I prefer some time at dinner with my husband rather than being a disciplinarian with the kids.” While I applauded mom’s commitment to her spouse, I told … Continue reading

The new age of bedtime stories

Five-year-old Landon loves for his Aunt Michelle to read him bedtime stories. He snuggles in his bed with his special blanket and an extra pillow and gets all comfortable while he follows along with his favorite book. This bedtime routine … Continue reading

Are some kids born evil? Q&A with Dr. Ramey

Question Do you think that some kids are just born evil? I have four kids, and the oldest who is now 16 has been a problem since he was a baby. I’ve talked to him, spanked him, and even sent … Continue reading

Do I matter as a parent?

Parenting is a challenging job. The physical, emotional, and financial demands seem endless. It feels as if we are always sacrificing what we want for the sake of our kids. Our dreams get delayed and often denied, as we usually … Continue reading

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