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Lots of days I’ve felt lost as a parent. You’ve probably felt the same. Even on days when we feel confident that the guidance we’ve given our child is the kind that leads to healthy heart-change, we can still toss … Continue reading
How do I help my children choose a career? As they move toward finishing high school, how do I guide them toward a college major, a career, or an employer? How do I counsel wisely at such critical moments? And how, … Continue reading
They moved out last week. Each to their own home for the year. Two daughters. Both cherished. Both pretty much grown up. Within twenty-four hours, our nest became two-thirds empty, and I’ve been swallowing back tears ever since. As the … Continue reading
I packed her last lunch this morning. And even though women older and wiser had warned of the ache this day would bring, I didn’t expect the tearing to hurt so. I didn’t expect the rushing mix of painful and … Continue reading
My friend to her son: “Hey buddy, I’m so proud of you this morning! You’re being super sweet to your little brother. Thank you for being so kind and helpful!” His three-year-old answer: “I’m going to try really hard to … Continue reading
We sat at her kitchen table, morning sunlight streaming in from the backyard, children creating Play-doh meals at the little table nearby. She and her husband were leaders in our church, and I remember sitting on the edge of my … Continue reading
Two powerful desires wrestle for dominance in my heart. They compete. They war within. These two base-line points of reference can’t reign simultaneously, and can in no way co-exist as controlling drivers in parenting. And so begins an inner battle. … Continue reading
Years ago, a friend recounted her experience of that parking-lot moment any mom of preschoolers dreads. She re-played the situation for me, trying to hear for herself where she’d gone wrong, reliving both her words to her son, and his … Continue reading
It seems but yesterday I carried my babies on my hip to the driveway and buckled them into car seats. Now, I stand instead and wave (and pray) as my oldest drives her siblings away each morning to school. And … Continue reading