"If I always dictate what they do, how will they build up their decision-making…

“If I always dictate what they do, how will they build up their decision-making muscles? My new favorite phrase for small choices: You get to decide that.” http://www.loveandlogic.com/ http://www.loveandlogic.com/

We had a special day on our campus today, as world famous “Illusionist” Brock Gi…

We had a special day on our campus today, as world famous “Illusionist” Brock Gi...
We had a special day on our campus today, as world famous “Illusionist” Brock Gill performed at our chapel this morning. He had the teens constantly moving between awe and laughter. And then at the end of his performance, he shared a story from his own life and gave our teens a powerful Gospel presentation ...

David Valdes Greenwood: What I Learned From My 9-Year-Old’s Book Club

When my daughter Lily came home saying she wanted to start a book club, I was excited — I’m a writer after all, so this was music to my ears — but also a bit skeptical. Right away, I started to fret about the mechanics of it. Read more: Daughters, Book Club, Parenting, Reading, The ...

Suren Ramasubbu: Demystifying Parenting in the Digital Age

Nowhere else in history has there been a reverse relationship between parent and child as in the domain of the Internet. The common belief that the child learns from the parent and influence primarily flows from parent to child is often negated in the area of Internet Read more: Family, Parenting, Internet, Children, Education, Homework, ...

Katia Bishops: 5 Reasons I’m Breaking Up With You, Oscars

Gee, thanks so much for taunting me and showering me (no pun intended) with an endless parade of freshly-cleaned, coiffed and manicured individuals of both genders, none of whom is wearing stickers. Read more: Oscars, Motherhood, Parenting, The Oscars, Parents-Moms, The Playroom, Parents-Toddlers, Open Letter, Life After Kids, Parents News http://familylifeworks.org/blog http://familylifeworks.org/blog

Mehdi Toozhy: Secrets to Raising Independent Children

Children need to grow, flourish and become independent under a parent’s protection and with us helping them to become their best. If one’s children are already independent, chances are the parent did a good job providing them with the belief that they are competent and capable of taking care of themselves. Read more: Parenting, Families, ...

Hank Hanna: Unfortunate Cookie?

He sort of looked down, defeated, and handed the cookie to me. I pulled him over for a hug and a snuggle and told him it was OK and that he could have it. He opened the cookie up and handed me the fortune from inside. Read more: Parenting, Children, Fortune Cookies, Fortune Cookie, Karma, ...

Susannah Lewis: Little Shells, Little Masks

I wish my children could answer a question without shifting their eyes to the floor and biting their lips. I wish they would open up, just a little bit, and show others what truly amazing little people they really are. I wish I could, too. Read more: Parenting, Shyness, Children, Parents News http://familylifeworks.org/blog http://familylifeworks.org/blog

Aimee Chan: What Kids Learn From Travel

If you expose your children to as much of the world as possible they will learn where they fit and how lucky they are. Just by spending time with you in a different country or even just environment, they can learn about history, cultures, languages, conservation and, yes, poverty in a way that will stay ...

Scott Dannemiller: Busy Is A Sickness

So my prayer today is this. That I stop defining myself by my doing, and start defining myself by my being. That I stop measuring time by the clock on the wall, and start measuring it by the experiences I share with those around me. And that I stop seeing my life as “busy,” and ...