This is an email I just wrote to my own adult kids and their spouses. I thought it would be a good thing for others to see and read and comment on.
Continue reading When Should Your Child Get a Phone?
Not quite thirty years ago, my sister was expecting her first child. At the time, she was living in Germany and I was living in Montgomery, Alabama. At that time, I had just gotten a new printer, which would print very clearly at very small sizes, and I was a kid with a new toy. Continue reading Raising Young Children
I woke up at 3:30 this morning with my mind swirling about child safety and obedience.
I can hear you now: “Excuse me?”
I know, I know. It’s not exactly a topic that would keep most people up at night, but there’s a reason. Here’s what I mean.
Continue reading Raising Kids – Obedience and Safety
At some point during each parent’s kid-raising chores, they look at the sky and lament, “Why did I ever have kids?”
As of this writing (March 2014) my kids are 31 and 30, and I couldn’t be prouder of them. Every day, I thank God for the miracle He worked in helping shape these two incredible people, knowing there’s NO WAY I could have shaped them into who they are today on my own.
Why am I so proud of them?
Today, they are both responsible adults, people who make good decisions. You’ll hear more about that – making good decisions – in a later article, but for now I’ll just say these “kids” are who they are today based on the decisions they made in the past. Continue reading Raising Kids – The Payoff (#1)