Category Archives: Raising Children Discipline/Discipleship

The Myth of Natural Talent (part one)

*This is one of a four-part series.  The rest can be found here: The Myth of Natural Talent, (part two) – deliberate practice The Myth of Natural Talent (part three) – How Failure Leads to Success The Myth of Natural … Continue reading

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“How have you raised such well-behaved kids?!”

People often ask me how we’ve raised kids who are so well-behaved and I usually don’t know what to say because I think there are LOTS of different things I could point to.  I just read an awesome comment from … Continue reading

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Sibling Rivalry? Sorry, don’t buy that, either.

. “Don’t read any of those horrible ‘I hate the new baby’ books to your children,” the article said.  The author, an older mom with several children, seemed to believe that expectation creates reality and warned that new moms can … Continue reading

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“Just Wait Until They’re Teens…” I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it.

It seems that the above sentiment has been popping up from friends and family more and more often, as my children get older.  I’m amazed at the number of people who are convinced that the teenage years are necessarily fought … Continue reading

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Why We Don’t Let Our Kids Read Books

(That title is meant to be provocative, by the way… we do let them read, just not whatever they want or whenever they want.  The “whatever they want” is covered here.  The “whenever” is what I want to cover in … Continue reading

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How Can We Keep our Teens from Rejecting Our Values? my thoughts

I recently received an email from a friend who is feeling that her children are slipping away from her, becoming more and more involved in things that she and her husband feel are “worldly” and not in line with the … Continue reading

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Out in the Garden (why we plan to stop “sheltering” our children)

*This was originally written about a month ago, but I never got around to posting it.  Lately, a circumstance with a good friend brought these issues to mind again and I felt it would be good to publish this article, … Continue reading

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