There’s nothing like a hot blast of reality to blow us off the end of a limb of theory. We think we have it all put together and then we discover how much we still have to learn.
Do you ever feel that finding all the resources you need for successful parenting is an impossible task? On any given day, a parent may need to have handy a child psychology manual, a fix-it-yourself instruction guide, a volume on basic theology, and a good book on emergency first aid!
While you may not find all of those on our website, we believe you will find the resources here to be practical, invaluable, and uplifting as you seek to shape the hearts of your children. With these tools at your side, you can begin to see the role of parenting as not only one of the most challenging experiences but also one of the most rewarding.
No one’s upbringing was perfect, least of all Chuck Swindoll’s. His childhood reminiscing has some good lessons for parents.
Do your words and actions meet up? Your kids may not hear what you’re saying but they definitely notice what you do. Kids benefit from authenticity. If you’re not consistent, they will turn you off.
Children need the tenderness and compassion only a mother can give. The warmth and security of a mother’s love keeps kids balanced, healthy, and confident.
Each day you can make a difference in someone’s life. The people you come into contact with give you opportunities to extending kindness, courtesy, and compassion.
Tears have a language all their own. In some mysterious way, our bodies know their verbal limitations and then the tears come.
One of the most significant contributions the legacy of a woman leaves upon the world is an unguarded tenderness. This softens our spirits and our souls. Don’t stop. The world is hard—don’t pick up on that. Stay tender.
There are teachable moments in life where we suddenly realize we’re adults (or, we’re quickly on our way). One of the heaviest things you will carry is the difficult task of letting your children go. Have you released yours? Will you release them?
Abraham Lincoln’s childhood is legendary. Born into poverty with a travelling father and a simple mother who taught him to read and died when Lincoln was 10. Take a moment to ponder the question: where would Lincoln be without his mother?
We have an incredible opportunity to shape our children no matter our situation.
With every pleasure are hidden responsibilities. And sometimes with great pleasures, like being a mother, the responsibilities are also greater.
Unrealistic expectations are nothing more than the temptation to be perfect and to expect it from others. Rather than looking at what isn’t done perfectly, focus instead on what has been accomplished.