5 Ways We Trigger Our Child’s Anger Without Knowing

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As a parent, the most important thing I’ve learned is to ensure that my child’s negative behavior isn’t due to my behavior. It’s more productive to have self-control with my behavior and actions in parenting rather than selfishly wanting to control my child. So, how can this concept be applied to parenting when triggering your […]

7 Things to Never Tease Your Child About

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Parenting comes with its share of challenges, and while humor and playful joking can be a valuable tool in building strong connections with our children, there are certain topics that should be off-limits when it comes to teasing. Teasing, when done inappropriately, can have a lasting impact on a child’s emotional well-being and teach siblings […]

12 Best Parenting Podcast Episodes for Struggling Parents

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Are you looking for some inspiring parenting podcasts full of Biblical truth to help guide you on the life mess that parenting often brings? Whether you’re in the car or on a run, it’s always beneficial to get fed content with depth when it comes to motherhood and fatherhood — these podcast episodes will surely […]

Calming Corner Ideas For Kids and Supply List for School or Home

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A calm down corner for kids is a fantastic idea to help them achieve calmness when they struggle with self-regulation and impulse control. Many parents are now using this technique to help their child who doesn’t listen or is being controlled by their emotions, but also just creating a space for their child to feel […]

One Thing I Do When I’m About to Lose My Cool With My Kids

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Okay, maybe a few things I do. I want you to imagine something for a minute. Imagine that you’re playing with your kids by a calm stream in the Great Smokey Mountains. The forest is thick with lush green trees, the birds are chirping, and you feel the warmth on your back from the sun […]

Don’t Give in to Your Child’s Demands, Try This Instead

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Sometimes in parenting, we make choices based on our child’s reaction or our convenience. Do you ever give in to your child’s whining or complaining because you just want it to stop? Or what about when you’re in public, and you don’t want to ignite a temper tantrum in the middle of the grocery store? […]

9 Ways to Fix Sibling Rivalry for Good

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Ahhhh, sibling rivalry. There is nothing quite like it. All at once, it can bring a home’s atmosphere down and spark chaos. ”He stole my lightsaber.” “Those toys are mine!” “He’s looking at me funny.” As a mom of two young kids, I can tell you that nothing puts a damper on the day like […]

What to do When Your Child Lies to You | 3 Healthy Responses

Why does my child keep lying to me? Knowing what to do when your child lies to you is challenging. On the one hand, you don’t want to shame them, and on the other, you want to teach them valuable lessons with healthy discipline when it comes to guiding them to be honest. As always, […]

The 5 Most Common Lies Parents Tell Their Kids Without Thinking

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Parents sometimes lie to their kids without even realizing, thinking it will keep a tantrum at bay, make a difficult circumstance easier, or not hurt their feelings. But they don’t have to. Check out these common lies we tell our children, and what you can say to your kids instead that’s the truth. Whatever the […]

Break the cycle of unhealthy backtalk from your kids with these logical responses

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Backtalk is the bane of every parent’s existence. It makes us feel disrespected and untrustworthy. Because we most often know what’s best for our child, backtalk is that reminder that tells us — you’re still not in complete control. It shows us that our children have desires, struggles, and opinions. At the end of the […]