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 […]

One Thing I Did to Help my Child with Bedtime Stalling

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Ah yes, the bedtime stalling. “Mom, I need to go to the bathroom.” “Dad, I need some water.” “Mom, what’s the meaning of life?” “Where do babies come from?” It seems our children love to ask the deepest of questions and have a desire to be the most open at all the wrong times. But […]

Should Santa Be Cancelled?

Should Santa be cancelled? How can we navigate these quirks that Westernized civilization continually brings to the forefront of our minds, mostly from the content of our social media? I guess I feel the need to point out that out, considering some countries and cultures (including those within our westernized geography) worries are simply about […]

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 […]

Exploring the Most Popular Parenting Styles and Their Effects on Children

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Parenting is a complex and rewarding journey that involves shaping the lives of our children. As parents, we often find ourselves seeking the most effective ways to nurture and guide our kids. One crucial aspect to consider is our parenting style, as it can significantly influence our children’s development, behavior, and overall well-being.  In this […]

9 Things You Might Not Think to Tell Your Child But Should

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I think it’s normal for parents to forget to inform their kids of what’s going on at any given point. We go through life addressing finances, marital struggles, bouts of depression, vacation plans, political opinions, etc. and don’t think to include our kids in on what’s happening. Not only can this cause a lot of […]

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? […]