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8 Great Smarts

8 Great Smarts

“You think I’m smart? Really? You mean I shouldn’t let kids call me stupid? Which of the 8 smarts do I have a lot of?”
5 Core Needs

5 Core Needs

“I can see how my unhealthy identity is causing relationship issues and doubts about my future. I want to learn more.”
No Perfect Kids

No Perfect Kids

“I do want to raise the kids we were given and not the kids we wish we had. Thank you for your help!”
Tech Savvy Kids

Tech Savvy Kids

“I had no idea my kids’ negative beliefs and behaviors were caused by the technology they use. This is so eye-opening!”

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    May

    Life-Giving Opportunity: End of Academic Year Conversations

    Depending on where you live, the school year has already ended, it’s ending this week, or it soon will. What messages and goals do you want your children to be thinking about now? Even if it wasn’t an excellent academic year, I hope you want

    23
    May

    “Our Daily Bread” Is Dynamic Engagement, Not Static Storage

    I am not a silo. Neither are you. Obviously! Maybe I should write instead that we shouldn’t act as if we are silos. What do I mean? When driving through Minnesota and Wisconsin in late April, I greatly appreciated the beautiful farm country. There were

  • 16
    May

    What are you full of faith for?

    In the Celebrate Kids email newsletter, Tina Hollenbeck and I have been writing about the fruit of the Spirit. When writing recently about faithfulness, I asked readers that question. What are you full of faith for? Everyone has faith in something or someone. The object

    11
    May

    Let Encouragement Shine Brightly Through You To Others

    Join me and think for a few minutes about your relationships with family and friends. What are some of your most important roles or responsibilities within these relationships? If you would ask me that question, I would answer that encouraging others matters greatly. What matters

  • 9
    May

    Celebrate Mom Every Day!

    Mother’s Day was challenging for me. I actually began to feel a bit off late last week. Although I had posted a video encouraging all of us to be sensitive around women who may not have a “happy” Mother’s Day, I didn’t sense my uneasiness

    4
    May

    Engaging Weaker Smarts On Purpose

    The way we and our children are smart is relevant to so much. Learning. Studying. Teaching. Relationships. Friendships. Marriage. Parenting. Spiritual growth. Hobbies. Careers. There are other areas of relevance that have been on my mind lately. Emotional health. Stress relief. Energy vs. fatigue. The

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