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Living in The Real Empty Nest

When my daughter went off the college in a town two hours from home, I identified this time as having an empty nest. The first time I saw my aunt and cousin, they rushed to ask me how I liked having an empty nest. I said, “I like it.” To ...

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Can We Please Kill Super Mom?

Somebody recently asked my daughter to tell what her favorite Bible verse was. She said, and I quote, “Whatever that one about God knowing all about you, and loving you anyway. You know, that one that is on my mom’s tattoo on her foot.” (Ps. 139) Not exactly the Sunday ...

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Feeding a Child’s Personality and Not Their Behavior

We laugh. We comment, “Oh, he’s so cute when he does that!” Yet, when does the “cuteness” morph into a behavior and not a child’s personality? What is the difference between the two, if any? Personality is separate from a child’s behavior.   It is what makes each child unique. Their ...

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Parents, Please Let Your Children Fail

In awe and speculation, the man watched as the former caterpillar began to unveil the awaited metamorphosis. The transformation had taken weeks and the process of the butterfly maneuvering out of the chrysalis was becoming a nerve-wracking sight to observe so much that the man felt compelled to assist in ...

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