Category: The Faithful Family
Off to College: What Parents Need to Know & How to Prepare
From laying the groundwork in the teenage years to getting ready for college drop-off and navigating the empty nest, it’s easy for parents to start feeling anxious. It’s exciting, for sure, but sending a child off to college for the first time can also feel like a lot. Here’s a compilation of posts that span the spectrum on the topic and hopefully serve as a resource to support you in your parenting journey.
Are They Ready? 10 Basic Life Skills Your Teen Needs
When the time comes to leave the nest, will your teenager be ready? Help set them up for success by teaching them these basic life skills. And heads up, you might get your toes stepped on because there are few things I’d encourage you to stop doing for your teen (at least on a regular basis).
Proven To Make a Difference: The Importance of Fathers
The importance of fathers in a family can’t be overstated; however, we simply don’t celebrate them in the same way we do our mothers. As a society, perhaps it’s time we start paying a bit more attention because while we’ve diminished their role and necessity in the home, their absence is distressingly apparent. Present and engaged fathers are a gift to their families, and both the Bible and science have quite a bit to say about them.
Dropping Kids Off at College: Tips for a Smooth Transition
Dropping kids off at college can be an emotional rollercoaster. So here are 5 helpful tips from parents who have “been there, done that.” While it might not be easy, there are a few things you can do to make it easier.
To Those Who Teach, Give Thanks!
Inspiring teachers pour their passion for learning into eager, and even not so eager, young minds, and they do it not for the public praise and recognition but for their love of children and teaching. During this year’s Teacher Appreciation Week, who deserves your thanks?
Start With Letting Go: One Important Way to Help Your Teen
As parents, we spend a lifetime learning to let go of our children. And it becomes increasingly difficult as they venture into their teens. However, we need to be taking intentional steps to loosen our grip so that they are prepared for life beyond high school. And one of the ways we can help our teens is by equipping them to be academically independent.