Parenting in the 21st Century

1. Real vs. Ideal

1. Real vs. Ideal

Ideal can seem out of reach, and it sometimes feels easier to put it out of sight. Part of being a parent is to point our children toward the ideal, while at the same time navigating what is real.

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4. A Wock and a Hard Place

If your main goal is your kid’s obedience, you’re settling for something less than and you’re setting yourself up to have anger stirred up regularly.

3. Honor Code

When our kids mess up, our tendency is to take something away from them. However, punishment shouldn’t be the end goal of discipline. Restoration should

2. Benchmark

Moms and dads dream of a future where their kids become adults and still want to come home regularly to visit. As parents, there’s something we