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On Monday night, I had a mega meltdown about the state of my house. And not just the state of it — but the fact that my children are not contributing to keeping it under control. In fact, just the opposite. As I stood in my kitchen, cleaning it up for the bajillionth night in a row, …

Raising God-First Kids in a Me-First World

More than ever, if you have children, parenting with purpose is required. In a world where children are bombarded with conflicting messages, both moms and dads must fight the tendency to be reactive a

Super Cool Kids Art Ideas: Name Snowflakes

Fill your children with good thoughts before they go to bed. Ask them about their favorite part of the day, praise them for a good deed, pray with them, and tell them they’re the best gift God ever gave you. They’ll fall asleep feeling ten feet tall. -David Young #ALittleGuide

A 6th grader on too little sleep will have the cognitive abilities of a 4th grader

Bedtime! How Much Sleep Should Your Child Be Getting?

Understanding the Five Love Languages will help you communicate better with your kids. Not only will they have better behavior at home and school, but they'll also fight less with siblings. Series includes each of the 5 Love Languages: Words of Affirmation, Gifts, Quality Time, Service, and Touch. There is also a free printable.

How to raise happy children by being a happy parent -

Teaching children to behave gets better rewards when you're positive rather than critical. Positive parenting by Mum in a Nutshell