As parents, we are called to lean on the Creator to see our children in light of how God created them. Each one has unique strengths and weaknesses that shape them.
“You’re only as happy as your least happy child.” Does it have to be that way? Here are some tips to help with a moody teen.
When my parents raised me in West Africa, they didn’t have to worry about all of the world’s culture influencing me through a screen. These days, parents all over the world face not only the parenting challenges of their local youth culture, but the global impact of technology. While the United States has cheaper, faster internet, theyContinue reading “Screens and Teens: Connecting with Our Kids in a Wireless World (my reflections)”
Kids need at least an hour of active play everyday. It can be challenge to find places to take the family for some much needed active play. So, I polled my friends and these are the places we enjoy. I hope it’s a useful resource for your family! Playgrounds in Lilongwe Playgrounds are a playContinue reading “Active Places for Kids to Enjoy in Malawi”
To stay healthy kids need exercise too. Providing active play opportunities is the best way to help your kids reach their fitness goals. Preschool kids should be regularly active throughout the day. At home, buy active toys such as balls, strollers for the dolls, big trucks, or tricycles. Limit screen time to less than 2 hoursContinue reading “Exercise for Kids”
Each baby arrives into your family with their own little personality, wants, and needs. Until a baby can talk, they express their needs through crying. Here are some things you can do to help your crying baby. First, realize that crying is normal, especially in the first few months of life. As your baby grows andContinue reading “Crying Baby”
I’m washing dishes with my daughter, Emily, when I notice superficial cuts all down her arm. “Emily, what is this?!” I ask in an alarming tone. Maybe, I’m over-reacting, but I’m afraid this is a suicide attempt! Immediately, Emily pulls down her sleeve to hide her cuts. “It’s nothing, Mom. I just got scratched by a cat.”Continue reading “Non-Suicidal Self-Injurious Behavior”
Choose fun for your family! Here are some ideas to help you enjoy your kids during a stressful time.
There are a ton of amazing parenting resources out there that approach parenting from completely different worldviews. I have been guilty of sticking to one genre and have missed out on some incredible resources. This website is getting me out of my comfort zone as I explore parenting books from varying viewpoints. The Whole-Brain Child is written fromContinue reading “The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture your Child’s Developing Mind (My Reflections)”
An international move is a huge transition for our kids. Here are some tried and true tips through the stages to help your children transition well.