On Disciplining Your Children: Do It!

It seems that from one perspective disciplining our kids isn't a kind or nice thing to do.  Think about it.  If your child disrespects you, you might take his dessert away for a week.  If company comes over, they'd all get dessert, but your kid won't.  Seems mean.  Or maybe your teenage daughter was terribly… Continue reading On Disciplining Your Children: Do It!

Serious Limits for Kids’ Screen Time

I've mentioned this book here before: Boys Should be Boys: 7 Secrets to Raising Healthy Sons.  This is not a Christian book, but it does have some decent common grace principles in it, principles I've found helpful in raising my own four children  Below are two quotes I'd like to share again and comment on… Continue reading Serious Limits for Kids’ Screen Time

Motivate Your Child: A Review

I’ve often found that Christian parenting books begin to sound the same after you read a handful of them.  I wouldn’t quite say, “If you’ve read one, you’ve read them all,” but there is significant overlap in quite a few Christian parenting books. Motivate Your Child by Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller is not exactly… Continue reading Motivate Your Child: A Review

On Not Raising Narcissistic Children

Last week I mentioned a helpful book for parents on how to “unspoil” their children (HERE).  Along those same lines I found some helpful parenting advice in Keith Campbell and Jean Twenge’s The Narcissism Epidemic.  This is not a Christian resource for parenting, but it should be read alongside Christian parenting books and the biblical… Continue reading On Not Raising Narcissistic Children

Unspoiling Your Children

I’m not sure what to think of this: one of my favorite parenting books isn’t a Christian one.  I do, of course, believe we should raise our children in a distinctly Christian manner, centered around God and his Word.  And of course there are helpful Christian parenting books out there (some unhelpful ones as well!). … Continue reading Unspoiling Your Children