Category Archives for Parenting

The Best Dating Advice Dads Can Give Their Sons

My son is not interested in girls, yet. He’ll be 14 years old in a few weeks. But it’s about time I start thinking about what is the best dating advice a father can give to his teenage son. If he’s like me, my son will have girls interested in him before he’s interested in […]

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5 Leadership Skills Your Child Needs to Thrive

Without valuable leadership skills, teens entering adulthood lack skills that can help them thrive and be successful in a variety of settings, including college and work. The elementary and high school years are the best time for parents to provide kids with opportunities to learn and develop leadership skills. A child who begins his or […]

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4 Ways Parents’ Social Media Use Can Put Kids at Risk

If you’re a parent who uses social media, add the word “sharenting” to your vocabulary. Sharenting is what parents do when they share their parenting experiences online. If you do it, do it with caution. You may experience some unintended and frightening consequences when you share photos, videos, and details about your child’s life on […]

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5 Simple Ways for Parents to Overcome Job Burnout

I was burned out on my job and it was affecting my parenting. I’d arrive home emotionally and physically exhausted. My four-year old daughter would ask me to play with her. I just wanted to eat, recline on the couch and watch TV. I needed to clear my mind from the stress of work. At […]

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4 Reasons to Say ‘No’ to a Job Promotion

I’m glad I knew when to say “no” to a job promotion. I was tempted to say “yes” as soon as my manager made the offer. The higher salary and more prestigious job title sounded great. But accepting a promotion is a decision that needs to be made carefully, weighing the pros and cons, and […]

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6 Awkward Conversations Your Child Needs to Have Before Marriage

Perhaps the best counsel a parent can offer their child before marriage is to get to know your potential partner well. There are things to talk about before marriage that are awkward, but important. Too many married couples discover things about their wife or husband they wish they’d known before they said, “I do.” Judgment […]

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4 Things I Want My Daughter to Know About College Dating

Now that she’s in college, it seems appropriate to give my daughter college dating advice. Before now, she got advice about boys—mostly warnings. She was homeschooled, and her interactions with boys were limited in comparison to girls who attend high school. Now that she’s entered adulthood, drives a car, and goes more places without a […]

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