7 Tips for Keeping Your Cool When Your Kids Misbehave – Christian Article

The Volcano Erupts Do you identify with the parent who has said and done things he wouldn’t ordinarily recommend? The child misbehaved–again!–and suddenly from somewhere down deep a volcano erupts. Not cool. Beneath the Surface of the Volcano So, you’ve blown your stack. You admit it. You confess your wrongness to all involved parties. You apologize, asking forgiveness. And you resolve to not be that way again, to not do it again. But there’s the problem. The resolve of our…

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7 Tips for Keeping Your Cool When Your Kids Misbehave – Christian Article

The Volcano Erupts Do you identify with the parent who has said and done things he wouldn’t ordinarily recommend? The child misbehaved–again!–and suddenly from somewhere down deep a volcano erupts. Not cool. Beneath the Surface of the Volcano So, you’ve blown your stack. You admit it. You confess your wrongness to all involved parties. You apologize, asking forgiveness. And you resolve to not be that way again, to not do it again. But there’s the problem. The resolve of our…

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8 Real-Life Questions about Children and Discipline – Christian Article

Biblical Help for Parenting The Bible teaches that a loving parent is one that disciplines his or her child. But the how can often confound well-meaning parents. Below, Sam Crabtree, author of Parenting with Loving Correction: Practical Help for Raising Young Children shares some practical advice for how to navigate some specific situations in the home. One Step at a Time You might feel overwhelmed by the amount of parenting advice that exists. Take a breath. Break the goal down…

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4 Things at Stake When Your Children Don’t Obey – Christian Article

Training Kids to Listen What’s at stake in practicing correction is probably better gauged by understanding what happens when correction doesn’t get practiced very well. What’s at stake, maybe of most importance, is gospel opportunity for the heart of the child. To take one step back from that, if parents can’t get their children to listen to them for ordinary, everyday tasks, then they forfeit a hearing for the gospel. We want our children to hear the gospel, therefore we…

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An Open Letter to the Parent of a Strong-Willed Child – Christian Article

This article is part of the Open Letters series. Dear weary parent, Few things are as burdensome to a parent than a pattern of a small child’s growing reluctance to cooperate with you. Such ache can reflect loving concern for the child. My heart goes out to you in this difficulty. I’ve heard parents say things like, “I feel like I’ve exhausted all my options. No approach seems to work. I’ve tried praying with him. I’ve tried appealing to his…

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The Problem with Child-Directed Parenting – Christian Article

A Movement Should we go along with a movement called “Child-directed Parenting”? Child-directed parenting is when the child is given jurisdiction to overrule the parents, to set the agenda, pursue his own preferences while muting or disregarding parental intrusions which may deny or delay the child’s wants, even momentarily. Child-directed parenting is organized around the child’s interests, as though that’s what the child needs. But what the child needs is what is in dispute. God-Designed Authority Children are not parents.…

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Your Tears Are Not in Vain – Christian Article

Last week, I wrote about how I became a daddy. I have a son now and I’m in full swing on the dad life. I love it and I love to see him happy. But I hate to see him cry. Call me a newbie, but I’m just not used to all the crying. When he cries, I hurt for him. I want to help. I know I can. But sometimes, I know his tears are necessary. Take, for example,…

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On Becoming a Daddy – Christian Article

Some of you, observant types, would have noticed that last week I didn’t publish an article on this site. It’s the first time I haven’t done so in a while. Well, I think I have a pretty good reason why I didn’t, and that reason is this: I was in the hospital spending time with my wife and newborn son. That’s right, I’m a daddy! See photos on Instagram > I try to be organized with this blog. So much…

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WORLD Interviews Denny Burk on the APA’s Controversial New Guidelines on Masculinity – CBMW – Christian Article

Is masculinity harmful to men and boys? Should masculinity be pathologized? According to new guidelines released this month by the American Psychological Association (APA), the answer seems to be yes. In a recent report on the APA’s new guidelines on masculinity, WORLD correspondent Sarah Schweinsberg interviewed CBMW president Dr. Denny Burk about manhood and the APA’s pathologization of masculinity. You can listen to the WORLD report here, or read Dr. Burk’s comments below: “So what do we do about men…

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