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4 Smart Ways To Teach Your Kids About Money

4 Smart Ways To Teach Your Kids About Money

  It’s never too early to start teaching your kids how to handle their money. In fact, it’s an especially important topic to teach your kids at home. While most high schools require students to take macroeconmics, classes like personal finance are rarely required or even available. So, you can’t really rely on the schools […]

10 Ways To Strengthen Your Marriage With Young Kids In The House

10 Ways To Strengthen Your Marriage With Young Kids In The House

Being a parent is one of the greatest joys in life, but it’s not easy. Having children will permanently change your marriage. When you try to take a nap, quiet time is filled with crying. When you plan a date with your spouse, a child will inevitably get sick. When you finally have time alone […]

20 Ways Men And Women ‘Really’ Want To Be Loved

20 Ways Men And Women ‘Really’ Want To Be Loved

A wife approached her husband with a troubling look and asked, “We’ve been married for 30 years. Do you still love me?” With a deep sigh, the old husband gruffly exhaled, “Woman, I told you that I love you before I married you. If I change my mind, I’ll let you know.” Unfortunately, this man […]

Reasons Why You Should Enroll Your Kids In Sports

Reasons Why You Should Enroll Your Kids In Sports

Most of us want our kids to be the next Olympic gold medalist or NBA all-star, but there are a couple more practical reasons to enroll your kids in sports. Here are a few: They learn life skills Being in a sport, especially a team sport, teaches your child about team work, taking turns, and […]

How Your Body Can Tell If He Or She Is Really ‘The One’

How Your Body Can Tell If He Or She Is Really ‘The One’

On Valentine’s Day, a dating anniversary, National Girlfriends Day (August 1), any day you see a romantic comedy, or basically any day, you may be asking the following question about the person you are currently seeing, dating, engaged to or even married to: Is he or she The One? We’re not talking about Neo from The Matrix but […]

Actions Kids Learn From Their Parent’s Marriage

Actions Kids Learn From Their Parent’s Marriage

When I speak on marriage, I’m always asked if I intentionally taught my kids about marriage. The answer is yes … and, no. Yes, there are times when we’ve talked specifically about marriage (either ours or ones that our kids have observed). But, for the most part, my wife Cathy and I have been wise […]

Ways To Encourage Summer Learning

Ways To Encourage Summer Learning

Summer break is here! Our kids are rejoicing in their new-found freedom, but sometimes we parents worry that (a) we’ll go crazy before the summer ends with our kids around all of the time, (b) our kids will turn their brains to mush watching TV all the time, or (c) BOTH. And, to be honest, […]

How To Deal with Teenage Attitude

How To Deal with Teenage Attitude

At some point, you will stare at the gangling, long-legged thing on your sofa and shudder at the thought you use to kiss those once little toes. That little child who use to snuggle into you now snaps at the slightest thing or growls as you approach him. Welcome to the teenage years. It will […]

Mastering the Art of Communication

Mastering the Art of Communication

“The art of communication”—I like that phrase. Because communicating is an art. When we’re attempting to get our message out to others, it’s as though we start with a giant blank canvas and we then begin to paint a picture, any picture we desire. Now, most people assume that when painting a picture, they have […]

Communication Mistakes Parents Make

Communication Mistakes Parents Make

Just as there are common negative behaviors that most children make, such as yelling when angry and refusing to share toys, there are also common ineffective tactics parents turn to when communicating with their children. These communication mistakes can leave the child feeling belittled, prevent a teaching moment, and possibly damage a relationship over time. […]