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Dealing with Loss and Failure with Your Kids

This week on FB Live, we’re talking about dealing with loss and failure with our kids.  Since it’s 9/11 today, it’s an appropriate day to pause and reflect on loss.  There are days of remembrance like this that can be used to teach our children about resilience and dependence on […]

 

Wearing Earbuds – Sorry I Don’t Want to Talk

Do your kids wear earbuds sometimes? Wearing earbuds can be a physical symbol that communicates, “I’m busy. Please don’t talk to me.” Yes, there are good uses for earbuds, but wearing them can become a bad habit for kids (and adults!). Instead of talking to family members and extending common […]

 

Arlene on Focus on the Family August 13

Years ago, before my first bo was every published, I told a dear friend my dream: Someday, I would like to be on Focus on the Family.  It seemed like a very far fetched, crazy, pie-in-the-sky dream for sure. How amazing that God has brought this dream to pass and […]

 

Video: What Lens Would Improve Your Parenting or Marriage?

Do you need a little tweak in the way you see your marriage or kids? Whether you are overwhelmed by the things to do, or underwhelmed by the appreciation you feel…you have incredible power to change your perspective and improve your life. My glasses have something to teach us. What […]