faith, family, life

Insecurity and Identity

We are a blended family and I grew up in a blended family. While I grew up with my natural mom and dad, my dad had been previously married and had 2 sons with his first wife. I remember trying to figure out who my brothers' mom was to me - another mom? An aunt?… Continue reading Insecurity and Identity

communication, faith, family, life

Are You a Coach or a Dictator?

When parents make the shift from controller/dictator/punisher to mentor/teacher/leader they will stop trying to control behavior and will start trying to teach why and how to behave. Kindness in this process is not weakness. Kindness toward our kids also does not automatically mean the kids run the show. It simply means that we recognize kid's… Continue reading Are You a Coach or a Dictator?