"Why I..." · Discipline · Heavenly Father · Love · Theology

Why I like a little “disobedience”

I had an interesting discussion with a friend recently.  She's not a parent yet but has had a lot of experience with young children anyway.  I shared with her one of my deep-set insecurities: "What if my kids never learn to obey God?" One of the main focal points for people on the opposite side… Continue reading Why I like a little “disobedience”

"Why I..." · Discipline · Love · Understanding

Why I’m purposefully NOT a patient parent

"Yeah you're a good mom; you're so patient with him." "I could never be that patient with a toddler!" "I don't really like kids because I'm just not that much of a patient person." "You're a preschool teacher?! Wow you must be SO patient!" They mean well, they really do.  They're trying to encourage us,… Continue reading Why I’m purposefully NOT a patient parent

Discipline · Heavenly Father · Love

What Your Discipline is Missing

There are, literally, hundreds of ways to "discipline" a child. I plan to write about many of them. But before I do, let me write about a recent concept I've come across that will come alongside whatever form of discipline you choose and will undoubtedly benefit your child. It's called "tying heartstrings", and it resonated… Continue reading What Your Discipline is Missing