Why your house rules fail and what to do about it

Why your house rules fail and what to do about it

Executive Summary This feature addresses the problem of rules that can complicate and weaken a parent’s relationship with their child. Drawing from key concepts gleaned from research and fieldwork in prevention strategy the highlights below offer insights and tips to...
Defending hope for you and your family amid pandemic stress

Defending hope for you and your family amid pandemic stress

The collective response to the coronavirus pandemic (i.e., shelter-in-place) has interrupted our lives with new demands on parents to be teachers as well as employees at home and created economic upheavals that can lead to mental states of hopeless. The feeling of...
Reconciling COVID19 with God’s divine plan: Biblical insights on crisis, love and resilience in the family

Reconciling COVID19 with God’s divine plan: Biblical insights on crisis, love and resilience in the family

This online training is for parenting children of any age.  Who should attend? Parents who seek to strengthen their Christian values at home amidst a cyber-powered popular culture that hypes fear and anxiety. Parents of all creeds who seek to strengthen family bonds...
Pandemic thought leadership: Know the difference between a predicament and a problem

Pandemic thought leadership: Know the difference between a predicament and a problem

Crucial Conversation Concepts Guidance for conversations with youth in a cyber-powered world, wherein it is easy to believe things that are not true and focus on things that do not really matter. As we work through the global response to the Corona pandemic, the most...
Shelter in place: Resilient responses and resources for you and your family

Shelter in place: Resilient responses and resources for you and your family

During this COVID19 shelter-in-place response, the most important thing we can teach our youth is how to be aware, well-informed and unafraid. Let me offer a real-life example. The other day while on a long walk with my husband, a young boy riding his bike was...
When your child rejects parental authority: Insights about connecting and correcting a rebellious child

When your child rejects parental authority: Insights about connecting and correcting a rebellious child

A recent feature in Yahoo News describes the four parenting styles (authoritarian, authoritative, permissive and uninvolved) and explains why authoritative parenting (which is firm and kind) is the most effective for instilling discipline. In my experience, the...