How to Respond to Hurtful Words in Front of the Kids

hurtful words

Remember the adage from the classic Disney film Bambi: “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothin’ at all?” It’s a great lesson to teach our children. But there are times in the midst of stress or grief or anger where we all mess up and say something harsh, even mean, towards our our spouse. And when […]

#057: 5 Ways Parents Frustrate Their Teens (Podcast)

parents and teens

As parents, there are many times our teens frustrate us. However, we need to remember that they are struggling with their identity, acceptance, attention, control, and freedom. So the reverse is often true as well: Our teens get frustrated with us.  So how can we, as parents, avoid being on our teenager’s list of frustrations and […]