Other Blog Posts

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

It’s that time of year. It’s cold and flu season.

What has surprised you lately about parenting?
The other evening, my son said, “I need a cape for social studies tomorrow!”

By: Dr. Peter Benson

Parenting is a rewarding challenge, but discovering opportunities and making time to build relationships with young people in our communities can be challenging as well.

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

Every parent needs mentors. Each one of us needs wise, helpful parents as we journey through parenthood. We’ll be more successful if we have other parents who mentor and support us.

As much as we try to protect our kids from the harsh realities of life, hard stuff happens anyway. Do you know what it takes to be resilient?

Reading aloud together is a great way to spend time with your kids. Study after study reveals that the more kids read for pleasure, the more likely they are to spend more time doing homework, reading at higher reading levels, and getting higher grades.

When you see your kids being creative, courageous, or kind, which role models do you think of? Which character traits matter to you?

It’s a common theme in blended families—the two adults are thrilled to be together, but the kids often have a different reaction. Blending two families into one can be tricky—and sometimes daunting.