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Tough Decisions NOT Desired

Tough Decisions NOT Desired

Follow Noah’s Journey Here. Last week in the midst of our stay in the PICU, Stephanie and I had many tough conversations. Discussions involving the short-term and long-term decisions that will help Noah and our family. With the first battle of RSV and pneumonia coming to a close, we are now stepping into the next battle. The Preparation For Open-Heart Surgery When Fayth went in for open-heart surgery to repair her AV Canal or AVSD 5 years ago, we had to make sure she didn’t get sick. She became a “bubble baby.” Many from Arizona remember that time for us. ... Read More »

14 Ways For Kids To Understand Failure Correctly

14 Ways For Kids To Understand Failure Correctly

BLOG OVERVIEW: Kids are learning about failure, but what are they learning. Kids need to understand failure correctly and the teaching must come from the parents. The dueling princes battled on the ground as their floating castle disappeared into the sky. This is the backdrop of Disney’s movie Up. Are you missing something? You saw the movie right? Confused yet? Ed Catmull, the co-founder of Pixar and Disney Animations, wrote how Pixar creates movies in his book Creativity, Inc. Catmull’s book was reviewed at The Secret To Pixar’s Success: Failure on Buzzfeed published in April of 2014. Catmull reveals Pixar’s ... Read More »

How Entitlement In Kids Will Blind-Side Parents

How Entitlement In Kids Will Blind-Side Parents

Blog Overview: Parenting to all of our kids wants and desires will leave us blind-sided by entitlement. WARNING: This post could blind-side you. Leave a comment below and share this message for other parents to hear. I Never Realized I Was Teaching Our Kids Entitlement Kids in today’s society are more inclined to possess entitlement. Most parents would admittedly agree and think they would never assist in raising an entitled child. But reality likes to blind-side us. This was true for one of our neighbors. After reading the recent post about permissive parenting in kids sports, they shared how just ... Read More »

Permissive Parenting In Kids Sports Leads To Entitlement

Permissive Parenting In Kids Sports Leads To Entitlement

BLOG OVERVIEW. Permissive parenting in kids sports is teaching kids entitlement. More kids today are expecting everything handed to them on a platter. Parenting in sports plays a large role. Are we unknowingly training kids for entitlement? Jesus has some insight to this. Football Parents Just Wanting The Best For Their Kids After coaching youth football for the past 4 years, I became the new coaching director of a youth football league. There are over 600 kids involved, meaning nearly, 600 marital relationships, 600 family structures, and 1200 parents. There are enough parenting styles in the league to last a ... Read More »