Did you catch the Miss America pageant this weekend? A large percentage of the population missed it, either accidentally or on purpose –so did we!—but the social media world exploded anyway. And instead of people analyzing the dresses, rolling their eyes about the swimsuit contest, or dishing about the embarrassing personal revelations, everyone was talking […]
How can it possibly be that time already??? I’m going to stop being a social researcher for a minute and just be an amazed mom. Jeff and I are entering an era that once seemed so far away, so unimaginable … our oldest child is graduating from her K-8th grade middle school and heading to […]
Dear Shaunti, Undoubtedly, the most effective punishment for my teenage daughter is taking away her cell phone. There’s just one little problem: she freaks out when I do. I’m certain I’d get less of a freak-out if I ordered her to sleep in a box in the yard for a week (hmmm…) What’s her deal? […]
“Your effort to be present, both physically and emotionally, sends an important message.” For Parents Only: Getting Inside the Head of Your Kid by Shaunti Feldhahn and Lisa Rice Here’s the story of one father who took “being present” to a whole new level…get out your tissues…you’re going to need them.
Dads, you are all so very important and your kids are actually influenced by what you say and do with them far more than you may believe. I want to share with you an email we received from a single dad who, inspired by my book For Parents Only, initiated an important conversation with his […]