Entries from April 2008

Ranting about condoms

April 29th, 2008 / 7 Comments

Should we teach our teens about using condoms? Isn’t it better to teach them about safe sex since they are going to have sex anyway? Kara, an abstinence educator, tells it like it is in a letter she wrote to Dr. Laura. It gives us the right perspective about what we should teach our children. […]

Talking to your teen about modesty

April 28th, 2008 / 2 Comments

Imagine this, if you can: Your daughter gets ready to leave the house in an outrageous outfit showing way too much skin, to say the least. You reel on her and yell, “You are not going out of the house like that! You look like a slut. No decent boy will respect you.” Your daughter […]

Modesty starts young

April 24th, 2008 / 9 Comments

When my girls were little, I hear parents with teenage girls who dress with too much skin showing (that’s the nice way of putting it) say with a resigned sigh, “Well, I can’t control what they wear anymore.” At that time, I thought, “I still have control of what my girls wear for about the […]

Moms for modesty

April 23rd, 2008 / 12 Comments

Male high school teachers have a very tough job. I especially feel for their wives. When 17 and 18 year-old girls wear tank tops, tight clothes, and short shorts, do you think the men teachers, even the most moral ones, would notice? How can the wives of the teachers compete with these young beauties? Recently […]

Unconventional Ways to Prepare for the College Application Process

April 19th, 2008 / 1 Comment

I am honored to have today’s post written by Margit Crane, M.A., M.S., M.Ed. She is a family relationship coach, speaker, author (HELP! My Teen Has Been Abducted By Aliens!), workshop leader and acclaimed expert on teens, ‘tweens, and their parents. She is the founder of Rock The World Coachinggâ„¢ and is also known as […]

Learning to give back

April 17th, 2008 / 3 Comments

A 20-something year old girl at church said something to me on Sunday that was incredibly mature. “I decided to stay at this church because when I was growing up at this church, a lot of people here contributed to my growth. Now I want to give back and help other people grow at this […]

An alternative to DDR

April 16th, 2008 / 9 Comments

I’m really bad at it, but it’s great exercise and it gets me sweating. I’m talking about Dance Dance Revolution. We play the Mario version on our Game Cube. But Becki said it right on that the music of these types of games is not very uplifting. The Mario version is not bad, but the […]

Prom precaution

April 14th, 2008 / 5 Comments

It’s about prom time – do you dread it or do you enjoy it? I survived the ordeal when my daughter went with a group of friends to her prom last year. I didn’t wait up all night worrying. I give that job to my husband. As parents we always worry about practical concerns of […]

5 encouraging ways to start the week

April 13th, 2008 / No Comments

Spring break is over! Tomorrow we start school again. Sigh! We’ve had such a great time doing all the little things we don’t normally make time to do – play games, do craft projects, went to Griffith Park Observatory, my daughter stayed overnight at a friend’s house, and we stayed up late and woke up […]

Balanced dinner conversation

April 11th, 2008 / 4 Comments

“I feel left out when you guys talk. I don’t know what you are talking about.” As the third and youngest child, my daughter is 6 years behind our second child and 7 1/2 years behind her older brother. At the dinner table, we would be talking about getting ready for college when she is […]