Entries Tagged as 'values'

Teaching children about money

August 25th, 2009 / 5 Comments

In previous generations, kids were expected to work for their own spending money, and even to contribute to the family’s needs. Later as parents, they, understandably, wish their children to have an easier life than they had by making it possible for their children not to have to labor as they did. Unfortunately, this has […]


April 13th, 2009 / 8 Comments

Next month I will be speaking to a youth group on the topic of modesty.  I wrote a series on modesty, and had the privilege of interviewing Dannah Gresh for a podcast on “Is the Fashion Industry Sexualizing Our Kids?”. I perused the blogosphere for more perspectives on this topic and came across a few […]

Teaching children manners

March 28th, 2009 / No Comments

According to a survey by Babycenter.com, teaching children manners is “back in Vogue.” Why? The top reason, the survey found, moms say that the world has become a more “freewheeling” place and they want to give their children tools to guide them. The number two reason that moms give for teaching children manners is witnessing […]

Passing values on to our children, Part 3

January 30th, 2009 / No Comments

In answer to a reader’s question, How do I pass our values on our children? I posted Part 1 and Part 2. I conclude this series with some thoughts of what we can do when we feel we’ve failed. Millie at Christian Values Legacy has an insightful article on “Seven Ways to Tell if Your […]

Passing values on to your children, Part 2

January 28th, 2009 / 1 Comment

In yesterday’s post, I covered Part 1 of a reader’s question, “How do I pass our values on our children?” Here are some more practical tips on how to pass our values on to our children: 1. Have good reasons for your stand. “Why is it wrong to have sex before marriage? A lot of […]

Passing values on to our children, Part 1

January 26th, 2009 / 6 Comments

A parent asked me, “How do I teach my children good values?” Actually, teaching values to our children is both easy and hard. It’s easy because you don’t have to do anything extraordinary or inconvenient. There are no books to buy, no conferences to attend. But here’s the hard part. You are non-stop teaching your […]

Intergenerational relationship

January 9th, 2009 / 8 Comments

I mentioned here before, my mother-in-law lives with us. While there are certainly many adjustments, there has also been many benefits. One of the most important advantage is that my children get to have an intergenerational relationship. Yes, grandma makes them whatever they want to eat. Grandma buys them stuff when we go shopping. Grandma […]

Is the fashion industry sexualizing our girls?

October 20th, 2008 / 4 Comments

Do you love to shop?? Duh, that’s a rhetorical question! My daughter loves to go to the mall – Hollister, Anchor Blue, Forever 21 – you know, all those stores with the cute teen fashions. After a while, they all look the same to me! Have you noticed that the sizes offered are very small? […]

Standing up for your beliefs

October 17th, 2008 / 4 Comments

A female caller to the radio talk show today asked the host, “I’m a virgin and I’m 24 years old. I’m probably the only one! Should I continue to hold out?” The host answered facetiously, ” Yes, you’re probably the only one.” Then she added seriously, “And Yes, you should hold out.” Even if the […]

Be an example

October 6th, 2008 / 1 Comment

On a rare occasion when I was cleaning up yesterday, I found a card written by my son in 2003. He was 15 years old at the time. I was overwhelmed with gratitude as I read his words, written to Mom and Dad: “Thank you for always being there for me, being people I can […]