If the axe is dull and he does not sharpen its edge, then he must exert more strength. Wisdom has the advantage of giving success. Ecclesiastes 10:10 This verse reminds me of the seventh habit in Sean Covey's book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. This habit is called "Sharpen the Saw" and the … Continue reading Sharpening the Saw at Love University
Algebra. The dreaded subject by many highschoolers, and the very subject that gives my son and me grief every school morning. This is stupid....this doesn't make any sense.... why do I have to learn this...when will I ever use this in life.... .....are the broken record of phrases frustratingly sung by my son. As I … Continue reading Conforming is Hard
I wish I had done better, When I lived my younger years, To choose a better path, Would have prevented many tears.
What if your parents could use another tool more often to instruct you called gentleness? Where words of encouragement and compliments are used more often than rebuke.
In high school, so much revolves around the people you associate with. You are either labeled cool or a nerd by the names of the people you can call your friends.
Even though you may not understand, have a different perspective, or be annoyed by something of opinion that your teen enjoys, when you continually make derogatory comments about what's important to them, you are planting seeds of strife between both of you. Listen to your teen's perspective, voice your concerns if any, set boundaries if … Continue reading Be Considerate of Your Teen’s Viewpoint