Everything listed under: parenting

  • A note to parents

    As a parent of two teenagers, I am made constantly aware of how little control I have over their lives and future.  I think when they are young we kid ourselves into believing we can protect them from all evils and harm.  We believe if we do a good enough job they will grow up to be healthy and happy adults.  Yet how much of this is really true? I can name countless parents who have dedicated their lives to loving and raising their children in the best way they know how, only to f...

  • parenting

    A word to parents this morning.  I have the opportunity and privilege of meeting with many young people and their parents through my counseling practice each week.  These are mainly kids with normal adolescent problems and parents who care deeply for their children.  I have notice a trend lately of what I will call over-parenting.  Parents desire and love is so strong to direct their child to the proper path in life they sometimes forget to have an individ...