You're hoping for a phone call. You receive a two-word text from your son or daughter. You're not alone.
Friday, October 5, 2018
Staying Focused, Standing Firm
Is your student ready to stay focused? What can you as the parent do to help?
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Ready When They Are
School is about to begin. Getting the sense the balance of control within your family is shifting? Take heart. In the midst of change, rest in the One who never changes.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Life Choices—Served with Pie
Students face many important decisions in their first few years out of the home—especially related to college. The right "coaching" can make all the difference in helping them navigate this exciting time.
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Modeling Being Human
The good news—and the bad news—is that we are the primary examples for our children. Instinctively though, we know that “monkey see, monkey do” applies to more than just the sweet moments of life. Our children also live...
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Because it's much easier to receive parents' praise than parents' concern, our college students' transparency about their temptations can be limited. It is unusual for a student to admit to Mom and Dad that they are in...
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Me or We?
It’s going to happen any day now…there will be unmistakable signs of spring on campus. The snow will melt, the trees will green up, students will take their studying outdoors, and the campus ROCK will feature two names...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Blog Community, Parents
Wise Posting in an Insecure World
Neil Stavem discusses wise social media practices with Jonathan McKee, the author of The Teen's Guide to Social Media... and Mobile Devices: 21 Tips to Wise Posting in an Insecure World.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Bread or a Stone?
I found myself back in Matthew 7 this week, reminded that the Lord invites us to ask Him for what we need. Verses 7 and 8 say, "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Unwrap the Gifts Again
By the time we hit New Years, Christmas is already a fading memory. When we're asked what gifts we received, it may already be hard to recall. However, I would venture to guess that over the years, there are at least a...
Friday, December 1, 2017
Blog College Preparation, Parents
4 expectations parents should set with their college student
Now fall semester has begun. With our students, it is easy for hopes to get ahead of plans. While we are busy packing in the last family picnic of the summer, getting the commuter car in shape, or shopping for the dorm...
Monday, August 28, 2017
Blog Alumni, Leadership, Ministry & Missions, Parents
How UNW alum and parenting coach Jim Jackson found his calling
Today Jackson, along with his wife Lynne, leads Connected Families, a Christian-based ministry to parents and churches. They’ve written two books, How to Grow a Connected Family and Discipline That Connects with Your...
Monday, March 27, 2017
Blog Community, Faith, Parents
Learning to Love Through the Mess of Adoption
If you listen to Erin (Black) Sibley ’04 for thirty seconds, you’ll know she’s a mom. It’s her quick, witty candor peppered with bits of kid English, e.g. “icky”.
Thursday, March 3, 2016
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