Dear Barbara: How Can I Help My Children Learn Better Manners While We Are Quarantined?

By Barbara Rainey | April 20, 2020 | 4 Comments

  Dear Barbara: I remember reading about an etiquette dinner. We are planning one for our kids who are ages 10,8,4, and 2. Where do you suggest a list of manners to learn? I love this question because this mom recognizes an important part of child development; teaching kindness and respect for others using the […]

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How to Help Your Kids Deal With Peer Pressure

By Barbara Rainey | August 16, 2018 | 2 Comments

Peer pressure is not just a temptation for teens. Think about your life in the last week and ask, How many times did I do something, make a decision to buy something or feel inferior and berated myself because I compared myself to someone else and wanted to be like them? I’m guilty. If you […]

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A Decent Proposal

By eth | August 9, 2018 | 4 Comments

By Dannah Gresh If your teen daughter mentions “whale tails” and you think she’s talking about a cruise to Alaska, you need to learn a thing about current fashion before you hit the mall for back-to-school shopping. With the rise in popularity of low-rise jeans, whale tails have become a popular fashion statement. Basically it […]

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What I Tell My Daughters About Modesty

By Lisa Jacobson | July 19, 2018 | 9 Comments

I was practically born in a bikini. Okay, so I was probably wearing less than that. But I did grow up hearing my mom tell people that I was only 3 weeks old when I took my first trip to the beach. Living close to the sunny Southern California coast, it’s where I spent most […]

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Training Your Children to Choose Wisely

By Barbara Rainey | April 16, 2018 | 3 Comments

Two weeks ago Dennis and I watched a series of YouTube videos sent to us by our friend, David Eaton, who leads Axis, an organization dedicated to helping parents manage the relentless intrusion of screens into families’ and children’s lives. In the short videos, parents filmed themselves removing and in some cases destroying their kids’ […]

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