Arise Blog

Category: Parenting

  • A Second Marriage Success

    I’d like to summarize what I most want single moms to know about dating again and second marriages - facts no one ever told me. So buckle up. Here’s the truth about dating, uniting two families together and the key to making it work.

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  • The Importance of Reinforcement Recognition

    We all have a deep desire for people to “get us.” We love it when they perceive how we’re wired and interact with us in a way that says, “I see you, I recognize your talents, and I love your personality.” Your children possess the same desire for you to respond to them according to the way God created them and praise them for their attributes.

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  • Give Joy To Get Joy

    Can someone explain to me why skateboards don’t have brakes? I’ve always tried to be a student of my children. When they’re interested in something, I become interested in that something. Over the years I’ve learned more than I ever wanted about Pokémon, Japanese dogs, rock climbing, and all sorts of random things. Recently, my youngest son, Jax, has decided he wants to be a professional skateboarder. My son looks at a skateboard and gets excited about all the new things he can learn. I, on the other hand, look at that piece of wood placed on top of those four tiny wheels and ask, “Where are the brakes?”

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  • Creating An Army

    Need help raising your children? You're are not alone. We are not raising children; we are raising men and women. We must show our children what it looks like to grow up and be good. We need to be adamant about surrounding our children with trusted adults who are on the same page as we are.

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  • Stick To Your Guns

    Being a parent is difficult. Being a consistent parent is even more difficult. But there is a hefty price to pay for the alternative.

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  • Mel’s Book Review of - Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys

    For nine years I raised my two little boys alone as a single mom. I knew one day these two stinky little boys would grow up to be men, and that terrified me. One of the greatest resources I found on my journey was a book called Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys. This book is unique as it breaks up the age groups and allows you to read the section that your boy is currently in. And although it’s about raising boys, we can all learn from the following quote. I remember underlining this little paragraph with tears in my eyes.

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  • Train Up Your Child

    We've all heard "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it:. But how excatly do we "train up a child?" It's complex, it's intense, it's painful...but it's worth it. Take some time. Prepare. Plan. Listen. Observe and then do it.

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  • Are You A Curling Parent

    Our job as parents is to guide, teach, direct, and yes, discipline. If we don’t train our children, then how will they learn what’s needed to thrive as an adult as they navigate life?

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  • 5 Ways to Walk Through The Weekend

    We know you're stuck at home, so we want to give you hopefully some new ideas to do at home with your family. These 5 ways will be sure to build up one another, provide some good family bonding and ultimately point to Jesus.

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  • My Kids Needs Exhaust Me

    Of course motherhood is about "the kids." But as we grow in our faith and our time as a mother, we quickly realize that it's even more about God transforming us into the image of His Son, Jesus. And us passing that down to our kids.

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