Our Biggest Struggle

What would you say is your biggest struggle as a parent?

Many parents might point to TV and other media. Others might say peer pressure—and that is a big one. The wrong kinds of friends can do irreparable harm to our kids’ futures.

Still others might point to drugs or alcohol – especially if there’s a history of abuse.

These are all real concerns, but for most of us, our biggest struggle as parents is our own emotional inadequacies. We carry a lot of wounds and baggage from our childhood, and don’t always know how to handle problems when they occur.

That’s why it’s so important to read and research advice from those who have already been through what we’re in the midst of. There are lots of great resources on the market, if we’ll just take time to look.

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There’s a big, hairy monster in your life, and he’s waiting to destroy your marriage.

Remember when you promised to stay together no matter what during your wedding vows? There was a reason for that.

For all the tasks that life puts on our plate, there’s one area where none of us can afford to fail.

Between the busyness of work and many of life activities, it’s amazing anything gets done well.

There’s nothing better than a great marriage. But great marriages take a lot of work.

Sometimes the best thing we can do for our kids is to let them do for themselves.

“But dad! You never listen to me!” Sound familiar? If so, you probably have a teenager in your house.

Communication is the lifeblood of a good marriage. No relationship can survive without it.

Peer pressure is a powerful force in a teen’s life. But not all peer pressure is bad for them.

The first step in developing a divorce-proof marriage is learning to forgive.

Isn’t technology great? Between laptops, iPads and phones, you have the whole world at your fingertips. It makes life easier than ever—as long as you don’t let it get out of hand.

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