In last week’s video, Dr. Kathy shared a parenting philosophy she is in favor of. This week, she talks about the type of parent who greatly concerns her. She admits it’s a serious topic. You won’t be laughing if you watch. We predict you will be thinking. Curious? Good!

You might assume Kathy wants parents to hover over their children to make sure everything goes well. She doesn’t. She’s one of many who believes that kind of attention does not help children. Listen to learn what she is in favor of. It’s almost the exact opposite. You may be surprised.

Be encouraged today! Parenting is hard work if you choose to do it well. Having a priority isn’t the same thing as working on a priority. Don’t believe the lies that everything today should be easy.

Who do you want your children to be when they’re 18? Are you parenting so this may actually happen? Do your children have the same goals for themselves? It may pay to ask them and then to explain your goals, dreams, and desires. As always, we pray this video is a blessing.

Dr. Kathy recently spoke at a banquet for an organization that values parents and the role they have in children’s lives. To prepare, she thought about why parents parent. What’s their goal? What do they want to be known for? What about you?

If you know Dr. Kathy at all, you won’t be surprised to know that she believes much learning can take place during the summer. In this video she shares how to involve your entire family in this pursuit. Let us know how it goes!

To help children handle down-time and be less needy when they’re bored, Dr. Kathy recommends making and using three lists during the rest of your summer. They’ll benefit and so will you. You can start today!

Are your kids proclaiming they’re bored already? Or do you know they are because they’re clingy and complaining? It might be because of a major difference between their school days and summer days. As always, Dr. Kathy will give you something to think about as you listen.

If you and your children want their next school year to go better than the one that just ended, Dr. Kathy recommends not waiting until the night before school starts to talk about it. That would be ridiculous, right? Rather, Dr. Kathy shares about talking now and using the summer well. You’ll benefit.

Acknowledge Sinning Against Children

How do you feel when someone acknowledges they’ve hurt you? Maybe they ask to be forgiven. In Matthew 18:6 we learn that Jesus is displeased (to put it mildly) when we cause children who believe in Him to sin. When we acknowledge we hurt them, their heart is helped.