Andy’s Advice for Single Parents

Andy’s Advice for Single Parents

In today’s video blog, Andy answers a reader question: What is your parenting advice for single parents? How do you replace a mother or father figure in a child’s life? You can’t 100% replace the presence of another person, but there are proactive things you can do....
Who Gets the “Best” of You?

Who Gets the “Best” of You?

 “Don’t talk to me early in the morning! I have always been this way. This is just the way I am.”  Have you ever heard something to this effect? Perhaps these words came from your own mouth… If you’ve said this, I can only assume that you believe it to be...
How to Get Your Kids to Read

How to Get Your Kids to Read

Q&A: How Do You Get Your Children Excited About Reading? If you want to get your kids excited about reading, get them excited about a story. Focus on the exciting “story” element of what you want them to read, as opposed to just focusing on the task of reading....
Is Your Sweater Too Small?

Is Your Sweater Too Small?

It was a struggle. Adam, my 10-year-old son, was twisting, pulling, and pushing without making much progress. I watched from his bedroom door, trying to determine whether it was time for me to intervene or not. After it became absolutely clear that he was not giving...
Actions Speak Louder Than Feelings

Actions Speak Louder Than Feelings

Several weeks ago, I was driving my sons, Austin and Adam, to school when I noticed that they were acting a little bit whiny. I quickly devised a way to demonstrate a little perspective and turn things around before we got to school. “Guys,” I said, “Very quickly,...
Confused? Me Too

Confused? Me Too

It was Sunday afternoon, and there were a lot of things I wanted to do before the new week started. Household chores needed to be done, errands needed to be run, and I also needed to do some editing on a manuscript. But none of those things got completed. Why? Well,...
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