Parenting Young Children

Q&A: Patient vs. Permissive Parenting

Sep 25 2013 1:25 pm

Hi all—sorry for the brief hiatus from posting. We were traveling and unexpectedly found ourselves without Internet access. Home now and ready to resume our regularly scheduled posts with... Read More ›

Q&A: How Do You Focus on One Thing?

Jan 28 2013 9:23 am

Karissa wrote in with a great question:In a recent post you talked about “picking one thing” and being consistent about it in the discipline of a toddler. I guess... Read More ›

Just Choose One

Jan 24 2013 9:37 am

Over the last few months Hudson has crossed that threshold from baby to toddler. His speech has taken off, his comprehension level is higher. He’s not my baby anymore.... Read More ›

Target the Heart In Time

Jan 15 2013 8:17 am

Targeting our children’s hearts is a very important goal in gospel-centered parenting. Ultimately, I want my children to understand that their hearts are sinful and that they need a... Read More ›

“Real Simple” Mothering

Jan 8 2013 7:21 am

Whenever I get overwhelmed and mothering seems as complex as a calculus problem, my mom always helps me put things in perspective. “Gospel-centered mothering at this stage is simple,”... Read More ›

Merry Christmas, Because He Came

Dec 11 2012 10:10 am

“Joy to the Word, the Lord is…LEFT?!” Mike, our children’s ministry director, made a discordant sound with his guitar to emphasize to our church’s four and five year olds... Read More ›

Gospel-Centered Child Training

Dec 4 2012 10:53 am

“No scream.”“You may not hit.” “No throw.” “Come to mommy.” I spend all day saying stuff like this to my two-year-old son Hudson—simple sentences that rarely get above three... Read More ›

After Awful Errands

Oct 23 2012 5:00 pm

“Just wanted to say thanks for Janelle’s post yesterday,” wrote one mom:“I just got home from an outrageously awful trip to run errands with my 5 and 3 year... Read More ›

kidtalk Christmas

Dec 9 2011 6:25 am

To all the kids around here, Janelle and her husband Mike are affectionately known as Mr. and Mrs. B. The kids know that whenever Mr. and Mrs. B show... Read More ›

Doing What I Can

Feb 15 2011 5:09 pm

My little Claire is now over three months old—hard to believe! She has been such a sweet blessing to our family. This girlie is very loved (albeit a little... Read More ›