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18
Nov
2013
Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Sonia Cleverly

My sense of justice is finely honed – you might even say razor sharp.  Especially if you’ve been on the receiving end of one of my barbed diatribes.  I can make you hurt with my words. I am not proud of this.   There was a time in my life when I too regularly exhibited […]

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04
Nov
2013
Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Cindi Ferrini

Seldom, as a parent of an adult child with special needs, do I get to “see” my son at a distance. He is always up-close and right by my side as I’m helping meet his needs in many areas, including:   Showering Shaving Cutting food Getting clothing on/off Maneuvering a curb Walking through a crowd […]

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01
Nov
2013
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Q: My 14 year old son is struggling in school due to symptoms of A.D.D.  We are working with his teachers, but wondered what your opinion is of medications for A.D.D. Is it something you recommend? A:  The medication can have an effect. It’s powerful stuff. For some kids, it really can have a positive affect […]

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30
Oct
2013
Family Matters, Grace based parenting, Sibling Rivalry, Darcy Kimmel, fighting, tattle

Sibling Rivalry! Just the phrase has us grinding our teeth and looking for someone to throttle. How many times has a road trip or a meal been ruined by the squabbling that goes on between your children? Just once you wish those children would act like the angels you thought they were when they were […]

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25
Oct
2013
Steve Rose, Grace Based Parenting, Grace, Raising Kids, Kids Say the Funniest Things, Family Matters

  A few weeks ago, both of my daughters were on electronic hiatus as a condition of punishment for some recent offenses. No iPod, Kindle, t.v., etc…realizing that we were going to have a free Sunday afternoon (we don’t get many of those as a pastor and family) I decided to lift the ban via […]

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21
Oct
2013
Discipline, Dilemma, raising kids, parenting, Michelle Hutchison, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

  Ever feel like your disciplinary “bag o’ tricks” is just not cutting it? Some days it may feel like we’re trying just about anything and everything to get our kids in line. Time outs. Taking toys away. Restrictions. The list goes on and on.   I knew something was wrong with my bag of […]

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Grace Based Parenting, Grace based discipline, Karis Murray, Dr. Tim Kimmel, discipline, grace, mercy, Family Matters, Parenting, Help

One of our most frequently asked questions here at Family Matters by parents is on the subject of discipline. In this series, we will break Grace Based Discipline down into a framework that parents can use to help them determine how to discipline their kids with grace.     It’s a common misconception that the […]

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16
Sep
2013
trust, school, fear, Sue Birdseye, Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting

I had the privilege of sitting through my 7th grader’s first day. I noticed several things: His teacher rocks! He was not thrilled to be there. All 7th grade boys are alike! I haven’t sat through a full day of classes in a while…after 2 hours my mind was wandering and I was desperate for […]

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28
Aug
2013

Dear Miley

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Dear Miley, Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Karis Murray, Dr. Tim Kimmel

Dear Miley, We owe you an apology. We who watched. We who purchased. We who consumed. We built you your house on that high hill, and here we are, feigning shock at your descent. We used you up, and we are sorry. There are those that say we should all just stop talking about this. […]

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bullying

I recently saw the newly released documentary, “Bully.” If I’m honest, I was a bit anxious to drag my 13, 12 and 10 year old to see the flick…and I was right to be anxious about it. The movie was raw, emotional, offensive and ungodly…and that’s exactly why you should see it!  The creators of […]

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