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Resource of the Month, Home Grown Heroes, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Family Matters

        You sense it already. Your kids need courage, or frankly, they may not make it. Without a plan, neither will you. Home Grown Heroes provides practical principles for raising courageous kids. Pick up your copy of “Home Grown Heroes” today and start preparing your children for the future.    

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06
Dec
2013

Spiritual Twerking

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twerking, sexuality, Dr. Tim Kimmel, dancing, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, teens, school dances

  Each new generation likes to push the envelope. Mine sure did. Then, every once in a while, something comes along that makes even the new generation pushing the envelope nervous. Usually that means it won’t make it to mainstream acceptability. In this case, level heads certainly hope not.   Thanks to a music awards […]

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Family Matters, Angie Ryg, Family

They’re probably not some of the most popular emails that I compose all year, but they are necessary and they are expected by the recipients. What am I talking about? The dreaded “family photo” emails. In the interest of full disclosure, these emails are sent to everyone involved so that no one can feign ignorance […]

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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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