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Ask Lisa—What Do I do With A Daughter Who Is Out Of Control?

“Ask Lisa” is an advice post for people who write in asking questions about a specific problem or situation.  Although is in no way a substitute for therapy, my hope and prayer is that it gives encouragement and direction for whatever you may be facing today.

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Four Ways Parents Can Minimize Stress While Maximizing Kids’ Wellbeing

 

Exams have passed.  Graduations have been celebrated.  Summer’s coming hard upon us.

 

Our kids have been feeling it, really feeling it — the stress that has them wound up tight, stress that makes them doubt themselves, stress that overwhelms every bit of courage to dig deep, reach in, and press on into their lives and their dreams.

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For Every Parent and Child Who Feels The Struggle of Being ‘Raised Up’

A conversation for every parent and child who feels the struggle of being ‘raised up:’

 

I know it’s hard.

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How To Know When It’s Time For Your Millennial To Move Out

I was sitting on my back porch a few weeks back, reading quietly while sipping on a hot cup of coffee. Out of the corner of my eye I noticed one of my juniper trees start to shake. All of a sudden, I saw what looked like a tiny round blob drop like a paperweight to the earth. It appeared lifeless, it exerted no movement —until right before it hit the ground, two small wings sprouted and the baby bird flew off excitedly into a nearby tree.

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Six Steps Parents Can Take To Protect Their Teens From Porn

Today’s post comes from our “Ask Lisa” feature, where readers submit questions they would like for me to address in an upcoming post. Anonymous writes, We recently caught our oldest son engaging in “stuff” online. Looking for some basic advice and help for our son.

If you have a subject you would like me to address in the future, please submit your question here.

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Four Life-Changing Reasons Children Need To Hear The Word “No”

Yes, I heard it a lot growing up. The word no. It’s such a little word with a lot of influence on parents and kids.

 

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How To Teach Your Child Respect – In This Political Climate

So here’s the thing— Joanne Kraft isn’t an ordinary southern girl.  Joanne is a California transplant to the hills of Tennessee, and she’s got a powerful message for all parents out there — you can turn a “mean mom’s” parenting into amazing children.  She knows.  She’s got four kids of her own.  She writes and speaks around the country and I’m thrilled to have my dear friend  join the “Peace For A Lifetime” Community today!  

 

Like the rest of the free world, I’m disgusted by what’s happening. Our political climate is like watching a bunch of toddlers without naps.  

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Six Myths About Being a Good Mom

And the truths that can empower our parenting

 

The pressure is real. The ads say it, social media screams it. Moms have to be perfect. We need to have it all figured out — how to be playful and fun, structured and planned, how to know what every cough, sneeze, cry, or whimper means.

 

Ideally, we’d be a little Dr. Phil, a whole lot Martha Stewart. We’d be as smart as Megyn Kelly, cook like Rachel Ray and have Ellen’s sense of humor. Everywhere moms today struggle against the many pressures that gnaw at us, that control us, that tell us we are not enough and that we better try harder, stay up longer, and make it happen.

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Eight Must-Have Tips To Foster Resilience In Your Kids

Growing up, my mother always told me that life wasn’t fair. Aside from the truth that Jesus loves me, this may have been one of her greatest gifts to me.

 

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What Lies Ahead: Forging a Life and Relationship: Return of the Prodigal, part 3

This is the third post in the Return of the Prodigal series.  If you haven’t read the first two posts, you can catch up on the Return of the Prodigal Part One: When You’re Standing at the End of the Long Road Home at http://lisamurrayonline.com/2015/07/return-of-the-prodigal-part-one-when-youre-waiting-at-the-end-of-the-long-road-home/.  Last week’s post, What Happens When God Calls You By Name, part two can be read here at http://lisamurrayonline.com/2015/07/what-happens-when-god-calls-you-by-name-return-of-the-prodigal-part-2/  This week we look at the road ahead and how we build a life and relationship.  I hope you enjoy!
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