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I'm an Adult! Treat Me Like One!

Veola Vazquez - November 28, 2018

Young adults often are looking for more responsibility and independence from their parents; they want to use their freedom and their time in ways they choose. In this video, Dr. Veola Vasquez shares some practical tips for young adults as they try to build the trust of their parents. What do you think of her advice?


They're An Adult! Time To Act Like One!

Veola Vazquez - November 14, 2018

Is there a textbook way that people are supposed to grow up? How should a young adult spread their wings as they grow? As any parent would probably attest, each of their children is different, so it would follow that they grow into adulthood differently. How should parents encourage a child to step into responsibility and adulthood? Take a look at this video for some advice from Dr. Veola Vazquez.


Reconciling on Halloween: What Should We Do?

Tim Muehlhoff - October 30, 2018

Dear CMR,

This is a two-part question: My friend and I got into an interesting discussion the other day about Halloween and whether Christians should engage or not. Things got heated and we ended angry with each other and frustrated at the conversation. First, can you give some advice on how we might reconcile after the blowup? Second, can you share thoughts about Halloween and how Christians should or should not engage?

Signed, Slightly Spooked.


Parenthood: Surviving the First Six Weeks

Emily Pardy - October 23, 2018

You’ve taken the childbirth classes. You’ve read all the books. You’ve heard your friends’ stories and your family’s unsolicited advice. Finally, after a long nine months, you meet your bundle of joy. This is what you’ve been eagerly anticipating with an irrepressible balance of terror and joy. You’ve just become a parent.


The 5 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make When Kids Go To College

Chris Grace - September 11, 2018

As parents, there can be a mix of emotions as your children age. It is exciting to watch them learn new skills and find new passions or interests. It can also be a sad time as you watch them grow and begin to move away from home. Dr. Chris Grace outlines 5 mistakes that parents often make as their children become more independent.


Launching Adults, Not Babysitting Children

Arlene Pellicane - August 28, 2018

When parents have children, interesting questions arise: how will you teach your children life lessons? Will they learn as you model things for them? Will you need to explain how to behave or how to listen? In this article, author Arlene Pellicane writes on this topic, to encourage parents to think about how to launch adults as opposed to babysitting children. What do you think of her approach?


"Dads are Dispensable": 5 Myths About Fathers and Families

W. Bradford Wilcox - June 5, 2018

In our world today, fathers are getting a lot of mixed press when it comes to their importance to the family. In this article, Dr. Bradford Wilcox, Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, explains 5 myths about fathers and their role in families that you might have heard leading up to Father's Day. Do you resonate with any of these?


5 Tips For Parents of College Kids Who Are Dating

Chris Grace - February 20, 2018

Dear CMR,

Our college student thinks she may have finally met ‘the love of her life’ this semester and has already invited him to a number of family functions. To be perfectly honest, we are more anxious than thrilled. Do I just hide my feelings, or is it better to be truthful about what I see as a possible mistake in the making?

Signed,

Speak or Hold My Peace

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