parenting

Our phones have severed many roles for us in the world today, from being an alarm clock to a navigation system. Outside of all of these tools on our phone, we can spit children using them for so many times as well. With proper monitoring and the placement of parental controls, it can seem very […]

Communication has always been key but as an adult, I have noticed that parents often forget that aspect when it comes to their children.  Age and authority shouldn’t be the reason for why someone should listen to you but often time that is why children are told they have to. I want to just share three ways […]

At some point during the parenting experience, a child is going to ask, “Is that a boy or a girl?” It’s a valid question for a young child. They’re realizing that the world is larger than their immediate surroundings and are starting to crave details. That’s a red car, the ball is round, the cookie […]

In this edition of GRIFF’s Prayer, GRIFF asks God to help kids cut parents some slack when it comes to giving gifts this Christmas. The items on kids’ wish lists seem to just keep getting more and more expensive, and who can realistically afford all of these fancy gadgets every year? GRIFF asks that God […]

In this edition of the Get Up Poll, Erica Campbell asks parents, how do you direct your child to their destiny? When raising a child, instilling things like discipline, responsibility, honesty, and the like are important. But part of the responsibility of nurturing the lives of our little ones is guiding children to the passions […]

For this Get Up Poll, parents called in and gave their best tips on raising children. One man, a single parent to a young boy and girl, calls in a says he always tells his kids, “it’s easy to be nothing.” One woman notes how much she hates witnessing mothers out in public cussing out […]

Today, youth bullying has become a major public health issue in America. Bullying, a form of youth violence, is defined as any unwanted aggressive behavior(s) by another youth or group of youths who are not siblings or current dating partners that involves an observed or perceived power imbalance and is repeated multiple times or is highly […]

In this edition of the Get Up Poll, Erica Campbell asks whether parents are giving kids the option of going to church, or requiring them. Erica says when she was younger, she didn’t have the option. She was told to go, and there was nothing to negotiate. Nowadays, parents have more of a modern approach […]

Erica Campbell recalls hanging out at her grandma’s house as kid with all of her siblings. If any of the kids acted up, Erica recalls, their grandma wouldn’t be mean or yell at them, she would pray at them. In this way she would reprimand them in love, as opposed to being antagonistic or spiteful. […]