FAQ Part 2

In the second of two episodes, Kurt and Liza discuss 3 more frequently asked parenting questions. The questions discussed phase-specific in this episode are: 1) How do I help my child navigate friendships and bullying? 2) When should I let my child have a cell phone? and 3) When do I let my child start […]

Win in Parenting

As an NBA athlete, Kobe Bryant was the definition of winning. His 20-season career was peppered with championships, commendations, celebrations and more. It is still hard to believe that this champion’s life ended far too soon at only 41 years of age. The accompanying shock and mourning usher in a time of reflection. Kobe died […]

6 Ways Busy Parents Can Connect to the Heart of a Child

Let’s face it! We each have 24 hours in a day! There are hundreds, if not thousands, of tasks and activities vying for our attention. But ultimately, we all have control of how we allot our time. As a parent, nothing is more important than investing in the lives of our children. But with all […]

Kurt’s 10 Favorite Resources on Saddlebackparents.com

The fact that you’re reading this blog post means you know this awesome website full of parenting resources exists. Congratulations! You are on your way to becoming a world-class parent!  But if you are new to this site, it may be tough to decide where to start; where do you find the really good stuff?  […]

10 Ways To Make Your Child Feel Awesome

Among the general population of kids and teenagers, anxiety is at an all-time high and self-esteem is at an all-time low.  The reasons for this epidemic run deep and are not easily addressed, which makes it all the more important that moms and dads (the #1 influence in the life of a child) regularly do […]

Don’t Miss It: Parent Every Week Like It Counts

By Reggie Joiner & Kristen Ivy REVIEW: Need a quick, power-packed read for your next road trip or poolside recreation? This is the book for you! Take an hour to reignite your passion for parenting and be reminded of the impact you have on the life of your child(ren). Even in this compact read, there […]

Struggle Well

It is an inevitable part of life and parenting, that there will be challenges. You will face a parenting struggle. Your child will struggle with a friend, coach, teacher or decision. But a struggle does not have to be filled with stress, tension or even anxiety. How can you struggle well? Yes, that is correct, […]

10 Way to be a Better Listener

Let’s be honest…listening doesn’t always come easy.  Most parents are great talkers and not-so-great listeners.  The art of listening to your children is a skill worth learning because the return on your investment is massive.  Don’t let yourself be a parent whose child says, “My parents never listen to me.”  Here are ten little tips […]

FAQ Part 1

In this first of two episodes, Kurt and Liza discuss 3 frequently asked parenting questions. The questions discussed phase-specific are:  1) How do I connect and communicate with my child? 2) What’s appropriate discipline for my child? and 3) How do I help my child struggling in his/her faith?