Entries by Amy Carney

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How to Strengthen Your Kid and Your Entire Family

There’s nothing I love more than the week after my kids get home from sleep away summer camp. Our kids hang around home reminiscing about their few weeks away in the Missouri humidity while we tend to their bug bites, bumps, and bruises. One is nursing a painful ingrown toenail; one is peeling profusely from […]

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One Sure Way To Strengthen Your Child This Summer

In a few days our kids will shut down their technology. All Snapchat streaks must come to an end. They will bid farewell to their normally scheduled academic and athletic programming and head to the woods. Our four teenagers will go live amongst strangers and bugs and humidity and uncomfortable beds. I’m going to assume they […]

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Could your family adopt from foster care?

You are raising your kids and you think your family is complete. But, there are many children living in foster care who need you. These kids have no stable place to lay their heads at night and are living in the midst of uncertainty. There are many older children waiting and wondering if they will […]

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Parents Are You Properly Pushing Your Kid?

Parents we need to be properly pushing our kids. Your son doesn’t want to do it, so he doesn’t have to do it. Whatever he wants. Your daughter doesn’t feel like doing something, so she doesn’t have to. Whatever she wants. Heaven forbid our children ever feel disappointed, afraid, unhappy or uncomfortable. We wouldn’t want that now, would we? Or […]