Entries by Amy Carney

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5 Gifts To Give Your Child This Christmas

Youthful eyes are on us this holiday season. They watch how we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. They pay attention to what we spend our money and time on. They feel our stress or our peace during the month of December. What our children learn to value at Christmastime, they learn from us as […]

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6 Ways Parents Can Help Keep Teens Safer

It’s a boy. A boy. And yet another boy. The ultrasound confirmed that I was officially a Mom of triplet sons which meant I was going to have my work cut out for me. It wasn’t the dirt and grime or nonstop action of raising young boys that scared me. The thought of having three […]

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How Do We Make Kids Feel Safe In An Unsafe World?

Growing up I was fearful of roller coasters, bees, and thunderstorms. Our children are growing up scared of being shot or blown up while at school, the movies, church or at an entertainment venue. When I was young we used to practice tornado and fire drills at school. Today, kids are taught to silently hide […]

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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 […]