52 Traits We Want In Our Kids 2016-12-03T11:06:07+00:00
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“Please join our journey as we explore 52 Traits we would LOVE to see in our children!”
― Julian Caldwell

Below, you will find the featured articles submitted by parents in chronological order….

Lessons on the Landing: How to be intentional about incrementally training a child for long-term success.

By | August 5th, 2017|52 Traits, Be a Good Steward|

When I was new in my faith, the mother of a young, strong-willed boy, I despaired when I saw behaviors that alarmed me, and I wondered what to do. Adamantly refusing to say, “I’m sorry” or “I forgive you…” bonking his friend with the toy…demanding “I lead YOU, Mommy!” and refusing my authority as parent…would this lead him far from God? Would he grow up and become a drug dealer or a convict?!

Encourage Others and Encourage Yourself

By | August 3rd, 2017|52 Traits, Be Encouraging|

Encouragement is promoting one’s well being and helping them strive to their full potential. In order to teach our children to be encouraging we must show them by our own actions towards others and how we raise them should be encouraging as well. Encouragement goes a long way. It helps with self-image and can help others feel good and motivate them to push themselves to pursue their dreams.

Yes, I’ll Wrestle with You

By | August 2nd, 2017|52 Traits, Be In the Moment|

I don't have many memories from my life as a young child: a few images or feelings that, given the malleability of memory, may or may not represent reality. With this letter (and perhaps others in the future), I hope to provide my son with a window into his life and our relationship during his early childhood years.