6 Ways To Keep Camp Alive In Your Kids

Thom DickCamp, Featured2 Comments

So Summer Camp has once again wrapped up for your kids. They have returned home with new friends, new memories and hopefully, for the boys, a few more scars to impress the girls with. Additionally, they have a reignited passion for Jesus and have talked your ears … Read More

How to Survive Awkward Moments

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Parenting is a constant, real-time experiment, especially with a son who has Down’s Syndrome. Awkward moments are hardly rare around here… Like when our non-verbal seven-year-old son throws an all-out screaming fit on the floor in the middle of Sobeys. That’s a fairly common experience … Read More

Is Pokemon Go Evil?

Thom DickFeatured, Parenting4 Comments

The short answer is I’m not going to tell you my opinion. And here’s the reason, everyone has an opinion! No matter what I think, someone is going to certainly disagree and emphatically state that I’m unequivocally an irresponsible Christian (not that this would actually bother me, but it … Read More

Little Evangelists

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For many, many years I have had an inner conflict on the best way to introduce children to Jesus. On the one hand, I’m not afraid to help kids understand their need for Jesus and help them ask Him into their hearts (a phrase uniquely … Read More

Dealing With Angry Kids

Thom DickParenting2 Comments

Every so often a theme forms among the parents who are seeking advice regarding a challenge they are facing. I am currently experiencing one of those waves and the only way I can describe is as an epidemic of anger in our kids. I’m not kidding! It seems … Read More

Four Ways To Become A Mindful Parent

Thom DickParenting0 Comments

You hear about “mindfulness” these days when you read the current psycho-babble articles and books, which at first kind of freaked me out because it sounded awfully New Agey to me, but the truth is,  being mindful simply means becoming aware of what is going … Read More

How To Be Extraordinarily Normal

Thom DickParenting2 Comments

I like passionate people. Honestly I do… but I also find them a little bit annoying. Sometimes I talk to someone who just loves hockey and quite frankly I don’t relate, but I’m polite about it. I know that other people feel the same about me … Read More

The Happy Benefit to Making Mistakes

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My wife and I were able to attend the Empowered To Connect conference for the second year in a row at the beginning of April. This conference is for foster and adoptive parents and those who support them, teaching good parenting practice from the latest … Read More

Understanding Autism

Rachel PennerSpecial Needs1 Comment

“Do you want a box on the head?” The phrase from the elderly gentlemen caught me off guard as I was trying to calm my autistic son down before we entered the store. I was snapped back into reality when he slapped my son in … Read More

Hope For Fearful Parents

Thom DickParenting2 Comments

When our second son was a toddler I had a horrific dream (several in fact) where he was killed, usually by me loosing his grip in a high place and letting him fall. I remember one time in particular when I woke literally crying; it … Read More