Making friends in Middle School

Thom DickFeatured, School1 Comment

I don’t care what anyone tells you being in middle school, those grades from 5-8 are hard. Probably one of the most difficult things about them is the way our friends change in those years. I remember being in grade 5 and crying to my [awesome] teacher, Mrs. … Read More

4 Ways to Help Lonely Kids

Thom DickFamily, Featured1 Comment

Our second son is currently in grade 4, going into grade 5, and he is experiencing some of the same challenges with friends that his older brother had at that age. What is it about those grades? Maybe it’s because kids at that age are … Read More

Dealing with potty mouth

Thom DickFeatured, Parenting0 Comments

I have a funny story that I desperately want to put in here as the perfect introduction to this post, but alas it involves people I love and words that shouldn’t be written on a Christian parenting site. Let me just say this; if you, … Read More

Foster kids need friends

Thom DickAdoption/Fostering, Featured2 Comments

I started working at Southland in 2006 and I’ll never forget as the realization dawned on me that somewhere around 10-15% of our youth group were foster or adopted children. It was very exciting for me to be in a church that valued taking care … Read More