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Instagram “Update”

April 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

Hey Instagram, really? My job as a parent and as a youth pastor wasn’t hard enough, so you decided to go and make your app one of the scariest social media apps available? It was like Instagram sat down and thought, “How can we take the worst parts of a few apps, and combine them… Read More »

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The Power of Apology

November 19, 2013 | 2 Comments

I know that most parents don’t make mistakes. When confronted with issues from their teenagers they always respond lovingly, full of grace, and exuding kindness. Their teenager comes home two hours late and their excuse is “My phone died,” and they respond with, “what can I do to help you achieve the curfew goal next… Read More »

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Five Conversation Jump Starters

October 29, 2013 | No comments yet

If you have read more than a few Radical Parents articles or have listened to the podcast at least once you will quickly learn that here at Radical Parents we heavily promote communication. We want you to talk to your kids and we want them to talk back to you. Most all parents know that… Read More »

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Facing Fear

October 24, 2013 | No comments yet

Regardless of your stance on Halloween, your children will be surrounded by the holiday. Most kids love to dress up, go door to door to get Snickers and Starbursts and have fun. Apart from fun, the feeling most associated with Halloween is “FEAR.” Haunted attractions in the United States bring in an estimated $300–500 million each year,… Read More »

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Ten Ways Fathers Can Better Connect With Daughters

May 20, 2013 | 2 Comments

I wanted to give some practical steps for Dads to help them with their relationship with their daughters, so I wrote 10 suggestions for how to better connect with your daughter. I hope you’ll take some, if not all, of these suggestions and try putting them into practice.  Don’t get discouraged if you screw it up… Read More »

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Radical Volume

April 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

*Forewarning, I am not proud of my actions that lead to the writing of this post. Many times I need more Radical in my life too.  My daughter is crazy cute. As in, other parents look at their own kids disapprovingly because they aren’t as cute as Berkley.  I guess there is the chance I’m just… Read More »

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Let’s Fight: Part 3

January 9, 2013 | No comments yet

This is the third post in a three pare series Let’s Fight: Part 1 Let’s Fight: Part 2 D.R.A.M.A. Unending, unfathomable, exhausting, seemingly never-ending, harmful drama. That is exactly what is going on in the lives of so many teenagers. They constantly have to check their phones to see if someone is “Sub-tweeting*” them on… Read More »

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Lets Fight: Part 2

December 4, 2012 | 2 Comments

Check out Let’s Fight: Part 1 Wait a second…you fight with your kids? I was under the understanding that all teenagers enjoyed honoring their parents and submitting to their authority. They don’t? Your kids sometimes yell? It may be time to send that one off to military school. In all honesty, I know that you… Read More »

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Ten Questions To Get Your Teen Talking

November 19, 2012 | 1 Comment

What is more difficult, explaining astrophysics to a toddler or starting a conversation with a teenager? Trick question…neither one is possible. Raise your hand if that is how you feel. Now put your hands down people are starting to stare. It is quite common for parents to wonder if their teenage children are capable or… Read More »

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Potent Parenting: Part 3

October 26, 2012 | 1 Comment

This is the third post in the Potent Parenting series. Check out posts one and two.   Do you lecture your kids? I recently joined a book club for parents of teenagers. While I do have the honest motive of offering parents a different perspective on teenagers, I also have a dishonest motive. I really… Read More »