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What it Takes to Be a Good Parent

There are many terms that describe a good parent.

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But to be a good parent there may be one term that surprises you.

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The Importance of Telling the Truth [Video]

We all want our kids to tell us the truth.

But, how willing are WE to commit to truth telling ourselves?

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Preventative Measures for Your Family’s Health with Dr. Jean Lawrence [Podcast]

As the cost of traditional healthcare continues to rise, many are saying that the quality of traditional healthcare for your family’s health is declining.

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Is alternative healthcare a viable option for the conscientious parent? And what role does nutrition play in assuring our kids have the best chance of flourishing in all areas of healthy and holy living. Today’s guest helps us sort out the increasingly confusing healthcare systems your family faces.

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Too Much Pleasure May Result in a Lack of Empathy

Can we really allow our kids to experience too much pleasure?

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In my experience with families through Shepherd’s Hill Academy, I believe so.

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Is Music Spiritual? [Video]

Is music spiritual? Could the music your kids are listening to actually be contributing to a strained relationship with you and/or God?

My experience with families at Shepherd’s Hill Academy tells me, absolutely!

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Therapeutic Benefits of the Wilderness: with John Hunt [Podcast]

We hear so much about the “Great Outdoors.” But what is it about the outdoors that makes it so great?

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Are there therapeutic benefits to the wilderness? Today’s guest helps us answer this question.

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1 Way to Make the Simple Things in Life Important

My time with teens at Shepherd’s Hill Academy gives me insight into how parents can make the simple things in life important.

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Household responsibilities are often overlooked in many homes today.

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How to Prevent an Argument with Your Teen [Video]

If you’re like many parents, you may have allowed your child to wear you down in an argument at one time or another.

Is it possible to prevent an argument with your teen? Absolutely!

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Instant Access to My Top 5 Podcasts [Podcast]

This week, I wanted to try something a little different with our podcast episodes.

Instant Access to My Top 5 Podcasts

We have had the privilege of interviewing some of the nation’s top minds. This week, I want to provide you with access to our top 5 podcasts within the last year.

#5 How to Protect Your Family From the Internet: with Craig Gross

Craig Gross, founder of, reveals his resource We recommend this resource to all of our parents at Shepherd’s Hill Academy (SHA) and know it will help you navigate today’s digital age. Find out more about this informative interview.

#4 How Teens can Overcome Entitlement

I interview a student from Shepherd’s Hill Academy. Together, we navigate how the challenges of the wilderness program at SHA can help teens overcome entitlement.

#3 How to Prepare Your Child for Pornography: with Josh McDowell

Our top three podcasts are crucial resources for your family. Many of you may be shocked at what Josh McDowell and I discuss on the statistics of ease of access your kids have to pornography. How can you prepare your child for the dangers of pornography? Here, we discuss this in depth.

#2 The Harmful Effects of Food: with Dr. Jean Lawrence

Surprisingly, one of our top podcasts is one we released just last month. I speak with Dr. Jean Lawrence on how you can create a nutritionally sound family. In addition, Dr. Lawrence makes the connection between your child’s behavior and his diet.

#1 10 Things Kids Want Their Parents to Know

Coming in at number 1, Rich Roszel and I lay out the top 10 things that kids want their parents to know. You may be surprised at the things that your kid wants you to know about him or her.

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1 Reason Parents Do Not Assign Chores to Their Teen

Parents should not dread asking their teenager to do chores around the house.

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No, but in some households, parents do not appropriately assign chores.

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