My little boys and I were cracking up at a vintage episode of The Cosby show. Before I could get to the remote to fast forward, a commercial break, complete with a woman pulling off her clothes, filled the screen. My boys and I were out on errands and heard a song with a great beat […]
I really want to become a good father. In fact, this is one of the earliest desires that I’ve had. I did not have a good role model in my household; my father was selfish, angry, and abusive. I was five when we (my mother, three sisters, and I) ran away from him, so as […]
“Everybody makes mistakes…” We’ve all heard that old adage over and over. Sometimes you use it as a pick me up, to convince yourself to keep trying. Sometimes you want to encourage someone else. I’ve used the adage sparingly, perhaps too sparingly, when dealing with myself. I have been overly critical and tended not to […]
Kids are a marvel at four years old. The world is such a big, bright, fun place. People can do no wrong. Everything is a possibility; implausibility does not exist. It’s with this limitless mindset that my then four-year old son taught me a profound lesson on thinking. Yes, thinking. My four-year-old son was eating […]
â€œThe wise woman builds her house: but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers downâ€. (Proverbs 14:1- NIV). This is the scripture I learned to lean on when I found myself raising 15 children alone. Unforeseen circumstances and sometimes situations will cause us to become a parent of â€œonenessâ€. Being a single parent […]
In the July/August 2012 issue of GT, we were honored to feature a guest column on parenting from Deborah Tillman, the star of Lifetime television’s hit show America’s Supernanny! For our TRUTH issue, Mrs. Tillman offered keen insight on how to handle children who have trouble telling the truth. She offered sound wisdom on how […]
Hear from renowned family psychologist, Dr. Kevin Leman on how YOU can "Have a New Kid by Friday" from his bestselling book of the same title!