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Parents' Voices Grow "Dimmer" Over Time... 

Yikes. But you know it's true.  When kids are young, their parents' voices are loud, clear, and influential. But over time, mom and dad's voices grow dimmer (to varying degrees with different kids, but still...).

What have YOU done in the face of this reality?

I would like to help preteens and teens find godly mentors in their local churches.  Even myself, as a "Parent who thinks he did many things 'right,'" I want godly mentors speaking into my children's lives.  This is too important to leave to chance.

What are your thoughts?  How can I help?

- Rob

What About Secular Pop Music? 

Hi mommies!

My daughters [Juli - age 19, and Natalie - age 12] always liked some secular TV shows and music.  Not a lot, but some.  Disney Channel's old show "Phineas and Ferb," and a few others.  They like a few Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, and Selena Gomez songs.  They are big "I Love Lucy" fans [they got that from their mommy - ha ha].

What about you?  Do you let your kiddos listen and watch TV and download secular pop music? (all points of view are welcome here - I'm just askin' - not judgin')

If so, what are their favorite shows and musical artists?

What’s the Best Thing About Your Family? 

People used to see my family and me onstage and think, “They must always be like that” [playful, having fun, singing and dancing together, not fighting].  We're a regular family: I say hurtful things to Kathleen sometimes, she disrespects me sometimes [or at least I feel disrespected], the kids act up - you know what I mean...

But we do have great times together!
- We get in tickle-fights on the floor in the living room
- We play sports together in the street
- We do "character voices" and impersonations

How about you?  What are some of the things you and your kids will remember from your child-raising years?  Join the conversation! [click below to add your comment]