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4th of July Quiz

Give your kids a quiz. Make it fun and award a prize to the one who gets the most answers right. You can use questions like: "Where was the Declaration of Independence signed? Who sewed the first American flag? And, who was the king of England during the Revolutionary War?" Do you know the answers? Well, to get them, and to find more questions for your own 4th of July quiz, go here. It's a great way to teach your...
Jan 01, 1970 / Holidays

Marriage Books

I sometimes get asked about good books for married couples. If a couple is having severe problems, a book may not be enough. Marriage counseling may be necessary. But a good marriage book can help you foresee potential problems, focus on the important issues, and navigate you through some challenges in your journey as a couple. So choose a book to walk through with your spouse. I've made a list of meaningful books...
Jan 01, 1970 / General

A Thanksgiving to Remember

When kids talk about the best things about growing up, they usually mention three things: vacations, birthdays and holidays. Next week is Thanksgiving, a time for most families to gather together, play football, watch the parades, and share an extravagant meal. In all the hustle and bustle of preparations and travel, sometimes we forget what we're celebrating. Why not put the "thanks" back into Thanksgiving? ...
Jan 01, 1970 / Holidays

Marriage Turbulence? Fasten Your Seatbelts.

As a private pilot, I can tell you that bad weather and air turbulence are just a part of flying. Sometimes it can be avoided…other times, it can't. Building an intimate marriage is kind of like flying a plane—sure, most of us would like to avoid turbulence in our marriage, but sometimes you just have to fly through it. The key to navigating through it is to learn to resolve conflict and communicate with each...
Jan 01, 1970 / General

The 7 Marks of Maturity

When they can demonstrate maturity. That can be a tricky thing to pinpoint these days. Your teen may look like an adult physically, but emotionally still be child-like. You can't stand Tommy up against a door jamb and mark his emotional growth like you measured his height. Instead, you have to look for other marks to see growing maturity. Leadership expert, Dr. Tim Elmore has compiled a list of 7 Marks of...
Jan 01, 1970 / Life Stage: Pre-Teens and Teenagers

Help Your Child Succeed in School

One way you can get involved is by starting an All Pro Dad's Day or iMOM Morning chapter at your child's school. These once-a-month breakfast gatherings for parents and their kids are fun and informative. After breakfast, there's lively discussion on a topic that's relevant to school age children, and plenty of interaction. It's a great way for kids to connect with their mom or dad in a meaningful way, and to...
Jan 01, 1970 / General

Remembering Pearl Harbor

December 7th marks the day in 1941 when more than 2,000 Americans died in the surprise raid by the Japanese on the U.S. Pacific fleet. It was the first time an enemy attack was carried out on U.S. soil. But, of course, it wasn't the last. The few surviving veterans of Pearl Harbor have a saying: "Remember Pearl Harbor… keep America alert." So talk to your children about the importance of protecting our country,...
Jan 01, 1970 / Holidays

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