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Bossy Boys and Independent Girls

When raising a son or daughter who has a gift for leadership, it is so much fun to guide their commanding personality. So let’s talk tips for raising these strong, confident, and—at times—trying children.

October 15, 2019 (1) comment

Never Underestimate the Need to Be Needed

Do your kids feel that they are a vital part of the family “team?” Everyone– even the youngest–needs a job to help the family; it causes them to build confidence, and feel important, and that they matter! Here’s how you can build that team spirit in your kids!

August 27, 2019 (1) comment

Ponder the Path of Thy Feet

Right now your children are small and trusting you to help them climb the little hills. Help them do it (but don’t do it for them) and when they are grown they will climb the mountains alone with wisdom and confidence.

June 18, 2019 (0) comments

Sneaky Kids, Naive Parents

Ever wonder why some kids are so sneaky? When I became a mom, I gave special attention to training my children to be open and forthright. I wanted honest children, not perfect children.

June 18, 2019 4 comments

Gearing Up for Homeschooling

Here are my tips for homeschooling in 2018!

June 19, 2018 (1) comment

Little Man: Then and Now

Then A father has no greater joy than to have his son look up at him with a smile and say, “Da-da.” Every day when Justin gets home from work, our son Parker, who will soon be one year old, … Read more

February 27, 2018 (0) comments
Big Papa Pearl fishing with the grandkids

Great Reward

My parents put us children first. They used each opportunity that was given to them to mold us in love, and now with their faithful example I am striving to do the same.

May 15, 2015 3 comments
happy kids

Steps to Obedience

No! This command is much needed, but can be so overused that the child never listens to it.

October 15, 2014 7 comments
Muslim girl reading

The Power of Our God

To witness a miracle is an amazing thing. It changes the person who experiences it, and works faith in those who hear of it. It brings great glory to our all-powerful God!

August 15, 2014 (0) comments
training starts at birth photo

Training Starts at Birth

Every parent trains their children. They train them to scream and pitch fits, or they train them to be sweet and obedient, but the child is trained either way.

August 15, 2014 24 comments
Justin & Shalom's Traveling Adventures

Justin and Shalom’s Traveling Adventures

We are on our way and what an adventure it is going to be! I just want to thank everyone out there that supports No Greater Joy and let you know that you are a blessing to each of us here at No Greater Joy.

June 13, 2014 (1) comment
A Balanced Child

Three Types of Children, Part 4: A Balanced Child

In previous issues I have discussed the three natures of a child: the Prophet/Visionary type, the Priestly/Steady type, and the Kingly/Command type of child. Each type has its strengths and its weaknesses.

June 13, 2014 (1) comment
Three Types of Children, Part 3: Building Confidence

Three Types of Children, Part 3: Building Confidence (Steady/Servant Type)

In part 3 of her series on raising the three types of children, Shalom talks about how building confidence in your laid-back, steady child is an everyday job—to let them accomplish something, to overcome, and to be victorious!

April 15, 2014 2 comments
Three Types of Children, Part 2: Kisses and Tickles (Visionary/Dreamer Type)

Three Types of Children, Part 2: Kisses and Tickles (Visionary/Dreamer Type)

What can we do as parents to encourage our visionary/dreamer type kids? Face the fact that they are different. They don’t always follow the status quo. Let them dream, but direct the dreams.

February 14, 2014 4 comments
Children's Personality Types

Children’s Personality Types, Part 1

Each of my children has a unique personality. Gracie, my nine-year-old and firstborn daughter, is strong, confident, and sure of herself. She is a go-to-girl type. She has an unwavering faith in what she believes.

December 13, 2013 4 comments