This article discusses the Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why. It questions the trend of letting youth view the series. The author explains that while it is good to encourage healthy conversation on tough topics, we do not want our children to accept as normal the culture that the show describes and portrays. The article concludes by emphasizing to parents that their children need to know that they can face hard things and get through them with God's help.
Is "I don't know" a refrain from your children in response to your questions regarding their behaviour? This article shows how parents, teachers, or other caregivers can often use this as a cue to let a child off the hook instead of calling heart motivations to task. Thus, the author suggests ways to handle this response in an effort to disciple the children God entrusts to us.
Can you guess what “fast food” conversations look like? This article talks about the tendency in family life to limit conversation to what is necessary, and about the rarity of offering something that edifies. It reflects on Ephesians 4:29, calling for conversations to reflect how Christ relates to us.