FALL CONFERENCE FRENZY! We loved meeting you!

Whew! What a fun ride we have had over the last week or so! It has been fall conference season for us and we are so glad to have met so many of you along the way at D6, Mops MomCon and Lifeway's dotMOM.

For those of you that are new to the blog from those conferences, WELCOME! We are happy to have you and are looking forward to jumping back in next Tuesday for TECHNOLOGY TUESDAY and our regular topics on THURSDAYS. 

Although we have one big conference left here in Nashville at the Lifeway Kid's Ministry Conference, here are a few highlights from the most recent conferences...

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Balancing Boundaries and Freedom

This most often shows up in our attempts to set healthy boundaries while also supporting our kids’ independence and allowing them to have freedom.  We speak to this throughout the Intentional Parenting book in our conversations about the importance of allowing kids to struggle.  Tim Kimmel calls them “designed dilemmas,” and the folks at Love and Logic call them SLO’s (Significant Learning Opportunities).  They are simply moments where we avoid jumping in and rescuing, and allowing our kids to learn through their decisions (good and bad).  These moments are always about developing character, and strengthening resilience.  

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