By: Michelle Blood December 3, 2018

This past week our nearly 3-year old grandson, Jameson, proved to us that the “terrible twos” do exist!  While we’ve seen an occasional tantrum, followed by outbursts of “NO!”–my husband, who has been watching him on Fridays, has not.  That is, until last week.  Let’s just say it was one “horrible, no good, very bad day” for Papa. 🙂

So what changed?  It might have something to do with his family’s recent move to a new home, church, and preschool.  Add to that the potential negative influence coming from the 4-year old twin boys living next door.  How do we help Jameson adapt to these changes while at the same time addressing some bad behavior?  Thankfully, we have experts like FamilyLife ready to provide us the help and hope we need!

This week on “FamilyLife Today,” Dennis and Barbara Rainey talk to listeners about what it means to be an intentional parent (and grandparent, too).  Out of their own experience, they share some of the social skills children need to learn while at home as well as the importance of teaching them who God is.  We realize in our own family what a critical and formative time this is for Jameson, both spiritually and emotionally.  We want to get it right.  And we understand to do that, both parents and grandparents need to be on the same page as well as intentional in raising our little boy.

Encourage your listeners to hear more of what the Raineys have to say when they address The Art of Parenting: Relationships, airing 12/5-7.  And for ways to be more intentional, moms and dads can sign-up for FamilyLife’s Art of Parenting online course.  It’s free.

There’s other great programming in December including how to “cherish” your spouse and nurture a heart for adoption.  Then on Christmas eve and day (12/24-25), “FamilyLife Today” features a special broadcast series with Pastor Brian Loritts on Emmanuel, God With Us.  It’s a don’t-miss month of programs.  You can check out all the details in December’s Program Tool Kit here.

Grateful for all you do for families in your community.  May you and yours enjoy this season of celebration of our Savior’s birth.



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