May 25 2010

David Crowder

We caught up with David Crowder this morning - he was fun and encouraging as always. If you missed it, below are a couple of our favorite moments (click links to listen) ...

David and the unauthorized picture of him used in a Mexican newspaper

David gives his advice to the Class of 2010

For more info on "Crowder's Fantastical Church Music Conference" (September 30 - October 2 in Waco, TX), check out this link

May 24 2010

For Parents of Grads - Dwight Bain

Life Coach Dwight Bain  is on with us this morning with tips on helping parents transition through the different seasons of their child's life - especially those who have a child graduating this year.  Here are Dwight's "Parenting Stages and strategies necessary to build strong kids":

 

Birth to puberty, (ages 0-12)-

 

Kids need a 'Caretaker' who can teach and help with daily tasks while the child gradually is learning these skills from their parent through positive role modeling, especially in the important areas of self-discipline and responsibility. Other ways for a child to grow in confidence and strength during these years is to help them find social connection and friends through school activities, church groups, youth sports or scouting. This higher level of involvement also connects kids with other healthy adults who can help kids learn even more because of teachers, coaches, and pastors who are investing into their young lives as they grow to the next level of maturity and future success. 

 

Puberty to College Years, (12-21)-

The parenting strategy to use during the teen years is a combination of part Counselor and part Coach to help guide through the emotional issues of building relationships and dealing with hurt feelings; while balancing the tasks of learning to deal with difficulties in life and making wise educational or career choices. Psychologist John Trent calls this process ‘soft love mixed with hard love’, (For more on this concept of parenting, check out “The Two Sides of Love” published by Focus on the Family Publishing, 1999)

 

College years to Adulthood, (21-30)-

 

I believe that we always need our parents- it’s just that the need changes as we grow older. Little kids need a parent to help with personal hygiene, teens need their parents to help them develop healthy habits and by this stage young adults need honest advice and direction. These years are a great time for the parent/adult-child relationship to prosper since the young adult is out on their own dealing with life, yet still needs a 'Consultant' to bounce ideas off of as their build a life independent of their parents to firmly establish a life of their own. 

 

I want you to know that millions of other parents have successfully launched their child from birth toward adulthood and you can too. There is a sign in the launch control room of the Kennedy Space Center that says it well, listen…

 

“It takes a team- to launch a dream.”

 

Know that you are not alone in this process. There are hundreds of resources available at our website as well as links to dozens of other groups driven by the desire to help you experience the great joy of watching a dream take flight, as well as provide the tools and training to help you if you’ve already crashed to get past the nightmare and not be afraid to dream again about what your son or daughter could be when they launch into a life of their own.

 

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May 21 2010

Special guest today

K-LOVE artist Jimmy Needham joins us throughout the morning.  If you missed our chat with Jimmy - including two live songs - click the links below:

Jimmy discusses his last name "Need Ham" and his trip to Israel

Jimmy relates to K-LOVE listeners with unusual names

The story behind the song "Hurricane" and live performance of the song

Cheeseburger Appreciation Month - Jimmy's favorite cheeseburger

Jimmy's advice to the class of 2010

Jimmy shares how God freed him from an addiction to illicit adult material and plays his song "Forgiven & Loved"

 

May 19 2010

The Sleep Doctor - Dr. Archibald Hart

If you're not getting enough sleep, you are not alone.  But beyond just being groggy the next morning, a lack of sleep can have a profound, negative impact on your family.  We checked in with the "Sleep Doctor" Dr. Archibald Hart, author of "Sleep: It Does a Family Good", to get in some insight into the importance of sleep and practical steps to help your kids get to bed at night.

So go take a nap and if you want to found out more about Dr. Hart's work, click here.