How can Navigating The Years help you parent your teens and tweens?
Hi, I’m Ashley!
I’m an imperfect mother. Flawed wife. Servant-hearted Christ follower. Encouraging teacher. Lifelong learner. Recovering introvert. Chocolate lover. And scaredy-cat “adventurer.” Parenting is by far my greatest adventure of all!
My heart is for parents during this confusing, rewarding, hilarious, and terrifying stage of life with teens and tweens in the home. The goal is for Navigating the Years to be a place where parents with a growth mindset support and encourage each other. Together, we seek solutions to raising teens and preteens with character and practical life skills. And, maybe, just maybe, we can send off young adults who
- love and think of others
- resolve conflicts and practical problems
- give generously and save wisely
- are content and connected
- improve our world by being engaged with people of the world.
So, please join us as we navigate the skills for life!
Are your children in frequent conflict? Do they annoy each other? Argue over who's turn it is to do a job? Do you long for peace in your home? As our children get older, feelings intensify and forgiveness is more difficult. Part of this is due to the...read more
As thoughtful parents of teens and tweens, we read books on brain development and psychology to inform our parenting. We also encourage our teens and preteens to read helpful books to develop themselves. After all, we strive to be life-long learners!...read more
In Part One and Part Two of Teens, Tweens, and Technology: The Rules Change. Principles Stay the Same, I state, “Please keep in mind that we should have a dialogue over time in regards to technology. One discussion does not make an education complete!” Parents,...read more
Want to give a graduate a life-changing gift? Give the book, The Graduate Survival Guide: 5 Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make in College by Anthony Oneal and Rachel Cruze! (I also recommend giving the graduate a little something fun that may not be so...read more
Technology is ever-evolving and our teens/tweens are ever-changing. Rather than constantly updating rules, our family learned the power of teaching our teen and tween principles for using technology and social media. After all, the rules change. Principles stay the...read more
“Put your brain on alert and your mouth on caution,” warns Chris Hogan. This is exactly what we want our daughters to do when using technology. As a tool, it can be powerful. As a weapon, it can also be powerful. Our goal is to guide our daughters in...read more
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