Wes Furlong

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When to Say "Yes" & When to Say "No": Guarding Schedules, Giving Service

Posted by Wes Furlong on Sep 13, 2017 8:05:00 PM

It seems nowadays, when you ask a fellow parent how they are doing, the answer almost always includes "busy." We're stretched thin. Tired. Hectic. ... Read More

Parents, Make Sure You Do This!

Posted by Wes Furlong on Aug 4, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Our oldest daughter is about to turn 13 and we’re crossing new bridges at an alarming rate. She got a phone today, is at a sleepover tonight, and there have ... Read More

Who Is Your Teen's Parent Really?

Posted by Wes Furlong on Jul 30, 2016 8:00:00 AM

You or her friends?

It’s an easy trap to fall into. Your teen wants more independence and, for the most part, you want to give it. You don’t ... Read More

Will Your Child's Faith Stick?

Posted by Wes Furlong on Jul 11, 2016 8:00:00 AM


The short answer of course, is that there’s no guarantee. The more you try to co-opt her will, the more likely she is to resist it. But there ... Read More

A Better Way To Ground Your Teen

Posted by Wes Furlong on Jul 7, 2016 8:00:00 AM


In a moment of desperation, have you ever announced to your teenager, “That’s it! You’re grounded for life!” These ... Read More