The New Year can be a great time to look back at where we’ve been and see where we want to go next. Sometimes it’s all about the lists and countdowns – the best music and movies of the year, the top ways to keep your resolutions, the most-read books, the things not to miss, and of course the big countdown at midnight.
In looking back on The Parent Blog we’ve compiled a list of our own, a way to see where we’ve been this year and encourage each other as we make goals and plans for the year ahead.
Without further ado, here are the ten most read posts for 2015, starting with number ten:
10. Pursuing Peace in Play
An educator and mom looked at teaching our kids to pursue peace in their creative play.
9. Campire Chats
Be consistent, gracious, and intentional. Advice from experienced parents on three things we can do for our kids.
8. Fearless Parenting
Social media, friends, other parents, and well-meaning relatives can often reinforce the subtle message of parenting out of fear. How can our parenting choices change if we look to Jesus instead and think of the way he sees our children?
7. How Can Your Kids Support Refugees?
Find out ways to engage your kids with the conversation on refugees, and make welcome cards to support refugees and learn about social justice.
6. Parenting the Social Media Generation
Tips for navigating social media with your kids.
Practical resources for parents and kids to learn about Jesus as a family. As a bonus: the follow up post to this was: Screen Time Worth Having.
4. Busy Vs Full
Is your life busy or full? What’s the difference and why should it matter in your family?
3. The Real Sin of Halloween
Halloween can be a window into loving our neighbours, more than one day a year. A new way of looking at a controversial holiday.
2. Dear Daughter
A letter from mom to daughter. We are all enough.
1. This is Me: Parenting with Mental Illness
Tips on parenting and mental health: open communication, self-care, community. Through this vulnerable story we can see the value of opening our lives to family, friends, and community in times of struggle.
What has this year brought for you and your kids? What are your hopes for yourself, your family, and your community as you pursue Jesus together in the year ahead? Let us know in the comment section below. Also, has there been a topic you'd like to see us tackle on The Parent Blog? Let us know.