Posts in Parenting
Passing Down Values

When we think of the values we want to pass down to our children, we also think about how those practically play out in our day to day lives as habits. It’s one thing to like the idea of a value, but if it isn’t something you have incorporated into your life, it won’t likely get passed on to your children…

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ParentingSeth Dahl
Being Present

Dirty kids that need baths. Dinner on the stove. Emails coming in on our phones. Dogs barking to be fed. Horse waiting for dinner. “To Do” list with 25 things to get done. Deadlines coming up. Grass in the backyard up to my knees. This is our life…

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ParentingLauren Dahl
Parenting Through a Natural Disaster

It’s not something we like to think about, but sometimes we as parents will have to navigate how to parent our children through a natural disaster. As you probably know, our home was in the Woolsey fire here in LA. We were evacuated for a month before getting back into our home…

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ParentingSeth Dahl
You Can Create an Intentional Culture at Home

One of the keys for creating a home culture or environment we want comes from creating boundaries that work for us as parents. Something that is helpful is to realize that we have the authority in our homes to set boundaries, and if we don’t set them, there are three powerful kids who will be more than happy to set them for us. By boundaries, we don’t mean control. Sometimes when we hear the word ‘boundaries’ we think restrictions and rules. Boundaries can be a negative thing, but it can also be positive…

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ParentingSeth Dahl
The Heart of Intentional Parenting

What does it mean to be intentional in our parenting? For us, as parents, we have the joy of watching our children grow up. We walk beside them through their entire lives and watch them grow from small babies into adults. This overarching view can help us keep things in perspective…

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ParentingSeth Dahl
Managing our Energy as Parents

Most people live a good part of their lives by a schedule, but a lot of us tend to schedule things that drain the life out of us and not enough things that give us life. We get home at night and wonder why we're so drained, even if we are good at time management. It’s because there is an important second side to that coin - energy management.

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ParentingSeth Dahl
You Say that Repeatedly

I had a great conversation with my daughter recently. As she was leaving my room, I hugged her and told her I love her. She looked at me and said, “Dad! You say that repeatedly (she just learned the word ‘repeatedly’ so she’s currently using it all the time).I told her, “For the rest of your life, out of all the things I say to you, ‘I love you’ is going to be the thing I repeat to you the most, because it is the most important thing of all.”

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