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How to Raise Boys to be Men

In this episode of the Andy Savage Show, Andy sits down with Ricky Floyd to discuss raising boys to be men . If you have boys of your own, coach, or lead boys in any way this episode is for you. Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3   In 2013, Ricky formed "The Husband Institute", a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization for teen boys. Ricky is also Lead Pastor at The Pursuit of God Transformation Center, a multi-site... Read More
Posted by Andy Savage at Monday, October 9, 2017 | 0 comments
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Parenting Plan: You and Your College Age Kids

In this episode of the Andy Savage Show, Andy sits down with Braxton Brady to talk about parenting, college-age kids, and having a plan. Parenting? College-age kids? Is that possible? If you're a parent with college-age kids, chances are you've asked yourself that question more than once. Our hope is this episode will give you some practical help and answers to that question. Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3 Braxton is the... Read More
Posted by Andy Savage at Thursday, October 5, 2017 | 0 comments
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A Loss for Sports, A Win for Family

In a recent article in the  Washington Post , it is reported that participation in youth sports is declining. Determining factors include 1) the rising cost of youth sports and 2) a lack of qualified coaches. "Athletic participation for kids ages 6 through 12 is down almost 8 percent over the last decade, according to SFIA and Aspen data, and children from low-income households are half as likely to play one day's worth of team sports than children from households... Read More
Posted by Andy Savage at Monday, September 25, 2017 | 3 comments
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Rhythm Over Rules

When parents get stressed or overwhelmed, we make rules. It’s like a reflex for most of us. Then in typical fashion, we look up days or weeks later only to discover that our rules are more bark than bite. The truth is, kids need rules. They need boundaries. The problem is that parents must be able to enforce the rules effectively or the training our kids receive is that Mom or Dad’s word is no good. It’s a chink in the armor of your parenting that they will and... Read More
Posted by Andy Savage at Wednesday, May 31, 2017 | 0 comments
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Fearless, Tech-Smart Parenting

Every parent I know is facing the same fears and asking the same questions about their kids and technology...   How do I monitor their online activity? Are my kids targets of cyber predators? Is cyber bullying really something my kids are struggling with? Have my kids been exposed to inappropriate material online?   These are just some of the questions parents are asking. These are fearful days if you are raising kids. Most parents are relatively... Read More
Posted by Andy Savage at Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | 0 comments
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