A Moment for the Family: Engaging with Reading

Dr. Mary Manz Simon discusses with Gary Duncan the importance of reading to young children. She also talks about how biblical stories should be a large part of the reading material read to children. Hear tips on how to help keep kids engaged in a lifetime of reading. 

A Moment for the Family: Increasing Outdoor Activity

With kids spending lots of screen time during the pandemic and over the winter it is time to get them out of the house for summer. Would your kids and grandkids benefit from outdoor activities like a summer job, sporting, team play and even summer education activities? Gary Duncan talks with Dr. Mary Manz Simon about this and more.

A Moment for the Family: Modeling Respect

Gary Duncan discusses with Dr. Mary Manz Simon about respect. What is it really? In this podcast we talk about how we should treat each other and how to model and teach respect to our children.

A Moment for the Family: Discussing Difficult Situations

Dr. Mary Manz Simon and Gary Duncan address talking with children about difficult situations. What is transforming the ways we approach our children with difficult subjects and world events?

A Moment for the Family: Parenting Styles

Dr. Mary Manz Simon and Gary Duncan discuss the variety of parenting styles and how they influence our children. What influences our parenting styles? Is it nature, such as genetics, or nurture?

A Moment for the Family: Quantifying Screen Time

Dr. Mary Manz Simon and Gary Duncan discuss the various devices with screens—from phones, tablets, TV, gaming systems and computers. How much screen time is too much?

A Moment for the Family: Caring for Mental Health

Gary Duncan and Dr. Mary Manz Simon talk about the importance of mental health care during and following the pandemic. What are the range of emotions that we experience daily and how do we cope with them?

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals — Working with Parents

DCE Tim Rippstein helps us talk about how youth ministry leaders can work with parents. 

A Moment for the Family: Developmental Milestones

Gary Duncan and Dr. Mary Manz Simon talk about the pace of life and ways to stay up to date on the issues impacting the family. Do you have a fear of missing out?  Join us and learn about child development and a new checklist for developmental milestones for young children.

A Moment for the Family: Scheduling and Sports

Dr. Mary Manz Simon discusses with Gary Duncan scheduling concerns as kids return to school sports. We should be aware of scheduling issues and at times we need to adjust each child’s commitment to do what is best for the family.