Parenting with Ginger Hubbard Podcast

To encourage and equip you to reach beyond outward behavior, address issues of the heart, and point your children to the transformational power of Christ.

  • New children's book series - Part 2!

    Last week I emailed you guys a preview for book one (about whining) in my new children’s series co-authored with my friend, Al Roland. I hope you enjoyed it! Today I’d like to tell you about book two (about lying) and offer a preview of that one.
  • New children's book series!

    I am so excited to tell you guys about a new children’s book series I've coauthored with my friend, Al Roland. Books one and two release on January 24, but my publisher is offering previews, so I wanted to share them with you. I'll tell you about book one (on the topic of whining) in this email, then I'll send another email next week with a preview for book two (on the topic of lying).
  • Are Your Kids Misbehaving?

    Children misbehave because they are sinners (like us) in need of a Savior. However, fear and anxiety can definitely contribute to escalated behavior problems in children. Kids are hearing about the scary things happening in our world right now and, more than likely, sensing the stress of their parents. So, if your children are acting out in ways they normally don’t, I encourage you to talk with them and ask some questions to see if fear and anxiety might be driving their behavior. Let them know that yes, there are some scary things going on right now, but we can
  • FamilyLife Today Interviews

    In case you were unable to tune in to FamilyLife Today, here are two recent interviews I did with them. What’s With All the Whining? FamilyLife Today with guest Ginger Hubbard | May 8, 2019 Do your children whine? If so, then maybe author Ginger Hubbard can help! As a mother of two, she knows a thing or two about whining and shares a few “how to’s” to nip it in the bud. Ginger pulls examples from her own experience, and reminds parents that until you reach a child’s heart, their behavior isn’t likely to change. To help a child consider his
  • How to Lead Your Child to Christ – Part 2

    Last week we considered the dangers of leading children into a premature assurance of salvation. This week, let’s look at a few practical ways to lead children into a strong and confident relationship with Christ.  Encourage Your Child When your child speaks of his love and commitment to Jesus, let him know you are overjoyed by his desire to please God. Encourage him to discuss his thoughts and ask questions about things that confuse him. Encourage him to get to know Jesus better by spending time with the Lord in prayer and by reading His Word. You may want to
  • How to Lead Your Child to Christ – Part 1

    All Christian parents long for the day their child receives Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. “Mommy, I asked Jesus to be my Savior,” brings tears to our eyes and joy to our hearts. As parents desiring God’s abundant life for our children, we should be overjoyed to hear those words. However, as wise shepherds over their hearts, we should be very cautious. Leading our children to Christ involves much more than guiding them in a simple prayer. It’s living an example before them of what it means to walk with Christ on a daily basis. It’s teaching them God’s
  • Cultivating Unity Among Siblings

    Today’s culture would like for us to believe it is normal for siblings to not get along and not like each other. This is readily seen in the media. Rarely do movie or television siblings treat one another with respect and affection. They are usually fighting, yelling, name-calling, or belittling each other with mocking, sarcastic, and even hateful remarks. This sort of behavior has not only become accepted in many homes, it has become expected. It is viewed as normal. However, Jesus commands us to “love one another” (John 13:34) and to “not look to your own interests, but to
  • The Top 6 Discipline Mistakes Most Parents Make

    Do you find yourself threatening, repeating your instructions, or raising your voice in an attempt to get your children to obey? Are you frustrated because nothing seems to work? It could be that faulty child-training methods have snared your line of thinking. A quick bribe or mild threat looks appealing to a parent’s appetite for gaining control of a child, especially in a hurried situation. So, we take the bait – hook, line, and sinker. It’s not until later we realize we’re caught in a tangled net of ineffective parenting. We must remember our goal is not merely for our
  • The Faithful Fork

    With shoulders slumped and a downcast look, my daughter Alex plopped down on the couch, crushed that she wasn’t cast the lead role as Belle in Beauty and the Beast. She was thirteen and her life was over (always a flare for the dramatic). “Alex, Honey, it’s not the end of the world. There will be other plays,” I encouraged. “Right, but I’m a fork in the Be My Guest ensemble. I mean, couldn’t I at least have gotten Babette the feather duster or Chip the teacup? I’m nothing more than flatware, Mom!” she complained. Wanting to encourage her with
  • Can’t Leave Them Alone for Two Seconds

    After arriving for my speaking engagement, I had a few minutes to check text messages on my phone before the event stated: Husband:   I’m not feeling well. Me:   Oh no! What’d you eat? Husband:   Well, Wes (our son) cooked eggs this morning and I thought they tasted weird, but I ate them anyway.  My burps taste like flowers. In between speaking sessions, I checked text messages on my phone again: Son:   I’m not feeling well. Me:   Oh no! What’d you eat? Son:   Well, I had eggs this morning, and I cooked chicken and collard greens for lunch. The collard greens tasted weird,