children

For this Get Up Poll, parents called in and gave their best tips on raising children. One man, a single parent to a young boy and girl, calls in a says he always tells his kids, “it’s easy to be nothing.” One woman notes how much she hates witnessing mothers out in public cussing out […]

In this edition of GRIFF’s Prayer, GRIFF thanks God for kids growing up and finding their way.  He notes that they’ve changed so much since childhood, that they often don’t remember their smaller, stinkier, dirtier selves. They don’t want to remember it, in fact. He prays for all of the parents and teachers and other […]

In this edition of Love Talking, Erica Campbell talks about the satisfaction that parents get when their children show their gratitude for some of the many things their mommies and daddies do for them. That satisfaction is similar to what God gets when you are thankful to Him for all He has done for you. […]

In this Get Up Poll, Erica Campbell and GRIFF are asking listeners if biological parents have the right to be directly involved in their child’s life if they’re not around. Much of the time, estranged biological parents, or parents who aren’t in the household, aren’t too keen on the idea of hands-on step-parents or significant […]

Charmaine Broom is a singer and songwriter who has been singing with Kirk Franklin for years. She is also a wife, a “bonus-mom” and founder and CEO of Blended Families Rock, which aims to bring unity between biological and non-biological families. Charmaine explains how the Blended Families Rock movement specifically aims to make things more […]

In this Get Up Poll, Erica Campbell asks- are you a good communicator? Are you a listener, or a talker, or both? “Get Up!” listeners call in with their answers, often detailing where they are in their journey toward becoming their best communicator. One woman explains why listening is particularly important as a parent, because […]

Erica Campbell recalls hanging out at her grandma’s house as kid with all of her siblings. If any of the kids acted up, Erica recalls, their grandma wouldn’t be mean or yell at them, she would pray at them. In this way she would reprimand them in love, as opposed to being antagonistic or spiteful. […]

Dr. Steve Perry is a former principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford Connecticut, a school that sees 100% of its predominantly low-income students off to four year institutions. Dr. Steve Perry is revolutionizing education in America. He says it is a blessing when you have the opportunity to help a child discover who […]

For this Get Up Poll, Erica Campbell and GRIFF ask listeners this important question: when is the right time to send your kids out of the house and into the world? In a time when even the vast majority of recent college graduates move back home, the answer to such a question is certainly not […]

In this edition of Joy Living, Erica Campbell talks about how people often mislabel joy. While it is a synonym for happiness, it doesn’t necessarily mean all smiles and rainbows. Joy is also strength. “Your circumstance should not dictate your level of joy,” Erica says. She tells an adorable story about her four-year-old daughter, Zaya, […]

In this edition of Joy Living, Erica Campbell talks about the mixed feelings she deals with as she watches her children grow. She explains the “happy-sad” emotions she battles as her kids grow into their own, and find their independence now that they’re not babies anymore. What she does with those “happy-sad” emotions, however, is […]

Erica Campbell and GRIFF had the chance to chat with writer, actor and producer Tyler Perry about his political drama on TLC, “Too Close To Home.” He opens up about his favorite part of the process of creating a new film, play or TV show. Plus, he talks about when we can expect to see […]