Parenting

Toddler girl opening christmas gift sitting in front of a christmas tree

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Fewer Toys, More Christmas Joy

Amber Van Schooneveld

Parents of young children don’t need to spend a lot of money to make the holidays merry.

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An older and younger male sibling with two different sized presents atop their heads; one is eyeing the other's gift.

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Less Room for Comparison

Sandra Stanley and Sheila Seifert

Envy holds our children back. Help them realize they are neither the best nor the worst at what they do so they can better celebrate the accomplishments of others.

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Illustration of a mother with symbols of her life on a string held between her hands. A small female figure is seen as a silhouette running away in the lower right corner.

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Control and Motherhood

Elisa Morgan

Is there such a thing as being in control when you're a mother?

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All the Colors of Christmas Devotional cover resting on a Christmas-decorated background

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NEW for 2016! All the Colors of Christmas Devotional

Focus on the Family Magazine

Countdown to Christmas with Advent Scripture readings, activities and devotions.

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illustration of two men arguing over a meal in front of a child

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Handling Holiday Conflict

Jill Hart

Walk through tough holiday times with your children to show them how to handle conflict between extended family.

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Girl and boy sitting at a table with pies on it. The boy is laughing after having poked his thumb into a pumpkin pie.

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Cultivate Gratitude at Thanksgiving

Ashleigh Slater

Model the benefits of having a thankful heart, while providing guided opportunities for your children to express gratitude.

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Open hands, ready to serve

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What Is Service?

Marla Kiley

I never want my children to count their blessings in lieu of reaching out.

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Three boys dressed in super-hero costumes and running outdoors

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The Super Power of Real Heroes

Sheri King

Encourage your super-hero-loving kids in pointing to real-life individuals who have made an impact in history and today. 

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