Parenting

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Are You Kind to Your Kids?

Daniel Huerta

There is no need to be rude in your parenting. Instead, approach family life with a sensible and respectful tone.

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Kids and Money

Ron Blue

Your kids can learn more about their monetary boundaries with your help.

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8 Small Resolutions That Can Change Your Family

various authors

Have you been successful in making lasting changes as a parent? Try these small tips to make a big change in your family?

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Blackboard sign that says: My New Year Resolutions.

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Three Ways to Keep the Best New Year's Resolution

Janine Petry

Need a New Year's resolution your kids can keep? Consider: This year, I resolve to intentionally listen for God’s voice in Scripture and respond to Him.

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4 Ways to Bond With an Adopted Newborn

Cindy Rasmussen

Read how one parent intentionally chose to love her adopted newborn for as long as she was with her daughter. 

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Why Jesus Lived

Ray Vander Laan

Your children understand why Jesus died. Do they know why He lived?

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A girl helping give out bags of food

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An Others-Centered Christmas

Kay Wyma

Help your kids get more out of Christmas.

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Compassion for the Homeless

Alexandra Kuykendall

When your tweens ask about the homeless, do you know how to respond? Read about ways to engage your tweens’ growing sense of observation and justice.

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The Biblical Approach to Spanking

Chip Ingram

One of our top 25 most-viewed parenting articles: "The Biblical Approach to Spanking." Regardless of the method, the Bible's word on discipline clearly demands that parents be responsible and diligent.

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Why Kids Need Mean Moms

Joanne Kraft

One of our top 25 most-viewed parenting articles: "Why Kids Need Mean Moms." Give kids the tough love they need so they’ll develop into independent adults.

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teenage girl making the bed

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Age-Appropriate Chores

Sheila Seifert

One of our top 25 most-viewed parenting articles: "Age-Appropriate Chores." Do you know which chores your child can do? You may be surprised at how capable your kids are and what they can do to help out.

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When Children View Pornography

Rob Jackson

One of our top 25 most-viewed parenting articles: "When Children View Pornography." Today's child lives in a culture where hard-core pornography abounds.

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Illustration of a mom adamantly pointing over the head of her son in a commanding style. Boy's arms are crossed in resistance.

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Strong-Willed Women Mothering Strong-Willed Children

Cynthia Tobias

One of our top 25 most-viewed parenting articles: "Strong-Willed Women Mothering Strong-Willed Children." It can be tough to parent a younger version of yourself. But you also have a definite advantage — you know what it’s like to be a strong-willed child. 

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Planting Seeds of Biblical Truth Devotions

Focus on the Family Magazine

A much-loved download for busy parents: Get 52 weeks of family devotions free — faith-affirming biblical principles that will help you encourage your children to build lasting, thriving faith in God.

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