Parenting

A young girl and boy are hold a trash bag and picking up trash in a park

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Is Your Child a Good Neighbor?

Amy Lively

Help your children love their neighbor by showing them how to build relationships with the people who live next door to you. 

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Parents doing the dishes with two girls peeking over the cupboard at their parents

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Your Kids Are Watching Your Marriage

Sarah Hilgendorf

How is your marriages equipping your kids with the skills they need for interacting with their future spouses? 

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The waist and legs of a child holding a valentine while wearing striped socks and a tutu

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Valentine's Day Cards and Activities

various authors

It’s easier than ever to let your family and friends know how much you care.

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Mom with hands on hips and teen daughter looking away

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A Teen Battle Worth Ignoring

Jonathan McKee

Don’t get sucked into teen drama . . . by letting go of the battles that aren’t life-changing.

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Mom and two teen daughters are sitting on the couch leaning against each other.

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'Am I a Bad Parent?'

Gary Thomas

I could do better, and I make mistakes. But does that make me a bad parent?

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Dad is driving, Mom is in the passenger seat, and two children are in the back seat as they all go on a trip together

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An Intentional Parenting Strategy for Andy and Sandra Stanley

Sandra Stanley

Andy and Sandra Stanley navigated their years as parents of children in the home through the use of four general stages of parenting.

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A young boy pours orange juice from a pitcher into a glass for a younger boy who holds two straws, ready for the glass.

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Cultivating Kindness

Latonya Moore

Nurturing kindness in our children can help them succeed in life and follow God more faithfully.

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young boy blowing bubbles

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Teach Kids Life Is Sacred

various authors

One way to help kids understand the value life from the start is to use these practical ideas to teach them that life, in and of itself, is sacred.

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Child sitting on the floor.

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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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Illustration of a little girl unhappily surrendering a digital tablet to her mother

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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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Two children look at a computer in shock

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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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An older child with her hands thrown out and looking into a golden sunrise behind golden trees

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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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