Parenting

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3 Ways to Avoid Legalism in Parenting

Dannah Gresh

The best way your children can discover the joy and freedom of faith is through connecting with, not lecturing, them.

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A Biblical Basis for the 7 Traits of Effective Parenting

Phil Steiger

These seven traits offer parents the tools they need to break harmful parenting habits and the opportunity to replace them with healthy practices.

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Imperfect Kids, Imperfect Parents

Jim Daly

Sometimes we, as parents, need to let go of our expectations so we can embrace the 'beautiful mess' of family life.

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How to Share the Gospel With Your Child

Ann Vande Zande

Parents have exceptional influence over their children and the potential for leading them to Jesus

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Summer Adventure Kit

The Bible Detectives adventure pack will challenge your kids’ problem-solving skills, while improving their Bible literacy.

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Sadie Robertson

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Parenting a Shy Sadie Robertson

Sheila Seifert

With her parents' help, Sadie Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” fame moved past her fear and anxiety to walk in a confidence that comes from God.

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7 Traits of Effective Parenting Assessment

Good parents aren’t perfect. And that’s okay. There’s no formula to follow, but there are ways you can grow every day. Focus on the Family’s 7 Traits of Effective Parenting Assessment gives parents an honest look at their unique strengths, plus some areas that could use a little help.

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Are Your Parenting Fears Hurting Your Kids?

Joshua Straub

Avoid three common parenting fears so you can provide the emotional safety your kids need to be who God created them to be.

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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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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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