Parenting

Dave Ramsey's daughter, Rachel Cruze

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Dave Ramsey: Raising Money-Smart Kids

Pam Woody

Dave's message of financial hope has grown his corporation Lampo Group Inc. from a card table in his living room to a multimillion-dollar company. 

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Mother sitting on bed of adopted daughter, talking and looking at a photograph album

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Blended Family: Filling the Role of a Parent Who Has Died

Carol Boley

While similar in many respects to stepparenting through divorce and remarriage, parenting a child whose biological parent has died carries its own distinctives.

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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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Illustration of family at the dinner table. wife is glaring at husband who looks to be in shock over something his teen daughter has said.

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Modeling Respectful Speech

Michael Ridgeway

Much of our kids’ attitudes come from watching Dad. Want kids to respect Mom? Model respect for them.

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Smiling tween girl wearing a black bandit mask and enjoying a large bowl of macaroni & cheese. She has given her broccoli to a little dog in the background.

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Why Do Kids Misbehave?

Michael Anderson and Timothy Johanson

Often the reason a child engages in troubling behaviors is not complex. There is a payoff for the child, some reward for the negative behavior.

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Stressed mother tied up in easy chair with a string while two small boys engage in sword play over her head.

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Stress Busters for Moms

Arlene Pellicane

Here are five things you can do today as a mom to rein in the chaos you may be feeling in the midst of family life.

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Summer Adventure Kits

Focus on the Family Magazine

Make the most of this summer by using every day as an opportunity to guide your kids in their faith and connect in meaningful ways.

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Little boy sitting on wooden steps with eyes closed and hands folded to his lips, praying.

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The Gift of Prayer: Ask, Seek, Knock

Amy Parker

Most parents want to help their kids develop a relationship with God that is fueled by prayer. Here's how to start.

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