Parenting

Three crosses on a hill

Article

Forgiveness Isn't Fair, But It Is Essential

Carey Casey

Help your kids live out the principles of grace and forgiveness, understanding how conflict looks when the spirit of a relationship is regulated by humility and forgiveness. 

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Mother praying outdoors with son

Article

Why the Easter Story Still Matters: A Perspective From the Holy Land

Callie Mitchell

Children's hearts are easily touched by the Easter story. Being intentional about refocusing on Christ's resurrection power can show your children that they can invite the Lord's peace into their circumstances.

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Mother sitting with her daughter on her bed

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4 Easy Ways to Improve the Way You Discipline

Jim Jackson

As you correct your kids in their behavior, they need to hear four messages that affirm them and show them of your love and care.

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a young woman sits at a table with her hands folded atop a Bible as she looks reflectively to her left

Article

Helping Children See God as Relevant to Their Lives

Alex McFarland and Jason Jimenez

Will your child someday leave Christianity behind? Give them a faith worth holding on to.

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Illustration of a father and mother in a child's nursery. The mother is lifting the baby from his crib and she looks uncertain.

Article

Parenting: Take This Job and Love It

Arlene Pellicane

Five simple tips will help you thrive as a parent. 

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Two brothers butting heads with angry facial expressions

Article

'I'm so Mad!'

Gary Chapman

Helping children develop healthy ways to think through and talk about their anger.

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Illustration of a father, mother, son and daughter eating a passover seder meal.

Article

Holy Week and Easter Activities for the Whole Family

various authors

Simple ways to celebrate Easter with your kids

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Natalie and her family: Bernie, Sadie and twins Gracie (wearing eyeglasses) and Bella

Article

Natalie Grant: Music and Motherhood

Andrea Osmun

Christian music artist Natalie Grant opens up about music, mothering and how God changed her plans for a family.

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Child sitting on the floor.

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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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