Building Relationships

Grandfather watching as his grandson tosses a football

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Involving Grandparents in Your Kids' Lives

Daniel Huerta

Together with your kids' grandparents, talk about how they might support your role as a parent and how they can be involved with your kids' lives.

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Sketch of Hosanna in a hospital bed with Autumn at her bedside

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From Pen Pals to Friends

Thomas Jeffries

Two girls formed a bond that spanned the miles — a bond that knew no bounds when one girl fell ill. Their friendship, a connection started through Clubhouse’s pen pal program, became a godsend for their families when crisis hit.

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A son is in front, smiling at the camera, while Mom and Dad are in the distance.

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Seeing the Man in Your Son

Emerson Eggerichs

What growing boys need from their moms can be summed up in one word: respect.

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Daughter and Dad looking at each other, smiling

Series

Dad Time

Your kids are important to you. Here are ways to show them that you like them and care about them.

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Illustration of a happy little girl hugging her book; her dad is in background serving breakfast

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Do Your Kids Know You Love Them?

Daniel Huerta

Thinking of your children as masterpieces created by God doesn't help them until you share those insights with them.

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Series

Family Fun and Faith

Do these fun and faith-filled activities with your kids to help you grow closer together as a family!

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

Episode

The Power of Moms in Community

Authors Jill Savage and Anne McClane discuss the need for moms to have good friends who will encourage and support them in the challenges of parenting.

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Photo collage of family of four in field, dad looking through binoculars; various vacations options represented: hiking, dinosaur museum, state capitol, exploration, wildlife

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Find Field-Trip Attractions in Your Area

Andrea Gutierrez

Get links to U.S. and Canadian attractions that your family can visit.

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A toddler in summer clothes, sitting in a suitcase with things to use on the beach

Series

Vacations With Kids

From cruises to road trips to staycations, time off with kids is a great time to reconnect as a family and enjoy life together. Here are some ideas for helping you pack, get along and enjoy the time you have with your children.

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tween girl with friends

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A Place to Belong

Daniel Huerta

Help kids understand the difference between fitting in and belonging

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Episode

Empowering Your Family Through Love and Respect (Part 2)

Internationally known speaker, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, shares stories from his own childhood and parenting journey to paint a vivid picture of just how vital love and respect is to family as a whole. (Part 2 of 2)

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Empowering Your Family Through Love and Respect (Part 1)

Internationally known speaker, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, shares stories from his own childhood and parenting journey to paint a vivid picture of just how vital love and respect is to family as a whole. (Part 1 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

Episode

Overcoming Distractions to Connect With Your Family (Part 2 of 2)

Blogger and author Rachel Macy Stafford offers encouragement from her bestselling book, Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters! (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Overcoming Distractions to Connect With Your Family (Part 1 of 2)

Blogger and author Rachel Macy Stafford offers encouragement from her bestselling book, Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters! (Part 1 of 2)

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An older woman side-hugging a child

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Right Now Love — Why Kids Should Visit the Elderly

Elsa Kok Colopy

Teach your children why it's important to serve the elderly, even if those served can't remember who the children are.

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illustration of a boy being goofy

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Do You Need to Lighten Up

Courtney DeFeo

Don't settle for a gloomy household. Instead, discover the fun in everyday family life.

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Illustration of three kids in their grandparents' attic

Article

Building Memories With Grandparents

Sue Heimer

Grandparents are valuable family members, but sometimes it's hard for kids to connect with them. Use this idea to help your children build a relationship with their grandparents today.

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Older brother and younger sister making faces at each other

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Encouraging Siblings to Get Along

Cynthia Tobias

Foster your children's relationships with each other so they can learn to appreciate what makes each sibling unique.

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Michael W. Smith looking to his right

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Michael W. Smith: Grammy Winner and Grandfather

Jeremy V. Jones

Michael W. Smith has been called a Grammy winner, American Music Award winner, Dove Award winner, artist of the year, songwriter of the year, producer of the year and Smitty. But his favorite title just might be G-Daddy. That's what Michael's 11 grandchildren call him.

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Illustration of Mom helping child transition between two houses

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Summer at a Different Address

Carol Boley

Help kids through the angst of switching homes, even when you feel discouraged at the idea of packing off your children to the other parent for the summer.

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Focus on the Family Minute

Episode

Mending Fences

Newsflash! Mothers and daughters don’t always get along. Parenting expert Cheri Fuller suggests a way to mend those fences. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Minute

Episode

Writing a Tribute to Dad

If you have a strained relationship with your father, hear how Dennis Mansfield’s wife helped him process the past  by listing why he’s thankful. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Finding True Connection in a Disconnected World (Part 2 of 2)

Author Erin Davis explains how social media and technology in general can lead to isolation and loneliness, and offers help for finding and maintaining strong, healthy relationships. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

Episode

Finding True Connection in a Disconnected World (Part 1 of 2)

Author Erin Davis explains how social media and technology in general can lead to isolation and loneliness, and offers help for finding and maintaining strong, healthy relationships. (Part 1 of 2)

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