SKIP

We're facing a $1.85 million challenge!

Strengthen and repair marriages

We're facing a significant $1.85 million challenge to launch The Thriving Marriage Project to strengthen and repair hundreds of thousands of marriages. Will you help now?

Thank you for your support.
Check your inbox soon for more information.

Continue to FocusOnTheFamily.com

Effective Biblical Discipline

Episode

Discover Their Motivation

Many parents struggle with how to get their children to be responsible around the house.  The trick is to figure out what motivates them.

Listen

Episode

Shaming Kids

You see it everywhere, from youth sporting events to grocery stores.  And, these days, even on social media.  I’m talking about parents who use shame to discipline their children.

Listen

Episode

Anger to Get Compliance

There are a lot of parents who believe anger is the only way they can get their children to do what they’re told.  If you’re one of them, I have a surprise for you!

Listen

Episode

Raising Well-Behaved Children

Raising the Well-Behaved Child

Psychologist and author John Rosemond offers parents sound, biblically-based advice on disciplining children.

Listen

Article

Create a "Yes Zone" for Your Toddler

Kathryn O'Brien

We want to honor our children’s God-given drive for understanding, but we are also commanded to teach the concept of obedience. The key is balance. Balance between yes and no. Balance between can and can’t. Balance between don’t touch and please touch.

Read more

Article

Getting My Child to do His Chores

Dave Meurer

One father's humorous look at why his son wasn't completing his assigned tasks.

Read more

Episode

Principles Not Rules

Here's a question: Do you, as a parent, make a lot of rules for your kids? Now, rules are important. But sometimes parents think of them as a foolproof way to corral an unruly child and transform him into a mature young person.

Listen

Series

4 Secrets to Successfully Handling Behavior Problems

This article series contains clever tips and proven discipline approaches for all stages of childhood from leading child psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman.

Read more

Series

Creative Discipline Ideas

Try these discipline ideas from the book <​em>Creative Correction<​/em>!

Read more

Series

Effective Child Discipline

How do you get your children to obey, and what should you do when they won't?

Read more

Series

When Children Become Angry

Learn more about the different forms of anger, what they indicate and how a parent can deal with each type.

Read more

Series

Why Kids Misbehave

Here are three ways parents encourage their kids to misbehave.

Read more

Series

Approaches to Discipline

Parents develop expectations for their child's behavior based on age. However, there are factors to keep in mind.

Read more