Parenting Challenges

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Teaching Kids the Weight of Words

Karen Ehman

Female child holding the word "Liar!" on her back, and it looks heavy.

Can the power of words be controlled? Can we teach our kids to train their tongues (and their typing!) so that their words are a force for good? Here are a few ways to help them discipline their speech.

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Bringing Home the Prodigals (Part 2 of 2)

Bringing Home the Prodigals

Author and speaker Rob Parsons offers biblically-based encouragement and hope to parents of children who've chosen a destructive lifestyle and/or adopted spiritually-wayward perspectives. (Part 2 of 2)

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Child’s Weakness, Parent’s Strength

When a child in your home makes a poor choice, do you assume it’s because of some weakness in your parenting?

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Bringing Home the Prodigals (Part 1 of 2)

Bringing Home the Prodigals

Author and speaker Rob Parsons offers biblically-based encouragement and hope to parents of children who've chosen a destructive lifestyle and/or adopted spiritually-wayward perspectives. (Part 1 of 2)

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Decision Training

Arlyn Lawrence

Boy in green shirt thinking

Are your children good decision-makers? Train them to make better choices by giving them opportunities that will allow them to practice.

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Summer

Summer can sure feel long when your child approaches you every day with her favorite phrase,  “I’m bored!” Author Kathi Lipp explains why boredom is actually good for our children. Listen to the full program here.

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Adult Children Move Home

There’s a reason those in their mid-twenties and -thirties are called the “Boomerang Generation” -- nearly 30 percent of them are moving back in with their mom and dad.

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Building Bridges With Your Adult Child

Love No Matter What

Author Brenda Garrison offers insights on how parents can develop a positive relationship with their grown children in a discussion based on her book Love No Matter What: When Your Kids Make Decisions You Don't Agree With.

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The Unexpected Joys of Raising an Autistic Child

Dancing With Max

This weekend, Emily Colson talks about the trials and triumphs she's experienced in raising her autistic son, Max. Her father, author Chuck Colson (now deceased), joins the conversation to discuss the lessons they've learned from Max which underscore the sanctity of all human life. 

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Quality Family Time

Here’s a  reminder today to slow down and make family time a priority.  Well-known author Chuck Colson learned that if he was going to have a close relationship with his autistic grandson Max, he needed to invest some quality time. Listen to the complete program here.

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The Unexpected Joys of Raising an Autistic Child (Part 2 of 2)

Dancing With Max

Emily Colson talks about the trials and triumphs she's experienced in raising her autistic son, Max. Her father, author Chuck Colson, joins the conversation to discuss the lessons they've learned from Max which underscore the sanctity of all human life. (Part 2 of 2)

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Helping Hands

Do you ever wish you had an extra arm just to get through your day?  Even better is knowing you have the support of a friend. Author and mom Emily Colson shares what has helped her the most while raising a son with autism. Listen to the complete program here.

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The Unexpected Joys of Raising an Autistic Child (Part 1 of 2)

Dancing With Max

Emily Colson talks about the trials and triumphs she's experienced in raising her autistic son, Max. Her father, author Chuck Colson (now deceased), joins the conversation to discuss the lessons they've learned from Max which underscore the sanctity of all human life. (Part 1 of 2)

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Love Equals Time

Sometimes dads struggle to connect with their children.  Maybe you have a difficult career, or travel a lot.  Or maybe your family isn’t your top priority. Roland Warren offers this challenge to fathers. Listen to the full program here.

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Hope and Encouragement for Stepmoms

But I'm NOT a Wicked Stepmother!

This weekend, authors Kathi Lipp and Carol Boley share their experiences as stepmothers, offering humor, wisdom and hope to stepmoms and their families.

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Hope and Encouragement for Stepmoms (Part 2)

But I'm NOT a Wicked Stepmother!

Authors Kathi Lipp and Carol Boley share their experiences as stepmothers, offering humor, wisdom and hope to stepmoms and their families. (Part 2 of 2)

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Hope and Encouragement for Stepmoms (Part 1)

But I'm NOT a Wicked Stepmother!

Authors Kathi Lipp and Carol Boley share their experiences as stepmothers, offering humor, wisdom and hope to stepmoms and their families. (Part 1 of 2)

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Finding Peace in the Midst of Mommy Stress

Am I Messing Up My Kids?

This weekend, author Lysa TerKeurst offers hope and encouragement to moms who struggle with feelings of failure and guilt over their parenting mistakes. 

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My Adopted Son: A Single Woman's Story (Part 2 of 2)

Compact Disc

In a riveting story of hope and redemption, Carolyn Koons tells how she, as a single woman, felt led by God to adopt a young boy she encountered in a harsh children's prison during a mission trip to Mexico. (Part 2 of 2)

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God Changes Lives

Have your kids’ actions or attitudes ever driven you to despair? That’s how Carolyn Koons felt after an argument with her adopted son. Listen to the full program here.

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My Adopted Son: A Single Woman's Story (Part 1 of 2)

Compact Disc

In a riveting story of hope and redemption, Carolyn Koons tells how she, as a single woman, felt led by God to adopt a young boy she encountered in a harsh children's prison during a mission trip to Mexico. (Part 1 of 2)

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Finding Peace in the Midst of Mommy Stress (Part 2 of 2)

Am I Messing Up My Kids?

Author Lysa TerKeurst offers hope and encouragement to moms who struggle with feelings of failure and guilt over their parenting mistakes. (Part 2 of 2)

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Episode

Finding Peace in the Midst of Mommy Stress (Part 1 of 2)

Am I Messing Up My Kids?

Author Lysa TerKeurst offers hope and encouragement to moms who struggle with feelings of failure and guilt over their parenting mistakes. (Part 1 of 2)

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Finding God's Mercy When Life is Messy (Part 2 of 2)

Move On

Author Vicki Courtney encourages parents of prodigals to develop an authentic faith by allowing God to meet them in the midst of the emotional and relational challenges they face with their children. (Part 2 of 2)

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