Parenting Challenges

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Shining a Positive Light on Down Syndrome

Robert Hendershot discusses the amazing impact individuals with Down syndrome can have upon the world as he highlights the inspiring story of his son Trevor, a young man with Down syndrome who is a team store greeter for the Los Angeles Angels and the Anaheim Ducks.

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Article

Tween Attraction

various authors

Get ideas for how to parent your kids when they find that they are attracted to someone of the opposite sex.

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Article

Talking With Tweens About Marijuana

Sarah Hilgendorf

Help get kids thinking critically about why avoiding marijuana and other drugs is a smart, healthy choice. The goal is to avoid scare tactics while still sharing facts.



 

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A girl and boy holding hands

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Boy-Girl Attraction

Attraction between boys and girls is often innocent, but kids need to know how to respond appropriately to the opposite sex.

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Trusting God Through an Adverse Diagnosis in Pregnancy

Brandon and Brittany Buell offer hope to expectant and new parents of disabled children as they share their moving story of raising their toddler son, Jaxon, who was born with part of his skull and most of his brain missing as a result of a rare medical condition.

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Article

Work: The Payoff Beyond the Paycheck

Joshua Becker

We work hard to provide for our families and to model a strong work ethic. Our kids see our dedication, but do they know what we're working for?

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Mother reading to her two children

Series

Time for Bed

Get fresh ideas for how to get your children to go to bed and stay there until they fall asleep.

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Series

Life Skills

Your goal is to help your child become an independent adult. To do that, you child needs to learn a few important life skills.

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Young boy eating breakfast, gripping his knife and fork in this fists

Article

End Mealtime Chaos

various authors

With a little insight, you, too, can have a positive mealtime experience with your kids. Find new ideas for how you can teach table manners to kids,

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Article

Do Your Kids Have a Right to Privacy?

Greg Smalley

What are their rights vs. your responsibility?

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Helping Your Child Deal With Bullies

Best-selling author Nancy Rue, who has written extensively about the subject of bullying, offers hope and practical suggestions to parents who are seeking to prevent their child from being bullied.

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When Your Child Struggles With Their Sexual Identity (Part 2 of 2)

Ann Mobley offers guidance and encouragement to parents who are struggling with their child's homosexuality. (Part 2 of 2)

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When Your Child Struggles With Their Sexual Identity (Part 1 of 2)

Ann Mobley offers guidance and encouragement to parents who are struggling with their child's homosexuality. (Part 1 of 2)

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Illustration of a child and an adult on either side of a teeter totter with healthy foods in their arms

Series

Healthy Bodies

Do you know what your kids need to be healthy? It starts with water and continues with healthy fats, which is a part of good nutrition for your children. 

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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.

Article

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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Parenting Your Teens When Times are Tough

Dr. Greg Smalley offers encouragement to parents who are struggling with the challenges of raising teens.

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Parents doing the dishes with two girls peeking over the cupboard at their parents

Article

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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When Mom Friendships Are Hard

Authors Jill Savage and Anne McClane offer advice on overcoming common challenges that moms often face in their relationships with other moms.

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Article

The Sunday Morning Dilemma

Mary Tutterow

By remaining in community, those of us with kids who have special needs can inspire others.

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Special Needs Children: How the Church Can Help (Part 2 of 2)

Pastor Lon and Mrs. Brenda Solomon describe how God has sustained them through the emotional and spiritual challenges they've faced in raising their disabled daughter, and encourage listeners to embrace and support families with special needs children. (Part 2 of 2)

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Special Needs Children: How the Church Can Help (Part 1 of 2)

Pastor Lon and Mrs. Brenda Solomon describe how God has sustained them through the emotional and spiritual challenges they've faced in raising their disabled daughter, and encourage listeners to embrace and support families with special needs children. (Part 1 of 2)

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Angie and Todd Smith holding their newborn baby

Article

Two-and-a-Half Hours With Audrey

Pam Woody

Celebrating life in the shadow of death

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A sonogram of a child in the womb

Article

Facing the Truth

Tricia Goyer

How do you tell your kids about a painful decision from your past?

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