Parenting Roles

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The New Reality of Motherhood

Kasey Johnson

Learn how to gain a new perspective so you can embrace motherhood . . . after real life has clouded your dream of being the perfect mom.

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Practical Advice for Grandparents (Part 2 of 2)

Jerry and Judy Schreur discuss ideas from their book Creative Grandparenting to encourage grandparents to take an active role in the lives of their grandchildren and leave a generational legacy. (Part 2 of 2)

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Stressed mother tied up in easy chair with a string while two small boys engage in sword play over her head.

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Stress Busters for Moms

Arlene Pellicane

Here are five things you can do today as a mom to rein in the chaos you may be feeling in the midst of family life.

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Practical Advice for Grandparents (Part 1 of 2)

Jerry and Judy Schreur discuss ideas from their book Creative Grandparenting to encourage grandparents to take an active role in the lives of their grandchildren and leave a generational legacy. (Part 1 of 2)

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Modeling Respectful Speech

Michael Ridgeway

Much of our kids’ attitudes come from watching Dad. Want kids to respect Mom? Model respect for them.

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Father squatting near baby sleeping in a crib with his head in his hand. He is listening to a radio sitting on a dresser top.

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An Unprepared Dad

Thomas Jeffries

One young father found hope on the radio—and turned this inspiration into a lifetime of ministry to at-risk youth.

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Missions to Manhood

Jonathan Catherman

Fathers can be purposeful in raising their sons to be good men.

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Be the Dad

Carey Casey

Do you confront your kids when they're not thinking clearly? Sometimes they will need you to intervene and help them deal with issues.

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From Helicopter Parent to Lighthouse Parent

Tim Elmore

Are you doing a better job of protecting your kids from the world instead of preparing them to live in it? Don't view their struggles as a negative. Instead, help them take appropriate risks now so they learn how to trust God and lean on Him as they mature.

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Unsung Heroes

One of the most important aspects of fatherhood is “being there” for your children.  That’s a lesson many men still need to learn.

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Moment to Hold On To

Every father I meet has the same goal: they want to be a good dad.  But how do you know when you’ve become one?  Parenting can be tough, and it isn’t always easy to tell whether or not you’re doing a good job.

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Little Mimic

On the pathway to adulthood, your child looks to you as a model. Author and researcher Dr. Kara Powell shares with Jim Daly a moment when that parenting truth stood out. Listen to the full program here.

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Finding Your Identity as a Mom

In a discussion based on her book Surprised by Motherhood, Lisa-Jo Baker tells her touching story of how God changed her heart about becoming a mom after she had vowed to never have children.

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Break Up With Yourself

If you’re a parent who feels torn between the things you want to do and the things you need to do for your children, here’s an idea to help make it all a little easier: Break up with yourself.

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Motherhood as Crucible

Crucibles create something new by subjecting elements to high temperatures. According to author and mom Lisa Jo Baker, motherhood is a crucible. Listen to the full program here.

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Finding Your Identity as a Mom (Part 2 of 2)

In a discussion based on her book Surprised by Motherhood, Lisa-Jo Baker tells her touching story of how God changed her heart about becoming a mom after she had vowed to never have children. (Part 2 of 2) 

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Just a Mom

Moms, do you have an identity problem?  Do you introduce yourself as just a mom?  Ladies, with motherhood, you’re never “just a mom.”  You’re more like a superhero.

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Supermom

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s … Supermom?  Author and mom of 3, Lisa-Jo Baker believes all moms are superheroes. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Finding Your Identity as a Mom (Part 1 of 2)

In a discussion based on her book Surprised by Motherhood, Lisa-Jo Baker tells her touching story of how God changed her heart about becoming a mom after she had vowed to never have children. (Part 1 of 2) 

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Focus on the Family Weekend

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Enjoying the Ups and Downs of Motherhood

This weekend, author Melanie Shankle shares her story of the accompanying blessings, transitions and challenges of becoming a mom, and encourages new mothers to find joy in the everyday moments. 

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Learning Through Action

Parenting is all about helping our children develop the character they’ll need to live life well.  To do that, don’t just tell them what to do, teach them through action.

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Connecting With Your Grandchildren

Author Cheri Fuller offers grandparents practical suggestions from her book Connect With Your Grandkids: Fun Ways to Bridge the Miles.

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Building Bridges With Your Adult Child

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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Best Place to Raise Kids

How would you like to have your family live in one of the best locations in the country? The good news is you don’t have to move to do it.

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