School-Age Children

Boy reaching for an airplane that is flying high in the sky

Article

Raising Dream Chasers

Vance Fry

You can help your kids develop the fundamental character qualities they need to be successful.

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A pink pig, piggy bank sits by itself on a flat surface

Series

Money Lessons

Prepare kids financially through intentional steps that help them better understand the economics of money.

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Two young girls having a pillow fight

Article

Clear Expectations for Kids

various authors

Children need clear direction and consistent follow-through.

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Illustration of two women caught in parenthood comparisons.

Series

Kids and Comparison

Envy, discontentedness and entitlement may take root when kids compare themselves to others, instead of being grateful for who God made them to be and learning to use their own gifts and talents for His glory.

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Keeping Children's Sports Safe and Enjoyable

Article

Keeping Children's Sports Safe and Enjoyable

Phil Stiver

Here are some helpful suggestions for finding a balanced approach to children's sports.

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little girl eating veggies

Article

Healthy Eating Habits for Kids

Debby Kantorik

Help your kids establish healthy eating habits

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Boy working on a wood project

Series

KId Entrepreneurs

Are your kids creative and want to make money? Find out how you can encourage them to be entrepreneurs.

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girl on bike wearing a helmet

Article

Safety Tips

various authors

This might be a good time to consider teaching your children a few best practices for personal safety.

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Blaming and Tattling

How do you get kids to take responsibility for what goes wrong or help those in trouble, instead of pointing a finger of blame and telling on others?

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Young girl in front hallway putting on shoe and smiling

Article

Are you Ready to Go?

various authors

Learn new ways to help your kids take responsibility for getting ready to leave the house on time and with what they need to take with them.

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Article

Picking Up Their Things

various authors

Encouraging children to pick up their belongings and stow them away properly may be easier than you think.

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Article

What Boys Need to Learn to Become Good Men

Rick Johnson

What does a boy really need to become a man?

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Illustration of a child holding a bat at home plate while the parents look on

Article

Four Sports Lessons . . . That You Don't Want Your Kids to Learn

David King and Margot Starbuck

Sometimes all the lessons kids learn through sports aren't positive. Here are some tips to help you avoid the negative lessons. 

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Article

Responsibility Training

various authors

Uncover a number of ways to teach children responsibility! These ideas come from parents and experts like you.

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Four kids in school with backpacks giving the thumbs-up sign

Article

‘Did You Make Any Friends Today?’

Karen Gauvreau

Does your tween struggle to become comfortable socially? Read about ways to help your children overcome social awkwardness.

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Girls trying on sunglasses in store

Article

‘But All My Friends Have One'

Ann Vande Zande

Helping tweens gain perspective on unhealthy comparisons.

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illustration of a boy and girl with upraised hands as if to ward off something

Article

Are You Protecting Your Kids From Reality or Preparing Them for Life?

Tim Elmore

Don't get caught in bubble parenting! Give your kids the freedom to fight and fail and find their way through life.

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parents praising child

Article

Constructive Praise

John Townsend

Help your kids grow in confidence and resilience through healthy patterns of praise. 

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Girl smiling and leaning from in back of a boy who is also smiling

Article

Boy-Girl Friendships

Wendy Buckler

Even if dating is years off, it's never too early to teach our children how to communicate and interact with members of the opposite sex. 

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Two boys, good pals, sitting and enjoying the day

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Manners and Making Friends

Donna Jones

Help your child learn the necessary traits for developing friendships.

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When They Wake Up Wet

Shannon Medisky

Does your child still wet the bed? Here are some tips for helping you and your kid get through these nightly inconveniences.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

Episode

Chores and Character

When it comes to chores around the house, it’s easy to see them as nothing more than a simple means of  distributing a workload.  Well, I’d encourage you to think of them a bit more deeply.  I believe chores can help develop your child’s character.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

Episode

Simple Self-Image

It’s a wonderful thing for children to grow up with a healthy sense of their own worth.  But, where does a young boy or girl go to get such a view of themselves.  And, what role do we as parents play?

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