Spiritual Growth for Kids

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Character Development: Compassion

Teaching kids to show compassion to others may not be as hard as you think.

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Character Development: Kindness

Kindness is an important ingredient in family life. It's part of the fruit of the Spirit, and it has the ability to soften hearts.

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Character Development: Hope

How important is hope? In a culture without hope, it can be all important. Here is what your children need to know.

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Valuing Life

Whether kids are in preschool or high school, you can help them to understand that every person is valuable and created in the image of God. 

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Character Development: Respect

What can you teach kids, and what do they have to learn themselves? You may be surprised when it comes to their learning to be respectful.

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The Trinity

Are you looking for a way to help your kids to learn about each Person of the Trinity? Get faith insights from each of these three articles.

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Compassion for the Homeless

Alexandra Kuykendall

When your tweens ask about the homeless, do you know how to respond? Read about ways to engage your tweens’ growing sense of observation and justice.

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Faith Questions

Be prepared to answer the odd questions about faith from young children and the deeper questions from older children.

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Heaven

When kids ask about heaven, here are some things you can tell them.

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Rest

Sometimes rest is the only thing that families leave out of their busy schedules. Maybe it's time to put it back in.

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Teaching Kids Self-Control

Todd Cartmell

Five ways to nurture restraint in your children so they can develop self discipline.

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Helping Your Kids Develop Humility

Pat Williams

Teach kids the importance of recognizing what it means to be genuinely humble.

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Hospitality

Hospitality is an amazing social gift that kids can learn through training, even if they don't naturally have this gift. Here's how.

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Hearts of Worship

Learn how Chris Tomlin and others are encouraging kids to worship God from authentic hearts of faith. 

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Fruit of the Spirit

Teach your children, no matter their ages, the basics regarding what the Spirit's fruit is and how to walk in love, joy and peace.

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Creating Spiritual Rites of Passage for Your Children

Radio host and author Jim Burns draws upon his years of parenting experience and work with young people to provide parents with some creative and simple spiritual rites of passage for their kids.

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What Will You Do? Scenarios

Jeanne Gowen Dennis

How will your children respond when confronted by a moral dilemma? Prepare them before they are.

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Empowering Your Children to be Bold in Their Faith

Two parents and their children discuss their family's journey of faith and offer encouragement to listeners who want their own children to be bold witnesses for Jesus Christ.

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Faith

We want our kids to have it and grow in it, but first they need to know what it is.

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Kids of Courage

Help kids understand that doing what is right frees them from the chains of disobedience and allows them to soar in their pursuit of God and the abundant life He promises.

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Peacemaking Kids

Train kids how to be peacemakers amid conflict and tensions.

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Gratitude

Kids can be trained to show thankfulness, even as the Holy Spirit works within them to help them develop hearts of gratitude. 

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Fostering Integrity In Your Child

Tony Evans

Who are your kids when you're not around?

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Tragedies and Disasters

Talk to your children about what is happening in the world around them, but only at an age appropriate level.

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