Your Child's Emotions

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Help Your Kids Deal With Rejection

Lysa TerKeurst

Does your heart ache when your children are rejected by others? Read about four perspectives that can help them work through painful rebuffs.



 

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How Does Your Child Relate to Others?

Milan Yerkovich and Kay Yerkovich

By understanding your children's "love style," you can help your kids develop healthy emotional connections with others.

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Kids Who Worry

Leslie Ludy

When you help your kids ask the right questions, you give them a tool to overcome worry and grow in empathy.

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'I'm so Mad!'

Gary Chapman

Helping children develop healthy ways to think through and talk about their anger.

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Living Less Lonely

Erin Davis

Help kids see the importance of interacting with people, not just screens, and understand the value of solitude so they can live less lonely as they mature.

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Pre-teen girl smiling at the camera, looking at peace

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Helping Kids Accept and Enjoy Who They Are

Laurie Wallin

Do your tweens struggle to understand and appreciate their identity? Help them grow in the confidence of who they are by being their sounding board instead of their boss, as they sort through, discover and learn to appreciate their own unique identity.

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Redirecting a Child’s Mistakes

How do you respond when your child makes a mistake?  Did you know that your response could be the difference between your child exploring their gifts or hiding from them?

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Not Defined By Failure

An important way to teach children how to succeed is by teaching them how to fail. Some parents try to help their sons and daughters succeed by rescuing them from failure. But that’s actually harmful.

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Son Overly Attached to Mother

If you and your husband have a young son, and you’re worried that he’s a bit *too attached* to mom, today’s thoughts are for you. You’ll be happy to know that, for most boys, this is just a phase.

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Shy Children 2

Yesterday, we discussed the shy child’s personality and their need for understanding. Today, let’s talk about how to help your child learn to manage their shyness. With some patience and encouragement, parents can help children develop confidence in social settings.

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Shy Children 1

Is your child shy? It can be a challenge to see them so uncomfortable in social situations. But there are ways you can help.

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Happy is Not the Goal

In today’s culture, happiness is the ultimate goal — even in our families.  But Dr. Kevin Leman disagrees. Listen to the Full program here.

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Your Child's Love Language

Heidi Krumenauer

Children express and receive love in different ways — some through acts of service; others through affirming words; still others through gifts, quality time or physical touch. Each of these expressions of love represents a different 'language.'

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Living in a Stepfamily

Ron Deal

Teens with a stepmom or stepdad will learn how to manage the emotions surrounding a new stepfamily and how to adjust to having a stepparent and stepsiblings.

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When Children Become Angry

Learn more about the different forms of anger, what they indicate and how a parent can deal with each type.

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How to Help Your Child Grieve

Tips to help your children through the grieving process.

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Emotional Development

This is a guide to strengthen emotional development for your infant or child.

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Stress at Home

Archibald D. Hart

Dr. Archibald Hart answers how stress at home and parents' attitudes affect their children.

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Childhood Fears

Your child may need your help to overcome her childhood fears.

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