Parenting

Illustration of a father and mother in a child's nursery. The mother is lifting the baby from his crib and she looks uncertain.

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Parenting: Take This Job and Love It

Arlene Pellicane

Five simple tips will help you thrive as a parent. 

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Two brothers butting heads with angry facial expressions

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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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Illustration of a father, mother, son and daughter eating a passover seder meal.

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Holy Week and Easter Activities for the Whole Family

various authors

Simple ways to celebrate Easter with your kids

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Natalie and her family: Bernie, Sadie and twins Gracie (wearing eyeglasses) and Bella

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Natalie Grant: Music and Motherhood

Andrea Osmun

Christian music artist Natalie Grant opens up about music, mothering and how God changed her plans for a family.

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Teen girl on a motionless bicycle, smiling up at a teen boy who is holding a skateboard

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Is Your Daughter Ready to Date?

Corrie Cutrer

Do you want your daughter someday to marry the “right” person for her? Set her on the road now to make healthy choices later.

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Raising Socially Competent Kids

Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane

Want to give your kids a step up in the world? Help them improve their social skills.

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family kids getting ready for home school

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Giving Kids a Voice in Their Home-School Experience

Debra Bell

Recess! Report cards! (And other basic human rights)! Give your kids a place to voice their needs in the home-school experience.

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Do Your Teens Know That Grace Is Enough?

Max Lucado

Do good, and you'll be OK. Do more, and you'll be saved. That's what many teens think, but it's not what God wants them to know.

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Child sitting on the floor.

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The Biblical Approach to Spanking

Chip Ingram

One of our top 25 most-viewed parenting articles: "The Biblical Approach to Spanking." Regardless of the method, the Bible's word on discipline clearly demands that parents be responsible and diligent.

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Illustration of a little girl unhappily surrendering a digital tablet to her mother

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Why Kids Need Mean Moms

Joanne Kraft

One of our top 25 most-viewed parenting articles: "Why Kids Need Mean Moms." Give kids the tough love they need so they’ll develop into independent adults.

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teenage girl making the bed

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Age-Appropriate Chores

Sheila Seifert

One of our top 25 most-viewed parenting articles: "Age-Appropriate Chores." Do you know which chores your child can do? You may be surprised at how capable your kids are and what they can do to help out.

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Two children look at a computer in shock

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When Children View Pornography

Rob Jackson

One of our top 25 most-viewed parenting articles: "When Children View Pornography." Today's child lives in a culture where hard-core pornography abounds.

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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.

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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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An older child with her hands thrown out and looking into a golden sunrise behind golden trees

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Planting Seeds of Biblical Truth Devotions

Focus on the Family Magazine

A much-loved download for busy parents: Get 52 weeks of family devotions free — faith-affirming biblical principles that will help you encourage your children to build lasting, thriving faith in God.

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