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Carol Cuppy

Carol Cuppy

Carol Cuppy is a content producer for Focus on the Family.

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Why Do Teens Commit Suicide?

An in-depth look at what factors may cause a teen to commit suicide.

Helping Teens With Anxiety

Here are several ways to help our teens change their anxious thinking habits and lead them toward a healthier mindset.

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15 Creative Activities To Do With Kids

There are many creative activities to do with your kids that can bring laughter and a sweet time of bonding. Here are fifteen creative ideas to get you started.

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Why Parents Need Funny Parenting Memes

There is an adage that says, “Laughter is the best medicine.” Parents need moments of laughter to revive weary spirits and put things back into perspective. One of the places that parents can get laughter is through funny parenting memes.

Mom teaching son life skills, such as how to ride a bike

25 Things I Want My Kids to Know

There are hundreds of things to teach our kids during their lifetime. Here are just twenty-five things that I want my kids to know. What would be on your list?

Mom Talking to Son about Marital affair

How to Talk to Kids About Divorce and Marital Affairs

A marital affair can be devastating to a family. There is no one easy answer for talking to your kids, as every child and situation is different. If you are facing this situation in your family, here are seven tips for talking to your kids after any sort of marital crisis has occurred.

Kids with self-confidence running and playing

6 Ways to Develop Self-Confidence and Positive Self-Image in Children

These six steps can help you to build self-confidence and a positive self-image in your children.

Parents trying to recover from burnout during the toddler stage, while toddler children jump on couch.

7 Tips For How To Recover From Toddler Stage Burnout

There is no getting around it: Bringing up a toddler requires a seemingly limitless supply of time and energy. Here are seven ways to fight burnout when you have a busy toddler in the house.

Family biking and getting exercise together

We Are Created to Move: 5 Fun Exercises for Kids

God intentionally created our bodies to move! Here are some fun ways you and your kids can get some exercise together.

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10 Ways To Raise Kids To Be Contributors

Here are 10 ways to raise your kids as contributors to the world around them and to make a difference in the lives of others.

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Hang In There, Parents!

2020 was a challenging year for all of you parents out there. But look at all of the obstacles you’ve bravely overcome.

Mom and Daughter Writing Memoir Together to Leave as a Family Legacy

Your Story Matters: How to Write a Memoir That Leaves a Family Legacy

Every person has a story – and that story matters! Sharing our stories with our families and others around us can be a powerful way to share our faith and encourage others in their own lives.

Foster Family

7 Ways Your Family Can Support an Adoptive or Foster Family

Families who have fostered or adopted a child need the love and support of other families in the community around them. It’s critical to support these foster and adoptive families for the family to succeed and thrive in the faces of these new joys and challenges. Here are 7 ways to support a foster or adoptive family in your community.

Child holding bowl repaired by kintsugi

Beauty in the Brokenness: How God Restores Our Hearts

Kintsugi is the art of repairing something that has been broken with gold, with the understanding that the object is more beautiful because it has been broken. Like the art of kintsugi, God repairs the brokenness in our lives and makes us more beautiful through the process.

Family Hiking in the mountains with no expectations

Expecting the Unexpected: Living With Expectancy Rather Than Expectations

Creating expectations of how life should go can open our hearts up to disappointment. However, if we live with anticipation and expectancy of what is to come, and what God is doing in our lives, we can experience greater joy in the journey.

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Raising a Child of the King: Worth and Identity as Children of God

We need to raise children that are aware of God’s love for them and who want to serve Him. As parents, we need to daily challenge them to grow and start out on the journey to spiritual maturity.

School choice and types of schools have an impact on your child's education

School Choice for Parents

The school choice that we make for our children can have a significant impact on their desire to learn, as well as, having an impact on their future personal growth and success.

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Steadfast Love: The Differences Between Boys and Girls

Knowing how your son or daughter best receives your love and demonstrates it to others will help him or her be secure in the knowledge that he or she is precious in your eyes.

Breaking the Cycle of Absent Fathers

Breaking the Cycle of Absent Fathers

You don’t have to make the same choices in life that your father did. You can use your life story as a springboard to another path. You can choose how to write the next chapters in your story. Make the choice for the cycle of absent fathers to end with you.

Father who is leaving for a trip kneeling down to hug his young daughter while mom looks on.

Why Did My Dad Leave Me?

While you may never know the reason that your father left you, there is one thing you can be absolutely sure of: You have a Heavenly Father who loves you and will never leave you or forsake you.

Mom and Daughter Spending Time Together

Kids Desire Our Presence, Not Our Perfection

Years from now, your kids won’t remember if you had all the dishes done or if you contributed to every bake sale. But they will remember the times you spent together and how it brought joy to their heart.

Family Dancing in Living Room

Perfectly Imperfect: Being the Mom God Created You to Be

The world may tell us that we need to live up to certain expectations of perfection. God’s expectations look entirely different. It’s important that, as mothers, we focus on His ideals of perfection in our lives, and not the world’s. Focusing on Him can bring us peace and direction as we mother our children.

Dad taking a mental health break

Turtle Time: Mental Health Breaks During Coronavirus

Be aware of your own feelings. Notice when you are annoyed or overwhelmed and are becoming angry. Once you are aware, choose to take a break and deal with your emotions before you try to deal with your child’s emotions.

Showing Love to Neighbors

10 Ways Your Family Can Show Love to Neighbors During Coronavirus

Check in regularly with your neighbors to make sure they are doing well and see if they need any assistance. Be a willing listener to their stories; sometimes they might not have anyone else to talk to.

Anxiety in Parenting

Overcoming Anxiety in Parenting

Overcoming anxiety is something that we as parents must be intentional about. We must be purposeful in practicing how to focus on the present rather than uncertainty about the future.

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50 Games and Activities to Do With Your Kids

Playing games and doing activities with our kids is a fantastic opportunity to connect with them.

Happy family of mom, dad, and two young daughters having dinner together

50 Questions to Ask Your Kids at the Dinner Table

Having conversations with our kids is critical for building a solid foundation of trust, demonstrating steadfast love, and teaching them how to grow as a young person. These 50 questions to ask your kids are a great starting point for conversations around the dinner table.

Child listening and learning through headphones

The Importance of Auditory Learning

Kids do not need to be auditory learners in order to benefit from this learning style. In fact, most kids tend to absorb knowledge in a variety of different ways. Weaving auditory learning into our kids’ learning is an excellent way to help them grow and thrive.

Keeping Your Kids Healthy Year Round

Washing your hands early and often, along with these other practical tips, will help prevent the spread of illness, and will help keep your family healthy.

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Protecting Our Kids from Harmful Entertainment

One way to protect our kids from watching harmful things is to restrict which shows are watched by using parental controls on content streaming services. Here is a list of the top 5 streaming services and how to set up parental controls on each.

Reading to Child

5 Positive Effects Reading Has on Child Development

There are few things better than cuddling up with your child and a good book.

Power outlet on fire

The Outlet Challenge – Kids and Dangerous Social Media Challenges

Parents need to be aware of dangerous social media challenges – such as the new Outlet Challenge – and should take steps to minimize the impact on their kids.

Defenses keep the castle safe.

Keeping the Castle Safe: Home Network Protection & Your Kids

Criminals no longer need to break down the front door and walk into your house to have access to your bank accounts, medical records, even your family photos. They merely need to gain access to your technology. If your castle is not properly defended, these enemies can break in and conquer your kingdom in the blink of an eye.

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Newest Release - Episode 5: It’s Going to be Amazing!

After a couple has chosen life, hear the heartwarming stories of children that culture would have cast aside, yet are making tremendous impacts in their communities. Whether the diagnosis was adverse or the circumstances were difficult, these stories will inspire you to come along side of families who have chosen life!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!

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Newest Release - Episode 4: Sometimes the Choice is Hard

Hear real life stories of parents who have made the decision to choose life even though the circumstances were overwhelming. You’ll see why “ALL” life is precious to God and why choosing life is always the right decision!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!

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Newest Release - Episode 6: Families Helping Families!

So, after all you’ve seen through the SeeLife ‘21 Episodic journey; what can you do now? We’ll share how you can partner with some amazing organizations that are making significant impacts in the pro-life movement! You want to Celebrate Life!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!

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Newest Release - Episode 3: The Power of a Picture

Have you ever wondered what a baby looked like in the womb? With today’s technology, Moms and Dads can see the baby’s heartbeat, facial expressions, and movements! You’ll find out why more women choose life once they hear their baby’s heartbeat and realize it’s a real living human!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!

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Newest Release - Episode 2: Heroes Providing Hope

Discover the amazing work our PRC’s Directors, Nurses, and Volunteers are making in their communities! You’ll see firsthand testimonies of a PRC in action, and that there are other options outside of abortions! You’ll also discover how your family can support your local PRC!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!

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Newest Release - Episode 1: The Truth About Life!

In this episode, we will tackle tough questions like, “When does life begin?” and “What does the Bible
say about Life?” You’ll discover and understand the stages of pre-born life and that babies are more than
just a clump of cells!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!