Parenting

Illustration of a dad remaining calm while surrounded by chaos

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Leading Your Family When Chaos Is the Norm

Daniel Darling

Sometimes it's hard to keep calm and be the dad.

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How to Talk With Your Kids About Racial Differences

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How to Talk With Your Kids About Racial Differences

Dr. Lainna Callentine

Dr. Lainna Callentine became aware at age six that her skin was a different color than other kids in class. Get her unique perspective on how we, as Christians, should talk to our kids about racial differences.

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A girl holds a phone to take a picture of herself while her friends chat in the background

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How to See Others In a Selfie World

Arlene Pellicane

Help your kids learn to focus on real-world relationships in a technology-driven culture.

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Mother talking with unhappy daughter on sofa

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Your Teens Need You, Not More Screen Time

Kathy Koch

Would you like more meaningful connection with your teens? Kathy Koch shares why it's important to spend face-to-face time with your teens, outside of screen time.

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Summer Adventure Kits

Focus on the Family Magazine

Are you looking for ways to spend time with your kids this summer, even as you both grow in faith and knowledge of the Bible?

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Mother sitting with daughter in her lap reading a picture book

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100+ Books to Read to Children

Sheila Seifert

Reading books to your children is a great parent-child activity, but do you know how to choose the right books to read to them?

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A dad helps his tween put money in a piggy bank.

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How to Teach Your Kids Better Money Practices

Chris Brown

Kids don’t automatically figure out how to succeed financially. Chris Brown, a speaker with Dave Ramsey, shares five tips for preparing your kids for success with their money.

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teenage girl making the bed

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Age-Appropriate Chores: How to Help Kids Be Responsible

Sheila Seifert

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 in your family.

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 Teen girl dressed in a store clerk apron and standing by a register in a gourmet food shop

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Preparing Your Teen for the Work World

Paul White

Helping your teens build a foundation for how to work well and to be better prepared for their future.

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The Opioid Epidemic—Think Your Family Is Immune?

Karl Benzio

Nope. No family is immune, and sadly, teens are one of the fastest growing segments of opioid abusers.

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3 Practical Principles for Disciplining With Grace

Karis Kimmel Murray

Seeking to parent our children the way God parents us can dramatically change the atmosphere of our home.

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7 Traits of Effective Parenting Assessment

Good parents aren’t perfect. And that’s okay. There’s no formula to follow, but there are ways you can grow every day. Focus on the Family’s 7 Traits of Effective Parenting Assessment gives parents an honest look at their unique strengths, plus some areas that could use a little help.

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What Pornography Does to Our Children

Daniel P. Huerta

We know viewing pornography is wrong, but do we understand just how damaging — literally — it is to our children?

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Healthy Sexuality: Sending the Right Message to Your Kids

Dannah Gresh

Start a healthy and ongoing conversation about your child's sexuality that will continue into the teen years.

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