Parenting

Young girl makes a face and rolls her eyes as mother warns in the background

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How to Speak to Your Children When They Misbehave

Amber Lia and Wendy Speake

Effective parenting scripts to employ when responding to your child's misbehavior

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Fun Ways for Your Family to Practice Praise

Jean Thomason

Practice praising God as a family, and it will change the way you deal with circumstances and lighten the atmosphere in your home.

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Parent and child are cooking and the child is very messy.

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Are You a Bad Parent — Or Is That the Wrong Question?

Tim Hawkins

Are you a bad parent? Tim Hawkins weighs in and humorously dances around that question until he comes to a realization about parenting.

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Around the world in 66 days!

Take an epic journey around the world with your whole family, learning more about the people living in 33 different countries, on six continents. Download the free "World Explorers" adventure kit. Inside, you'll find a poster-sized map, travel guide for parents and children, and a passport that kids can complete on your family's journey around the globe.

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Tween and Teen Development

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Tween and Teen Development

Dr. Meg Meeker

Tweens and teens experience many physical and emotional changes that can be confusing for parents. Dr. Meg Meeker explains those changes and offers tips for parents to respond effectively so their sons and daughters can thrive during their teenage years.

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A Declaration for Life

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A Pro-Life Declaration for Kids and Teens

Focus on the Family

Are you looking for ways to help your kids or teens understand the value of a human life? Get kid- and teen-friendly declarations.

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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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To Spank or Not to Spank?

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

It’s one of the most common parenting questions, especially for young parents. The topic charges emotions and often sparks controversy. The problem is, there’s not an easy answer.

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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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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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What Pornography Does to Our Children

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

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

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