Parenting

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Do Your Kids Know You Value Their Character?

Daniel P. Huerta

Do you encourage your kids to pursue achievements or to develop their character? Your parenting might be telling of which you value more

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Teach Kids How to Defend Their Faith

Natasha Crain

Gear up so you can help your kids to learn how to defend what they believe.

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How to Prepare Your Child for Middle School

Cynthia Tobias and Sue Acuña

Plan ahead and make adjustments to pave the way for a strong transition from elementary to middle school.

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10 Easy Ideas for a Better Back-to-School

various authors

Searching for ways to ease your children into the school year? Try these ideas for getting them accustomed to the routine

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To Spank or Not to Spank?

Daniel P. Huerta

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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Fostering Integrity In Your Child

Tony Evans

Who are your kids when you're not around?

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No More Overlooked Kids in a Blended Family

Diane Stark

Do your kids feel overlooked? Try these simple ways to give them one-on-one attention.

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Find Hope in Raising a Child with Disabilities

Tyler Sexton

Dr. Tyler Sexton speaks from experience. As a child born with cerebral palsy, he overcame incredible odds to become a medical doctor. Now he treats kids with special needs. Here’s his encouragement for parents.

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Initiative

Exploring Big Questions About God.

Whether from classmates, neighbors or the larger culture, our kids often hear difficult questions that pose a challenge to their faith.

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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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Initiative

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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