Parenting

Illustration of a young boy kneeling at the entrance to the throne room where God sits

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Do Your Children Know How to Draw Closer to God Through Prayer?

Dr. David Ireland

Unanswered questions about prayer may cause kids to have misconceptions. We can help correct those misunderstandings as we teach our kids how to draw closer to God through prayer.

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How to Help Your Kids With Their Turbulent Emotions

Levi Lusko

Parents can empower their kids to win their struggle against their own negative emotions.

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Ways You Can Become a Better New Dad

Bob Smiley

Enjoy humorous tips about how you can become a better first-time dad.

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A family praying in a tree house

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Building Family Identity

Jim Burns

Families who nurture shared time, traditions and values create a sense of belonging that helps kids thrive.

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How to Raise Kids Who Love Reading

Meghan Cox Gurdon

Do your kids like to read? Get them excited for books by making your home a place where books are treasured.

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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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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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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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