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.
Boundaries & Limits
Discussing boundaries and limits with your adult children will contribute to the good health of your relationship and minimize conflicts in the home.
We must be aware of what our kids are watching online and how it may impact them, especially in the case of the recent TikTok suicide video that has gone viral.
Make each day count with your kids. Every action you take can contribute to your child’s mental health.
As our children grow through different stages of their life, there are many things we can do as parents to encourage positive social and behavioral development.
The purpose for having a phone contract is to make sure everyone in the family is on the same page and in agreement with cell phone expectations. The goals are to encourage relationship, conversation, and responsibility with and without devices. “Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.” – …
The 7 Traits of Effective Parenting is a simple framework of seven powerful traits that will help you grow in your parenting journey, and be the most effective parent you can be.
Rules are important, but connecting with your teen is essential.
Sibling conflict is unavoidable. It’s just part of life with young humans whose “life-giving skills are still developing,” Cartmell explains. But that conflict can have benefits.
Focus on the Family has created Alive to Thrive to provide help and hope for parents and others who interact regularly with young people. This free resource provides practical suggestions for preventing and responding to suicidal thoughts and actions.