Parenting

Father and son working together to paint siding on a house

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Manhood Is Not the Problem: Teach Your Sons to Be Men

Glenn Stanton

Teaching our boys to be men is not dangerous, and we fathers should not shrink from this essential task.

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How to Start the Conversation With Your Kids About Suicide

Mark A. Mayfield

Often teens struggle with putting words to their frustrations, fears, anxieties and sadness. Over time, those unprocessed feelings can lead to depression and even suicide. Is it time you had a conversation with your kids?

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Little girl in prayer with her eyes closed and hands folded on a Bible

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Leading Your Children to the Savior

Kelly J. Stigliano

Helping your children come to a saving faith in Christ requires leading by example and instructing them in God’s truth.

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Raising Daughters in God's Wisdom

Wynter Pitts

How have you instilled God’s wisdom in your girls’ lives? Raising our daughters in God’s wisdom takes intentional practice.

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Stay Connected When Your Teen Leaves for College

Cheryl Barker

An important parenting strategy is to maintain a connection to your teen, one that keeps her reassured of your love and interest in her life.

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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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 A young girl wholly into praying to God

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7 Ways Your Kids Can Connect With God

Christie Thomas

Many Christian parents assume that their way of connecting with God is the way their children should connect with Him. But your child may connect with God very differently than you.

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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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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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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

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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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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