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child crying

Article

Parenting a Constant Crier

Dr. Meg Meeker

Guide your child toward healthier responses to everyday challenges

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Focus on the Family Commentary

Episode

Straight From the Monkey's Mouth

Have you ever wondered how to encourage your toddler's independence without feeling like you're abandoning him or her? Believe it or not, orangutans can teach you a valuable lesson in this area of parenting.

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Little boy holding a can with a cord to his ear and listening

Article

Getting Kids to Listen

various authors

Find little ways to encourage your children to listen and obey.

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Little girl with painted fingernails and wearing a little gold crown, laughing

Series

Your Princess

Help train your princess daughter to be royalty on the inside and not over-concentrate on the gowns, beauty and power.

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Little girl dressed as a princess

Article

Building Character in Your Princess

various authors

Without parental guidance, our daughters may only notice the external beauty of princesses in books and movies, and not the valuable character qualities that will make them true leaders.

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Illustration of a dad holding his infant daughter and gazing into her face in the middle of the night

Article

Love at Its Best for New Dads

David Fox

Congratulations, you're a father! The secret to loving a newborn is setting aside your personal desires and meeting your child's needs.

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Mom holds a child as she is on the phone and using a computer while Dad holds another child about a year older

Article

Baby Bunching

Monica Schleicher

Enjoy the happy chaos of raising children who are close together in age. 

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Little girl kneeling on floor pouring water from a tea pot into tea cups.

Series

Toddler Behavior

With patience and kindness, you can help your toddlers learn what is appropriate behavior.

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Three toddlers sit side-by-side in front of a pile of toys. One tries to take a toy airplane from the middle child.

Article

Shaping Toddler Behavior

various authors

Set the expectation for children so they have a greater awareness of their surroundings, and oftentimes, the needs of others.

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Three-year-old girl sitting at a table slurping spaghetti

Article

Routines for Your Kids

Jonathan Bradley

Creating and maintaining a routine can help you meet the needs of every member of your family.

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Group of young children playing together

Article

Sharing Toys

various authors

Encourage your children to share their belongings with others.

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A toddler playing with the toilet paper in the bathroom

Series

Toddler Home Safety

Toddlers are active and excited all the time. Here are some ideas for keeping these little ones safe as they explore.

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Little girl hugging a Teddy bear

Series

Toddler Transitions

Find out how other parents have successfully helped their young children during the moving process, to change activities and with the transition from the security of personal items.  

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Giving Your Preschooler a Good Foundation

Counselor and author Tim Sanford offers encouragement and advice to parents of preschoolers who feel a great deal of pressure and stress about ensuring their child's future success. Focus on the Family broadcast producer Eva Daniel joins the conversation and shares her own insights as a parent in the midst of the preschool years.

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Older sister pulling box with her younger sister inside

Article

Moving With Young Kids

Early Years Authors

Practical tips for moving with little ones and making the transition easier for them.

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Group of young children playing together

Series

Kind Youngsters

From concept to actions, young children can learn what it means to be kind and share with others, even when other children are rude to them.

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A toddler playing with the toilet paper in the bathroom

Article

Toddler- and Baby-Proofing

various authors

Are your little ones getting into everything? Here are a couple of ideas to help you safely get your toddlers through this active stage of exploration.

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Boy on playground looking sad

Article

Helping Your Child Respond to Rudeness

Emily Downs

Teaching children to respond with kindness even when others are bothersome.

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Grandmother holding baby girl

Series

God's Little Helpers

You might be surprised at how often God uses infants and toddlers to minister to those who no one else can.

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Family with young children sitting together and reading a children's Bible

Series

Prayer Time

When you take the time to pray for your young children — their present and their future — you model prayer and encourage a godly life.

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A mom and her daughter are sitting on the floor and reading a book together.

Article

Pray With Young Children

various authors

Read the suggestions of parents like you who have found ways to help encourage their children's developing prayer life.

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Toddler boy holding an open Bible, smiling up at camera

Article

Spark a Love for God

MIchele Castillo and Nancy I. Sanders

Try these simple ways to nurture the faith of your toddler.

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Grandmother holding baby girl

Article

How God Uses Young Children

Lyn Johnson

Never underestimate how God can use the hard times with young children to minister to others.

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