Relationships

An older woman side-hugging a child

Series

Linking the Generations

Kids need relationship with the elderly as much as the elderly need to interact with them. Here are some ways to connect these two generations.

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Illustration of an elderly woman in a wheel chair throwing a shoe at a mother and her son.

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Valuing the Elderly

Cindy M. Jones

Teach your children that everyone deserves to be affirmed, valued and appreciated

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Grandfather watching as his grandson tosses a football

Article

Involving Grandparents in Your Kids' Lives

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

Together with your kids' grandparents, talk about how they might support your role as a parent and how they can be involved with your kids' lives.

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Sketch of Hosanna in a hospital bed with Autumn at her bedside

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From Pen Pals to Friends

Thomas Jeffries

Two girls formed a bond that spanned the miles — a bond that knew no bounds when one girl fell ill. Their friendship, a connection started through Clubhouse’s pen pal program, became a godsend for their families when crisis hit.

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A son is in front, smiling at the camera, while Mom and Dad are in the distance.

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Seeing the Man in Your Son

Emerson Eggerichs

What growing boys need from their moms can be summed up in one word: respect.

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Daughter and Dad looking at each other, smiling

Series

Dad Time

Your kids are important to you. Here are ways to show them that you like them and care about them.

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Illustration of a happy little girl hugging her book; her dad is in background serving breakfast

Article

Do Your Kids Know You Love Them?

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

Thinking of your children as masterpieces created by God doesn't help them until you share those insights with them.

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Family Fun and Faith

Do these fun and faith-filled activities with your kids to help you grow closer together as a family!

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Photo collage of southwestern highway with large cow face staring into camera; armadillo crossing road; various road signs indicating hazards

Article

Games and Activities for Road Trips

various authors

Are you looking for new games to play and activities to do on your next road trip? Look no further. We've compiled a number of games and activities that work well in the car. 

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

The Power of Moms in Community

Authors Jill Savage and Anne McClane discuss the need for moms to have good friends who will encourage and support them in the challenges of parenting.

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Mother and daughter working on a craft together

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Fun Family Activities

Focus on the Family Magazine

Activities for those rainy-day blues

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A toddler in summer clothes, sitting in a suitcase with things to use on the beach

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Vacations With Kids

From cruises to road trips to staycations, time off with kids is a great time to reconnect as a family and enjoy life together. Here are some ideas for helping you pack, get along and enjoy the time you have with your children.

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photo collage of family and various vacation options from the Old West to hiking to fishing

Article

Staycation: Family Field Trips

Andrea Gutierrez

What can you do on a staycation? If there's one way to cement a meaningful learning experience in the hearts and minds of children, it's field trips. As in, family field trips. Enrich your family time with low-cost, educational opportunities. 

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Little boy wearing swim trunks, laughing while he plays indoors with water in a beach-like setting

Article

Staycation: 7 Cabin Fever Rescues

various authors

When cabin fever strikes during your next staycation, here's a list of ideas to keep your kids entertained, instead of restless and bored. 

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Illustration of 5 little cousins sitting on dock of a lake happily feeding gold fish. Row boat in background with a sign hanging above that says Cousin camp

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Cousin Camp

Linda Gilden

Create an event for all the kids in your extended family to come together for a mini-vacation . . . a cousin camp.

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Photo collage of family of four in field, dad looking through binoculars; various vacations options represented: hiking, dinosaur museum, state capitol, exploration, wildlife

Article

Find Field-Trip Attractions in Your Area

Andrea Gutierrez

Get links to U.S. and Canadian attractions that your family can visit.

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tween girl with friends

Article

A Place to Belong

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

Help kids understand the difference between fitting in and belonging

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Focus on the Family International Broadcast

Episode

Empowering Your Family Through Love and Respect (Part 2)

Internationally known speaker, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, shares stories from his own childhood and parenting journey to paint a vivid picture of just how vital love and respect is to family as a whole. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family International Broadcast

Episode

Empowering Your Family Through Love and Respect (Part 1)

Internationally known speaker, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, shares stories from his own childhood and parenting journey to paint a vivid picture of just how vital love and respect is to family as a whole. (Part 1 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Overcoming Distractions to Connect With Your Family (Part 2 of 2)

Blogger and author Rachel Macy Stafford offers encouragement from her bestselling book, Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters! (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Overcoming Distractions to Connect With Your Family (Part 1 of 2)

Blogger and author Rachel Macy Stafford offers encouragement from her bestselling book, Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters! (Part 1 of 2)

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An older woman side-hugging a child

Article

Right Now Love — Why Kids Should Visit the Elderly

Elsa Kok Colopy

Teach your children why it's important to serve the elderly, even if those served can't remember who the children are.

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Illustration of dad carrying son on his shoulders

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Your Kids Are Important to You . . . Do They Know It?

Josh Greenwalt

Practical ideas for how a busy father can show his kids they’re valued.

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