Discipline

Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Disciplining Your Kids With Grace

Karis Kimmel Murray offers parents advice for effectively handling their kids' misbehavior in a discussion based on her book, Grace Based Discipline: How to Be at Your Best When Your Kids Are at Their Worst.

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Sheep are Not Stupid

As a parent, you shepherd you child. Genuine love is the best thing for your child. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Don't Should on Your Kid

Look beyond the flaws and help your child to see that his effort is important. Listen to the full program here.

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Older brother apologizing to upset sister

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Discipline Their Words

various authors

Give kids tools that will help them discipline their tongue so they stop name-calling, gossiping, sassing and saying hurtful words.

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Disciple Versus Discipline

When you aim to disciple your child, discipline will come naturally. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Disciplining Your Kids With Love and Limits

In a conversation centered on their book Put the Disciple Into Discipline, Erin MacPherson and her mother, Ellen Schuknecht, discuss the importance of parents demonstrating love in the midst of disciplining their children. Erin and Ellen also talk about teaching our kids self-control, helping them (and ourselves) become slow to anger, and faith training.

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Five tweens are behind a metal fence that overlook an object or place that is far below.

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Why Kids Need Boundaries

John Townsend

Boundaries are more important than you may realize. Here’s how to establish limits that will help your children succeed.

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A woman and her son sorting the laundry, the boy balancing towels on his head.

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Mothering With Justice and Mercy

Erin MacPherson

How a gentle approach can help your kids want to do what is right

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Mom lecturing daughter

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No More Empty Words: Why Parents Should Talk Less

Michael Anderson and Timothy Johanson

The secret to helping kids make wise choices may be easier than you think

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Illustration of a Mother watching while daughter sorts socks

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The Difference Between Training and Controlling

Tracey Eyster

Nurture your kids toward success by giving up your need for control.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Conveying God's Love Through Discipline (Part 2 of 2)

In a discussion based on their book Discipline That Connects With a Child's Heart, Jim and Lynne Jackson offer parents practical advice for disciplining their children in a God-centered, grace-based way. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Conveying God's Love Through Discipline (Part 1 of 2)

In a discussion based on their book Discipline That Connects With a Child's Heart, Jim and Lynne Jackson offer parents practical advice for disciplining their children in a God-centered, grace-based way. (Part 1 of 2)

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Girl in orange shirt need eating her dinner and looking un-motivated to do so

Series

Discipline

What do you do when your child acts up? Here are some ideas for effective discipline.

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Smiling tween girl wearing a black bandit mask and enjoying a large bowl of macaroni & cheese. She has given her broccoli to a little dog in the background.

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Why Do Kids Misbehave?

Michael Anderson and Timothy Johanson

Often the reason a child engages in troubling behaviors is not complex. There is a payoff for the child, some reward for the negative behavior.

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Child in shopping cart with Mom beside her

Article

Are You Rewarding or Bribing Your Child?

Melissa Kruger

Do you know the difference between a reward and a bribe? One encourages exasperating behavior and the other teaches kids the joy of doing what is right.

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Focus on the Family Weekend

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Sound Advice for Today's Parents

This weekend, psychologist and author Dr. Kevin Leman offers practical advice to parents who need help in disciplining their children effectively. 

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Sound Advice for Today's Parents (Part 2 of 2)

Psychologist and author Dr. Kevin Leman offers practical advice to parents who need help in disciplining their children effectively. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Sound Advice for Today's Parents (Part 1 of 2)

Psychologist and author Dr. Kevin Leman offers practical advice to parents who need help in disciplining their children effectively. (Part 1 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Commentary

Episode

Tweak Your Child’s Bad Attitude

I’m sure this’ll come as no surprise to parents everywhere: sooner or later, every child is going to need an attitude adjustment.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Discover Their Motivation

Many parents struggle with how to get their children to be responsible around the house.  The trick is to figure out what motivates them.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Shaming Kids

You see it everywhere, from youth sporting events to grocery stores.  And, these days, even on social media.  I’m talking about parents who use shame to discipline their children.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

Episode

Anger to Get Compliance

There are a lot of parents who believe anger is the only way they can get their children to do what they’re told.  If you’re one of them, I have a surprise for you!

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Raising Well-Behaved Children

Psychologist and author John Rosemond offers parents sound, biblically-based advice on disciplining children.

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