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My Adopted Son: A Single Woman's Story (Part 1 of 2)

In a riveting story of hope and redemption, Carolyn Koons tells how she, as a single woman, felt led by God to adopt a young boy she encountered in a harsh children's prison during a mission trip to Mexico. (Part 1 of 2)

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Finding God's Mercy When Life is Messy (Part 2 of 2)

Author Vicki Courtney encourages parents of prodigals to develop an authentic faith by allowing God to meet them in the midst of the emotional and relational challenges they face with their children. (Part 2 of 2)

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Finding God's Mercy When Life is Messy (Part 1 of 2)

Author Vicki Courtney encourages parents of prodigals to develop an authentic faith by allowing God to meet them in the midst of the emotional and relational challenges they face with their children. (Part 1 of 2)

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Don’t Freak Out

“You did what?” If you’ve ever uttered those words, author and speaker Amy Ford has some advice for you. Listen to the full program here.

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Fun Ways to Pep Up Your Marriage and Avoiding the Chore War With Your Kids

In Part 1 of this weekend's program, author Kathi Lipp offers practical, fun ideas for couples to improve their relationship and make time together a high priority. For more information, see the daily broadcast episode Fun Ways to Pep Up Your Marriage.

In Part 2, our guests offer parents practical advice on teaching children responsibility by giving them age-appropriate chores. To learn more, see the daily broadcast episode Avoiding the Chore War With Your Kids.

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Parenting the Strong-Willed Child as a Team (Part 2 of 2)

Cynthia Tobias and Jean Daly describe how parents can navigate the frustration and challenges of raising strong-willed children. Our guests also explain how couples can get on the same page in their parenting approach. (Part 2 of 2)

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Strong Willed Child

Kids aren’t one-size-fits-all when it comes to parenting.  You have to give careful thought to each child’s individual personality.  That’s especially true if you have a strong-willed child.

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Parenting the Strong-Willed Child as a Team (Part 1 of 2)

Cynthia Tobias and Jean Daly describe how parents can navigate the frustration and challenges of raising strong-willed children. Our guests also explain how couples can get on the same page in their parenting approach. (Part 1 of 2)

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Getting My Child to do His Chores

Dave Meurer

Read one father's humorous look at why his son wasn't completing his assigned tasks.

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Overcoming the Obstacles of Cerebral Palsy (Part 2 of 2)

Lisa Sexton discusses her experiences with raising her special needs son, Tyler. Lisa and Tyler also share their amazing story of how, with God's help, Tyler was able to overcome his limitations and pursue a medical degree. (Part 2 of 2)

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Overcoming the Obstacles of Cerebral Palsy (Part 1 of 2)

Lisa Sexton discusses her experiences with raising her special needs son, Tyler. Lisa and Tyler also share their amazing story of how, with God's help, Tyler was able to overcome his limitations and pursue a medical degree. (Part 1 of 2)

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Get The Facts

I think it’s fair to say that we’d all like an environment of mutual respect and minimal conflict in our homes. But, how do you get there? Here’s a simple step that’ll make a world of difference: Get the facts before you jump to conclusions.

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Get The Facts

I think it’s fair to say that we’d all like an environment of mutual respect and minimal conflict in our homes. But, how do you get there? Here’s a simple step that’ll make a world of difference: Get the facts before you jump to conclusions.

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Powerful Hope for Discouraged Moms (Part 2 of 2)

Author Kathi Lipp offers encouragement to moms as she describes how they can work through struggles with guilt, shame and the illusion of perfection and being in control. (Part 2 of 2)

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Powerful Hope for Discouraged Moms (Part 1 of 2)

Author Kathi Lipp offers encouragement to moms as she describes how they can work through struggles with guilt, shame and the illusion of perfection and being in control. (Part 1 of 2)

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Article

Parenting Through a Child's Illness

Delores Lisener

When a terminal illness requires a family's change of direction, parents can still find ways to focus on all their children and grow closer as a family.

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When Friends Face Childhood Cancer

Alexandra Lütz

If you know a family who is journeying through childhood cancer, here are a few ways you can help meet their daily needs.

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Bullying

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Bullying

Bullying is all too common and has lasting consequences.

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How to Prevent Bullying

The Complete Guide to Baby & Child Care

Parents, schools and churches need to talk about bullying with kids.

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From Parent to Consultant

Letitia Suk

How to transition successfully

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School Choice

What are the pros and cons of various learning environments?

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Teen Rebellion

What is rebellion, why is my teen struggling, and what can I do to help?

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Motivating Kids to Clean Up

Psychologist Bill Maier gives ideas to get kids to clean up after themselves.

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