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Article

Why Your Kids Need Intentional Parents

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

Intentional parenting just means having a plan

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Father and son working together to paint siding on a house

Article

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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Erin Hawley with her two sons

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Recapturing Courage: What Kids Can Teach You About God

Erin Hawley

Our kids show us what it means to have the bold spirit of a child. They live all in, and through them God shows parents how to do the same.

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Series

Dads and Kids

Dads play a unique role in the lives of their kids. This series offers ideas for how to father well.

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Son and father

Series

To Spank or Not to Spank?

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. Parents need to evaluate their own personality and parenting styles and decide for themselves.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Thriving in Your Role as Dad

Author and filmmaker Rob Stennett offers encouragement and advice to fathers who feel insecure in their parenting role in a lighthearted discussion based on his book The Perfect Dad: A Totally Achievable Guide to Not Messing Up Your Kids.

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A toddler is buckled into his car seat and Goldfish cracker crumbs are scattered around

Article

Hope for When You Feel Discouraged as a Mom

Kathi Lipp

Just because the car seats are coated with Goldfish dust doesn't mean you're a failure as a mother.

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Illustration of a dad remaining calm while surrounded by chaos

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Leading Your Family When Chaos Is the Norm

Daniel Darling

Sometimes it's hard to keep calm and be the dad.

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Busy mother on phone with daughter tugging on her sleeve for attention

Article

Mommy-Anger Management

Amber Lia

Consider using three biblical, anger management techniques to connect with your kids and nurture young hearts.

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Andy and Sandra Stanley

Article

Sandra Stanley: Why I Said No

Sandra Stanley and Marie Isom

Turning down exciting opportunities was hard, but it was all worth it

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Illustration of a frustrated mom leans against sleeping child’s bedroom door and steps on a toy truck

Article

Tripping Over Triggers That Cause Frustration in Motherhood

Amber Lia

Break the destructive habit of reactionary parenting with humility and commitment. With God's help, it's possible.

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Bob Goff, his wife, Maria, and their children and spouses stand in front of brightly colored balloons.

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Bob Goff's Audacious Parenting Adventure

Marci Seither

Bob Goff, the best-selling author of Love Does, has not lived a typical life and chose to not be a typical parent. Instead, he chose to be intentionally engaged with his children and their individual adventures.

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Busy mother holding infant smiling down at her young daughter who is ready to leave for school

Article

Eliminate Busyness from Family Life

Debi Stack

Here's one family's solution for a crazy calendar.

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Businessman using laptop while holding infant so on his shoulder in his home office

Article

Balancing Work and Family Life

Richard Swenson

Know how to switch gears between your job and home life.

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Woman with shopping cart of fresh produce in groery, holding a calculator over the cart handle

Article

Miserly Moms

Jonni McCoy

Jonni McCoy tells of her family's adventure in frugal living. 

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Helping Men Prepare for Fatherhood

NFL tight end Benjamin Watson, a father of five young children, offers advice and encouragement to new dads in a discussion based on his book The New Dad's Playbook: Gearing Up for the Biggest Game of Your Life.

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An illustration with three panes showing the same man smiling, scowling and yelling

Article

Understanding Your Parenting Style

John Fuller

Recognize the good, the bad and the ugly in the way you parent — so you can improve.

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Mother talking on smart phone while holding her baby in home office

Article

Busy, Busy, Busy

Valorie Burton

Choose to reclaim your schedule.

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Illustration of three mothers praying together while their kids walk toward the school bus

Article

A Community of Prayer

Fern Nichols

Moms praying together are moms in touch.

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illustration of a woman sitting at a complicated control board that has various gauges, dials, clocks, levers, maps and tracking devices

Article

Are You in Control?

Karen Ehman

There is a fine line between encouraging and nagging.

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Illustration of a dad with a giant smoke detector on his chest running toward his three upset children

Article

Smoke-Detector Dad

David Koren

Dads can be alert to early signals of potential problems.

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Mother and children doing laundry

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Moms Juggling Life at Home and at Work

Sabrina O'Malone

Working mothers thrive when they rely on their families for help.

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Mother talking on phone to a friend and holding her child on her lap

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Mothers Need Each Other

Sarah Mae

Friends can be a valuable part of your parenting.

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