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Focus on the Family Minute

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Learn From My Mistakes

You can teach your children powerful lessons from your mistakes!  That may seem hypocritical, but Roland Warren believes great wisdom can be learned from failure. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Encouraging Men to be Good Dads (Part 1 of 2)

Care Net CEO Roland Warren explains how fathers can avoid common parenting mistakes in a discussion based on his book, Bad Dads of the Bible: 8 Mistakes Every Good Dad Can Avoid. (Part 1 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Sacrifice for Your Family

“Sacrifice” is considered a weakness by a lot of guys. That’s too bad because when you look at healthy families, you generally see a common trait: Sacrificial men.

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Stepparenting: 4 Steps to Teen Discipline

Melvin Blades

What does a new stepdad do when kids need discipline?

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Mommy Gaps

Every mom might wish for more control in her child’s life,  but that’s not a realistic or healthy option for your family. Lysa TerKeurst of Proverbs 31 Ministries offers this encouragement to her fellow moms. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Children Need a Parent’s Touch

As our children get older, sometimes we forget that they still need our touch – hugs and pats on the back. Pastor Tommy Nelson says that’s especially important between fathers and sons. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Children Need Loving Spouses

No matter how hard we try, there are times when we are unloving or unkind to our spouse, even in front of our kids. Pastor Tommy Nelson says that it’s important to acknowledge our mistake right away. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Encouraging Young Moms Through Intentional Friendships

In a discussion based on their book, Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe, Sally Clarkson and Sarah Mae talk to new moms and young women about the importance of finding good friendships, a supportive community and older, wiser mentors.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Making Your Home Safe and Healthy

Author Jill Savage offers some practical ideas for how parents can make their family's home a safer and healthier place for their children.

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Focus on the Family Weekend

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Nurturing Your Child's Intelligence

This weekend, Dr. Kathy Koch helps parents identify and unlock eight "intelligences," or "smarts," in their children, and discusses ways to encourage their growth and understand how they connect with God.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Kids Can't Ride Two Horses

When it comes to harmony in the home, many parents underestimate just how important it is to be on the same page with one another.  If you think it’s tough for adults to handle the emotion of conflicting viewpoints, think about what it’s like for the children.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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The Cost and Rewards of Fatherhood

Wouldn’t it be great if being a dad was all fun and games?  Well, maybe.  But what if the challenges we face are actually what make fatherhood so important and meaningful?

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Focus on the Family Weekend

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Fathers: Having an Impact on Your Daughter's Life

This weekend, psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman shares valuable parenting lessons with personal stories and humor as he discusses the indelible imprint a father has on his daughter's life.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Parenting Radar

There’s a lot that goes into parenting. But sometimes the most important principles are the simplest. Like this one: pay close attention to your parenting radar for risks your children might face.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Fathers: Having an Impact on Your Daughter's Life (Part 2 of 2)

Psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman shares valuable parenting lessons with personal stories and humor as he discusses the indelible imprint a father has on his daughter's life. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Fathers: Having an Impact on Your Daughter's Life (Part 1 of 2)

Psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman shares valuable parenting lessons with personal stories and humor as he discusses the indelible imprint a father has on his daughter's life. (Part 1 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Leadership in Parenting

Leadership is important. That’s why corporations have CEOs and sports teams have coaches. But families have leaders too. They’re called mom and dad.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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The Business of Parenting

Moms and dads, have you ever considered that parenting can be a lot like running a business? You realize, of course, that means your children are your customers!

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Dad and Mom have a child between them, and each is holding one hand. They are swinging the child into the air. A dog is in the photo, too.

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Finding Purpose in Everyday Life

Gary Thomas

Family is important, but have you ever wondered how you reflect its importance as you live out your life day to day?

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Dad and Mom holding a child's hands and giving her a swing, while Dad is carrying another child.

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Developing the 7 Traits of Effective Parenting

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

Use Focus on the Family's free resource, 7 Traits of Effective Parenting Assessment, to take the next step in developing your skills as a parent.

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Working Moms Need to Delegate

As a working mom, the best way to reduce stress in caring for your family is to delegate chores and household responsibilities.

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Working Moms: Organizing Your Day

A little humor, a little innovation, a little creativity and, frankly, learning the skill of "letting it go and blowing it off" is a big part of being a happier, more realistic and peaceful working mom.

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The Involved Father

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The Involved Father

Dads parent differently from moms, and that difference matters greatly for children.

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