5-8 and 9-12

Teenage girl rolls her eyes as her mother lectures

Article

Parenting Irresponsible Kids

Kevin Leman

Learn what to do as a parent when your kids act irresponsibly.

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Series

Responsibility

You can help your children take responsibility for their own actions and possessions.

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Boy reaching for an airplane that is flying high in the sky

Series

Dream Chasers

Encourage your children to dream and to put feet to the ones they should pursue.

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Discouraged boy trying to do his homework at a dining table

Article

How to Raise Adaptable Kids

Trevor Simpson

Help your children learn to be flexible now so they’ll do better when unexpected change comes their way.

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Follow the Bouncing Ball: Sports from a Christian Worldview

Article

Follow the Bouncing Ball: Sports from a Christian Family Perspective

Dr. Lainna Callentine

How can parents help their children develop a Christian worldview toward sports?

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Follow the Bouncing Ball: Sports from a Christian Worldview

Article

Follow the Bouncing Ball: Sports from a Christian Family Perspective

Dr. Lainna Callentine

How can parents help their children develop a Christian worldview toward sports?

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Girl sitting on bedroom floor organizing wooden toys into a knitted storage bag

Series

Chores

We all know that it's good for kids to do chores. But how do you make that happen? Here are some great ideas about how to do this from experienced parents.

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Four children with different personalities

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One of a Kind: Your Child’s Unique Personality

Julie Lyles Carr

Coming to understand your children's unique personalities not only informs your parenting but it also speaks love 

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Food shot of sandwiches and snacks

Article

School Lunches for Special Days

Karen Schmidt

Liven up your kids' lunchboxes with something different.

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Illustration of a frustrated mother driving her tween daughter in a car

Article

Tweens and Their Activities

various authors

An idea for helping kids understand that their activities are not the only thing happening in your family.

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A flexible pencil is twisted into a knot.

Series

Adaptability

Find out more about how you can help kids develop the ability to adjust to whatever life brings and respond to the related consequences and stress in a healthy manner.

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Three girls and their mother smile.

Article

Wanted: Good Friends

Shaunti Feldhahn

Teach children that making friends starts with being one.

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Boy reaching for an airplane that is flying high in the sky

Article

Raising Dream Chasers

Vance Fry

You can help your kids develop the fundamental character qualities they need to be successful.

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A pink pig, piggy bank sits by itself on a flat surface

Series

Money Lessons

Prepare kids financially through intentional steps that help them better understand the economics of money.

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Two young girls having a pillow fight

Article

Clear Expectations for Kids

various authors

Children need clear direction and consistent follow-through.

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Illustration of two women caught in parenthood comparisons.

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Kids and Comparison

Envy, discontentedness and entitlement may take root when kids compare themselves to others, instead of being grateful for who God made them to be and learning to use their own gifts and talents for His glory.

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little girl eating veggies

Article

Healthy Eating Habits for Kids

Debby Kantorik

Help your kids establish healthy eating habits

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Keeping Children's Sports Safe and Enjoyable

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Keeping Children's Sports Safe and Enjoyable

Phil Stiver

Here are some helpful suggestions for finding a balanced approach to children's sports.

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Boy working on a wood project

Series

KId Entrepreneurs

Are your kids creative and want to make money? Find out how you can encourage them to be entrepreneurs.

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girl on bike wearing a helmet

Article

Safety Tips

various authors

This might be a good time to consider teaching your children a few best practices for personal safety.

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curbing-the-blame-game-and-getting-rid-of-excuses

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Blaming and Tattling

How do you get kids to take responsibility for what goes wrong or help those in trouble, instead of pointing a finger of blame and telling on others?

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Young girl in front hallway putting on shoe and smiling

Article

Are you Ready to Go?

various authors

Learn new ways to help your kids take responsibility for getting ready to leave the house on time and with what they need to take with them.

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Illustration of a child holding a bat at home plate while the parents look on

Article

Four Sports Lessons . . . That You Don't Want Your Kids to Learn

David King and Margot Starbuck

Sometimes all the lessons kids learn through sports aren't positive. Here are some tips to help you avoid the negative lessons. 

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