Parenting

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Teach Kids How to Defend Their Faith

Natasha Crain

Gear up so you can help your kids to learn how to defend what they believe.

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Building a Deeper Connection Between Kids and Their Grandparents

Grace Penn

How my family fostered a deeper connection between our kids and their grandparents

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How to Encourage Your Kids to Do What’s Right

Arlene Pellicane

Five ways to instill character in your children and raise them to value and demonstrate integrity

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Dave Ramsey's daughter, Rachel Cruze

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Dave Ramsey: Raising Money-Smart Kids

Pam Woody

Dave's message of financial hope has grown his corporation Lampo Group Inc. from a card table in his living room to a multimillion-dollar company. 

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7 Traits of Effective Parenting Assessment

Good parents aren’t perfect. And that’s okay. There’s no formula to follow, but there are ways you can grow every day. Focus on the Family’s 7 Traits of Effective Parenting Assessment gives parents an honest look at their unique strengths, plus some areas that could use a little help.

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A young man in a classroom is looking at the camera while the rest of the class is looking at the teacher.

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That Their World May Know Who God Is

Ray Vander Laan

Many kids in today's culture don't read the Bible. Give your kids the help they need to show others who God is through their actions.

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Son and father

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To Spank or Not to Spank?

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

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.

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teenage girl making the bed

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Age-Appropriate Chores: How to Help Kids Be Responsible

Sheila Seifert

Do you know which chores your child can do? You may be surprised at how capable your kids are and what they can do to help out in your family.

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The Opioid Epidemic—Think Your Family Is Immune?

Karl Benzio

Nope. No family is immune, and sadly, teens are one of the fastest growing segments of opioid abusers.

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What Pornography Does to Our Children

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

We know viewing pornography is wrong, but do we understand just how damaging — literally — it is to our children?

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Healthy Sexuality: Sending the Right Message to Your Kids

Dannah Gresh

Start a healthy and ongoing conversation about your child's sexuality that will continue into the teen years.

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