Parenting

Illustration of a father, mother, son and daughter eating a passover seder meal.

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Holy Week and Easter Activities for the Whole Family

various authors

Simple ways to celebrate Easter with your kids

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How and Why Dads Should Connect With Their Kids

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How and Why Dads Should Connect With Their Kids

Dr. Meg Meeker

Sons and daughters need their dads to connect with them on a regular basis. But since dads relate to their kids differently than moms, it can be challenging to know what the best ways are to connect. Dr. Meg Meeker offers tips for building healthy father-son and father-daughter relationships.

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Pensive boy looks thoughfully as his parents sit on a sofa in the background, talking

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4 Powerful Ways to Love Your Teens and Help Them Like You Back (Maybe)

Jessie Minassian

Invest in your relationship, not only to keep you from regret, but to also give your teens a solid footing for their lives ahead

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A Declaration for Life

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A Pro-Life Declaration for Kids and Teens

Focus on the Family

Are you looking for ways to help your kids or teens understand the value of a human life? Get kid- and teen-friendly declarations.

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Angry young boy

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Do Your Kids Know How to Handle Their Emotions?

Sissy Goff

The emotional health of children in our culture may be declining. Here’s what parents can do.

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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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Kid looking sad

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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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