Parenting

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What Pornography Does to Our Children

Daniel P. Huerta

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

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Grace and Forgiveness in Parenting

Daniel P. Huerta

Grace and forgiveness are necessary for a healthy home life. Find out how grace and forgiveness are a part of the seven traits of essential parenting.

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What Should Kids Choose: Discovering God's Will in Big Decisions

John Ortberg

Our children will face big decisions, wondering if God has a direction. Help kids navigate life's crossroads by teaching that there are reasons God remains silent.

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Start With Respect

Kathi Lipp

Get over your need for your step kids to like you.

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How Much Privacy Should You Give Your Kids?

Daniel P. Huerta

Do you allow your children to enjoy the same rights to privacy that you have as a parent and as an adult?

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Build a Strong Sense of Identity in Your Kids

Michele Cushatt

Do your kids struggle with their identity? Mom of six kids, Michele Cushatt shares about three self-strengthening anchors that can ground kids in the truth of who they are.

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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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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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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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The Biblical Approach to Spanking

Chip Ingram

One of our top 25 most-viewed parenting articles: "The Biblical Approach to Spanking." Regardless of the method, the Bible's word on discipline clearly demands that parents be responsible and diligent.

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Age-Appropriate Chores

Sheila Seifert

One of our top 25 most-viewed parenting articles: "Age-Appropriate Chores." 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.

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When Children View Pornography

Rob Jackson

Today's children live in a culture where hard-core pornography abounds. How should you respond when they see it?

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Strong-Willed Women Mothering Strong-Willed Children

Cynthia Tobias

One of our top 25 most-viewed parenting articles: "Strong-Willed Women Mothering Strong-Willed Children." It can be tough to parent a younger version of yourself. But you also have a definite advantage — you know what it’s like to be a strong-willed child. 

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Planting Seeds of Biblical Truth Devotions

Focus on the Family Magazine

A much-loved download for busy parents: Get 52 weeks of family devotions free — faith-affirming biblical principles that will help you encourage your children to build lasting, thriving faith in God.

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