Parenting

A brother and sister are sitting on a couch with popcorn and sodas. They are changing the channel on the remote.

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How to Be Intentional With Your Children

Bill Farrel

No two kids are the same. Small adjustments in your approach can help you parent each of your children effectively.

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Family On Playground Climbing Frame

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Fun Ways for Your Family to Practice Praise

Jean Thomason

Practice praising God as a family, and it will change the way you deal with circumstances and lighten the atmosphere in your home.

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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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A toddler is buckled into his car seat and Goldfish cracker crumbs are scattered around

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Hope for When You Feel Discouraged as a Mom

Kathi Lipp

Just because the car seats are coated with Goldfish dust doesn't mean you're a failure as a mother.

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A group of deployed military personnel with their boxes from Operation Gratitude

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How to Honor and Support Those Who Serve

various authors

Model a healthy respect for your country's military men and women to your kids through activities, your words and actions. 

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The Daly family gathered around a campfire

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A Family's Unexpected Togetherness in the Wilderness

Jim Daly

Time in the wilderness helped draw Jim Daly's family closer together in unexpected ways.

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Which Nature Are You Feeding?

Bob Smithouser

A number of years ago I satisfied an unfulfilled childhood urge by adopting a pair of baby iguanas. Liberty and Justice were about the same age and size when they arrived at their new home and, like any good father of two, I did my best to treat them equally.

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Follow the Bouncing Ball: Sports from a Christian Worldview

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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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Summer Adventure Kits

Focus on the Family Magazine

Are you looking for ways to spend time with your kids this summer, even as you both grow in faith and knowledge of the Bible?

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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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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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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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mother and son smiling at each other

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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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