Parenting

Teen girl staring into the distance

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Truth From the Bible for Cutters: When Feelings for Self-Harm Are Strong

Joannie DeBrito, Ph.D., LCSW, LMFT

If you struggle with cutting or self-injury, embracing these Scriptures on a daily basis can help you begin to change your mind, body and spirit.

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A teenage boy sits on a couch with his lecturing mother. Focus is on the boy as he looks away as if trying to ignore her.

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When Your Expectations Change the Way You See Your Stepkids

Sabrina Beasley McDonald

Is your desire for recognition distorting how you see your relationship with your stepkids?

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The parents has her head in her hands as a child jumps on the couch

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How to Help Your Kids Behave Better

Dr. John Townsend

Establishing expectations and executing them with love can help you tame a young child's negative behavior.

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A mother and her three sons laugh together on the sofa

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What You Do as a Mom Matters

Linda Weber

You've got this, Mom! Remember, what you're doing is important, even when you feel like a failure.

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A mother surrounded by her family: two daughters and her husband kissing her on the cheek and holding a flower bouquet

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Help Your Kids Give Mom a Great Mother's Day

Jared Hottenstein

Encourage your kids to think creatively when they're crafting a memorable day for Mom

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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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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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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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