Parenting

Portrait of preteen girl making an angry face

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How to Stop Your Child's Angry Cycle

Tricia Goyer

Helping your children deal with their anger can seem impossible when emotions run high. But you can train your kids to recognize triggers and replace them with truths that will help them get out of their angry cycle.

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How to Stop Whining, Teasing and Bickering

Ginger Hubbard

If you want your kids to stop whining, teasing and bickering, you need to better understand what your kids' words say about their hearts.

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A Declaration for Life

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A Pro-Life Declaration for Kids

Focus on the Family

Are you looking for ways to help your kids understand the value of a human life? First consider endorsing the Declaration for Life to model what you believe, and then read what you stand for to your children, using the kid-friendly words in “A Pro-Life Declaration for Kids.”

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How to Encourage Your Kids, to Get Better Behavior From Them

Kathy Koch

When utilized properly, encouragement invites excellence and obedience in our children.

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A Mom and tween sticking out their tongues at each other

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Are You Responsible for Your Child's Bad Behavior?

Joannie DeBrito, Ph.D., LCSW, LMFT

Does your child misbehave in a way that can be traced back to something you do? Is your teen’s rebellious attitude similar to yours? Your kids’ behavior isn’t your fault, but sometimes it means you have work to 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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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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