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What To Do When Your Kids are Feeling Anxious

Children

Here are four things you can do to help your child when they are dealing with anxious feelings.

September 27, 2022

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Facing the Fear Factor

Children

Does your teen function out of faith or out of fear? Find ways to encourage your anxious teen.

September 20, 2022

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Reinforce Your Child’s Sexual Identity

Children

Help children understand that their sexual identity is an indelible part of who God created them to be.

September 20, 2022

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Six Ways to Build Your Teen’s Identity

Children

Try these strategies to counteract culture by helping your teen develop a strong, positive identity.

September 12, 2022

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Creative Kids: How Parents Can Cultivate Creativity

Children

Do you know how to parent your creative kids? Poet Tanner Olson has some advice for you. Learn how to effectively connect, support, and encourage the creativity in your family.

September 8, 2022

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PROVIDING KINSHIP CARE AS A GRANDPARENT

Children

Providing kinship care as a grandparent can be challenging. But Richard Dixson has embraced the opportunity to parent again.

September 8, 2022

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Why Neglectful Parenting Falls Short

Children

Do you feel like your life is mostly chaos? You have an opportunity to overcome neglectful parenting habits to build a strong foundation for your kids and family.

September 8, 2022

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Why Do Teens Commit Suicide?

Children

An in-depth look at what factors may cause a teen to commit suicide.

August 24, 2022

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What You Can Do about LGBT Curriculum in Your Kid’s Public School

Children

As a parent, you have the responsibility to protect, guide, and support your child’s education. Equally, you have the right to interact in a meaningful way within your child’s school community to positively impact their future success and learning. As you consider how you can move forward in these areas, remember to focus on what you can control rather than what you can’t. Commit to supporting your relationship with your child to cultivate healthy discussions about potentially sensitive topics such as LGBT curriculum.

August 23, 2022

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What Parents Should Know about the Metaverse

Children

The metaverse presents an interesting situation for parents. With its introduction, the line between real and virtual is growing blurrier by the day. That’s why it’s important for parents to have a good understanding of boundaries for your family.

August 22, 2022

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25 Things I Want My Kids to Know

Children

There are hundreds of things to teach our kids during their lifetime. Here are just twenty-five things that I want my kids to know. What would be on your list?

August 18, 2022

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Teaching Kids about Empathy in an Anti-Empathy Culture

Children

Our culture de-values empathy instead choosing to cultivate narcissism and apathy. Because of this, it’s more important than ever to teach our kids about empathy.

August 15, 2022

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Train Your Kids and Teens to Manage Technology Wisely

Children

Our long-term goal as parents is to raise children who will practice self-control and manage technology well on their own.

August 12, 2022

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The Source of Self-Worth

Children

Our teens’ self-worth must come from their knowledge of who Jesus is and from the assurance of His love and care. Parents can emphasize these truths as they model acceptance, forgiveness and love.

August 12, 2022

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Growing Up Too Fast

Children

Before she was a teenager, Chelsea* had a cell phone. She also had her own bedroom complete with a TV and a computer with Internet access. As she continued growing up into a young teen, she made regular salon visits and had an artificial tan that made her look much older than she was. By […]

August 10, 2022

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Living Your Best Life Later: The Power of Writing Letters to Your Kids

Children

In his book Your Best Life Later, pastor Andy McQuitty explores how writing letters to his kids not only prepared his kids to live their best life, but also how he could live his best life as a father. Explore these messages from Andy to positively impact your parenting approach with your kids.

August 10, 2022

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“NO ONE LOVES ME”: CHANGING A CHILD’S BELIEF SYSTEM FROM THE INSIDE OUT

Children

Abuse and neglect affects a child’s belief system. But it is possible to reverse the effects through new words and experiences.

August 3, 2022

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My Toddler Doesn’t Obey

Children

It’s important for your disobedient child to know two important facts: 1) You love him unconditionally; and 2) You are in charge — and he isn’t.

August 1, 2022

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Invisible Disabilities: Hidden, But Real

Children

Invisible disabilities may be internal or mental, so people living with these issues can endure bullying at any age.

July 27, 2022

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4 Words Kids Use When Coping with Emotions

Children

You can help your children to learn true freedom when coping with emotions and difficult situations by teaching them to think about life using certain words and phrases.

July 25, 2022

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How to Talk to Your Daughter about Puberty

Children

Your tween girl needs you as she starts to go through physical and emotional changes associated with puberty. Learn how to appropriately approach the topic of puberty with your daughter.

July 21, 2022

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HOLDING TIGHT THROUGH THE LOSS OF A CHILD

Children

Steven and Mary Beth Chapman have guided their kids through grief and confusion. They’ve done this by being real and sharing openly as they’ve grappled with their own emotions and unresolved questions.

July 21, 2022

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Protect Your Kids from Negative Influences

Children

Get tips to help you be a proactive parent during turbulent times.

July 18, 2022

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Fathers Encourage Identity Development

Children

When fathers choose to serve the Lord, live consistently and seize the opportunity to be present and involved with their children, they encourage identity and teach values.

June 22, 2022

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Is Your Teen Depressed?

Children

I knew my daughter was struggling emotionally, but I had no idea about the extent of her depression.

June 13, 2022

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What Can You Do to Safeguard Your Teen from Suicide?

Children

Unfortunately, a guarantee doesn’t come with the safeguarding suggestions, but they can help prevent teen suicide.

May 19, 2022

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GUIDING YOUR CHILD THROUGH DISAPPOINTMENT

Children

When life doesn’t go as planned, you can help your child gracefully move past setbacks and embrace the path God provides.

May 16, 2022

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3 Steps to Help Your Out of Control Kid

Children

Out of control children want the boundaries and consistency parents can give. With these three steps you can help your wild child.

May 12, 2022

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Girls with Autism

Children

Autism in females can be diagnosed and supported in young girls and teens. Girls with autism need to be highlighted and understood.

May 4, 2022

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Steadfast Love: The Differences Between Boys and Girls

Children

Knowing how your son or daughter best receives your love and demonstrates it to others will help him or her be secure in the knowledge that he or she is precious in your eyes.

April 28, 2022

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Helping Our Teens Transition to Adulthood

Children

We can’t sacrifice the future that God has for our kids because of our own fears and insecurities. There is a middle, a balance, and a transition. Here are some ways to help your teenager successfully transition into adulthood.

April 12, 2022

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Hope and Help for Parents with a Child with Autism

Children

Caregiving for a child with autism may seem overwhelming. But there is hope and help for parents with a child with autism. This is what I learned when, as a grandmother, I became the primary caregiver for my autistic grandson.

April 5, 2022

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Holy Week and Easter Activities for the Whole Family

Children

Bring the Easter story to life for your kids through one amazing download and four easy-to-use, age-appropriate activities:

March 31, 2022

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WHAT PARENTS CAN LEARN FROM JESUS’ INTERACTIONS WITH CHILDREN

Children

Throughout scripture, Jesus treats children with radical care and love to indicate how deeply He values them. It’s no wonder that He continually compared our faith to children. Just as children depend on their parents for daily needs, so too do we rely on God the Father for our spiritual and physical needs.

March 24, 2022

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PARENTING IS MORE THAN BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION

Children

If we were to stop and scan the scriptures for advice on parenting, one of the themes that would stick out is that God is concerned about the state of our hearts, rather than simply behavior modification.

March 24, 2022

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A TEEN BATTLE WORTH IGNORING

Children

Don’t get sucked into teen drama . . . by letting go of the battles that aren’t life-changing.

March 23, 2022

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WHY DO CHILDREN HAVE THE FEAR OF GROWING UP?

Children

In the face of the fear of growing up, we can help to bring hope, excitement, and victory back into our kids’ lives. God’s word is full of wisdom, and we must not take it for granted.

March 14, 2022

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March 14, 2022

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WHEN ADULT CHILDREN DON’T SHARE YOUR VALUES

Children

We can’t change our adult children. But we can choose to keep communication open without compromising our convictions.

March 8, 2022

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PARENTING A CONSTANT CRIER

Children

Guide your child toward healthier responses to everyday challenges

March 7, 2022

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HOW TO TALK WITH YOUR KIDS ABOUT WAR

Children

You never know how talking about war might unlock a different view or perspective for both you and your kids. Beyond their personal development, your kids will benefit in their relationship with you as you show consistent empathy, understanding, and support for them.

March 3, 2022

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NO MORE OVERLOOKED KIDS IN A BLENDED FAMILY

Children

Do your kids feel overlooked? Try these simple ways to give them one-on-one attention.

February 23, 2022

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HOW TO CONNECT WITH 16-18 YEAR OLDS

Children

As parents, we deal with the tension between providing freedom and boundaries for our teens. Focus on finding routines and habits that can help you better connect with your teens. Look out for things they enjoy or opportunities to develop a skill or interest. Finally, continue to take an interest in your teen’s interests. Ask questions and show interest in their passions.

February 18, 2022

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CONNECTING WITH KIDS IN A DISCONNECTED WORLD

Children

What does it mean to live in a disconnected world? There are dramatic implications for kids of all ages. Fortunately, you can foster positive connection with your kids through these tips and strategies.

February 17, 2022

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HELPING OUR KIDS GROW AND KEEP A POSITIVE MINDSET

Children

Today’s kids face new challenges and ask questions our kids didn’t have to two decades ago. But God has provided every answer and truth to help them have a positive mindset that cannot be shaken by this world.

February 17, 2022

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5 POSITIVE EFFECTS READING HAS ON CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Children

There are few things better than cuddling up with your child and a good book.

February 4, 2022

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LITTLE BIG DREAMERS — NURTURE THEIR TALENTS

Children

Do you know how to nurture your kids in their God-given talents so even when they’re little, they can be big dreamers?

January 31, 2022

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TEACHING KIDS SELF-CONTROL

Children

Five ways to nurture restraint in your children so they can develop self discipline.

January 29, 2022

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TEACHING KIDS ABOUT SPIRITUAL WARFARE

Children

God has equipped us all to have strength during the struggles of life. What have you done to help your children put on God’s armor?

January 28, 2022

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THE BEST CHORES FOR TEENAGERS

Children

As you communicate the importance of chores for your teens, reinforce the spiritual significance of work and its impact on the heart, mind, and soul.

January 26, 2022

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6 WAYS TO CREATE A CULTURE OF RESPONSIBILITY WITH OUR KIDS

Children

To create a healthy culture of responsibility, it begins with us as parents modeling a willingness to do those small things. Our children will pick up on our actions and will begin to live them out later in life. Watching them do this is in itself a great reward.

January 25, 2022

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WHEN BOUNDARIES HINDER BONDING

Children

Rules are important, but connecting with your teen is essential.

January 25, 2022

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BIBLICAL TOLERANCE: COMPASSION FOR THE LOST

Children

Use these age-appropriate activities to help teach kids about biblical tolerance.

January 24, 2022

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HOW TO HELP KIDS WITH NIGHTMARES

Children

Though you cannot entirely stop your child from having nightmares, there are some immediate responses and preventative measures you can take to help your child get a good night’s rest.

January 21, 2022

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HOW TO TALK WITH YOUR DAUGHTER ABOUT SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, AND SAME-SEX ATTRACTION

Children

In our day, knowing how to talk with your daughter about issues like sexual orientation, gender identity, and same-sex attraction can seem overwhelming. This is the world your daughter lives in, and she needs you to help her process it.

January 20, 2022

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BLESSING YOUR KIDS

Children

It’s easier than you think to bless your kids!

January 18, 2022

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DEVELOPING FRIENDSHIPS THAT LAST

Children

How do teen girls make meaningful friendships? It starts with learning about the characteristics of a true friend, what to look for in a friendship and how to work through common friendship problems.

January 17, 2022

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HELP YOUR CHILD EAT HEALTHY

Children

Help your kids want to eat better so they’ll be prepared for a successful day.

January 17, 2022

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TALKING WITH YOUR TEENS ABOUT DRUGS AND ALCOHOL

Children

Healthy communication at home is the best means of setting your children down the path to a promising future free of alcohol and drug abuse.

January 13, 2022

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PERSONALITY DIFFERENCES: CONQUERING CHORES TOGETHER

Children

Learn to navigate communicating the importance of doing chores to your kids and form your perspective on how chores can impact your family.

January 13, 2022

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EVERYDAY PEACEMAKERS

Children

Encouraging kids to reflect God’s peace in their interactions with each other.

January 11, 2022

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YOUR TEENS NEED YOU, NOT MORE SCREEN TIME

Children

Would you like more meaningful connection with your teens? Keep reading to learn more about how it’s important to spend face-to-face time with your teens, outside of screen time.

January 10, 2022

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January 7, 2022

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THREE WAYS TO KEEP THE BEST NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION FOR YOUR KIDS

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Need a New Year’s resolution your kids can keep? This year, resolve to intentionally listen for God’s voice in Scripture and respond to Him.

December 27, 2021

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TRADITIONS: OLD AND NEW WAYS TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS

Children

Enjoy family traditions or come up with activities that can become traditions to draw your family closer together during the Christmas season

December 23, 2021

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BIBLE VERSES TO READ TO YOUR KIDS ON CHRISTMAS EVE

Children

Take the time as a family dive into the Word and help further set the stage for what is to come on Christmas. Here are some bible verses to read to your kids this Christmas Eve.

December 22, 2021

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WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS FOR VULNERABLE CHILDREN

Children

Vulnerable children experience Christmas differently. Seemingly small, insignificant things can mean the world to them at Christmas.

December 22, 2021

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BIBLE VERSES TO READ TO YOUR KIDS ON CHRISTMAS EVE

Children

Take the time as a family dive into the Word and help further set the stage for what is to come on Christmas. Here are some bible verses to read to your kids this Christmas Eve.

December 14, 2021

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TEACHING THANKFULNESS

Children

Encourage your children to develop grateful hearts that bless others and frame their own perspective.

December 9, 2021

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CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES THAT FOCUS ON JESUS

Children

Are you looking for ideas to help keep your children focused on the reason for the Christmas season?

December 7, 2021

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HOW TO TEACH KIDS ABOUT THE BABY JESUS

Children

Help your kids celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.

December 6, 2021

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ADVENT FOR KIDS

Children

Advent is a fun, faith-filled way to keep the family focused on Jesus throughout Christmas. Learn how to make Advent for your kids!

December 3, 2021

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PRAYING SCRIPTURE OVER YOUR CHILD’S LIFE – Broadcast

Children

Jodie Berndt loves to pray for her children. She’s been doing that for the past thirty years. Now she helps other parents to talk to God, asking for the salvation of their kids, and for wisdom, self-discipline, purpose, a future and much more. She offers fun and practical encouragement that moms and dads can put to work immediately in their daily lives as they prepare their children for a life in Christ.

December 2, 2021

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CHRISTMAS GIFT GIVING IDEAS FOR FAMILIES

Children

Find out how others have taught their children the importance of giving gifts or how they as parents have given gifts to their children.

November 29, 2021

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HELPING TEENS DRAW SEXUAL BOUNDARIES

Children

How do I help my teenager know where to “draw the line” physically in relationships with the opposite sex? How far is too far?

November 22, 2021

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CAUGHT IN THE WEB

Children

Consider parenting your teens in a way that will keep their online lives healthy, too.

November 19, 2021

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HEALTHY CELLPHONE BOUNDARIES

Children

Consider all the facts before you allow your kids to have a cellphone.

November 16, 2021

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HELP KIDS BE ENTREPRENEURS

Children

Use these ideas to encourage your child’s entrepreneurial spirit.

November 11, 2021

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TECH SUPPORT FOR PARENTS

Children

Help for parents who wonder how to guide their children’s use of technology in today’s tech-risky culture.

November 9, 2021

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SEXTING: WHY PARENTS SHOULD CARE AND WHAT THEY SHOULD DO ABOUT IT

Children

Recent news stories have talked about teens and sexting. It happens more than parents think.

November 9, 2021

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USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO ENGAGE WITH YOUR TEEN

Children

They may sleep in your house and eat at your table, but teens live on social media.

October 26, 2021

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DETERMINING YOUR CHILD’S PERSONALITY TYPE

Children

Take this quiz to help you recognize which of the four commonly recognized personality types best described your child.

October 25, 2021

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HOW TO CONNECT WITH YOUNG TEENS

Children

Connecting with young teens can be challenging but time spent with them will be rewarding for both parents and kids

October 22, 2021

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PARENTING A CHILD WITH OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER

Children

Do you have any advice for handling an elementary school age child whose life is dominated by senseless little rituals? It’s become clear to us that our daughter’s behavior is consistently obsessive-compulsive in nature. For example, she won’t go to bed before checking the front door at least ten times to make sure that it’s locked. She’s anxious and worried all the time, and it’s starting to drive me crazy! Any thoughts or suggestions?

October 19, 2021

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HELPING YOUR TEEN DEAL WITH ANXIETY

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When the internal and external voices whisper the lies You’re insignificant, You’re not enough and You don’t measure up, we want our children to know, deep in their souls, that the only One who gets to define them is the One who created them and calls them beloved.

October 13, 2021

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TALKING TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS: WHEN MENTAL ILLNESS HITS HOME

Children

What happens when the person grappling with mental illness is someone within the walls of your own home? And what are some of the signs?

October 11, 2021

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MOTIVATING KIDS TO STAY ACTIVE AND FIT

Children

What can we do to encourage our school-age son to get away from the television and computer screen and spend more time playing outdoors? We’re getting worried about his health and fitness, and we’d like to know how we can motivate him to become more active. So far all of our “nagging” hasn’t helped a bit. Can you suggest a more effective strategy?

October 7, 2021

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TWEEN AND TEEN DEVELOPMENT

Children

Tweens and teens experience many physical and emotional changes that can be confusing for parents. Dr. Meg Meeker explains those changes and offers tips for parents to respond effectively so their sons and daughters can thrive during their teenage years.

October 7, 2021

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FAITH GROWS IN HARD PLACES — EVEN FOR KIDS

Children

Help kids see that God works through pain and suffering in their and other people’s lives.

October 7, 2021

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CYBER BULLYING

Children

Bullies can be difficult to identify, and it’s getting harder all the time.

October 6, 2021

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FIND HOPE IN RAISING A CHILD WITH DISABILITIES

Children

Dr. Tyler Sexton speaks from experience. As a child born with cerebral palsy, he overcame incredible odds to become a medical doctor. Now he treats kids with special needs. Here’s his encouragement for parents.

October 6, 2021

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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR CHILD WITH DISABILITIES IS BULLIED

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Dr. Tyler Sexton, a physician who has cerebral palsy, discusses the link between disabilities and bullying, and explains how parents can strengthen a disabled child before bullying occurs, recognize if their disabled child is being bullied, and respond to the child and others in a healthy and Christ-like way.

October 6, 2021

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HOW TO RESPOND WHEN YOUR KIDS ARE BULLIED

Children

Parents can help their kids break out of the bullying cycle.

October 6, 2021

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CORRECTING YOUR PRESCHOOL CHILD’S BULLYING BEHAVIOR

Children

How can we stop our preschooler from bullying other kids? Our 4-year-old is a bright and loving child, but he’s also quite strong willed. His teachers have already talked to us several times about his uncooperative behavior — interrupting, ignoring instructions, etc. But now something more serious has happened. He recently pushed one student to the ground and hit two others. His only explanation was that these boys weren’t his friends and weren’t doing what he wanted! We don’t allow this kind of behavior at home, but how can we make sure that he’ll follow our instructions when Mom and Dad are not around?

October 6, 2021

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MEAN KIDS

Children

Equip your kids to take a stand against bullying!

October 6, 2021

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WHEN TEENS LOSE HOPE

Children

If your teens seem depressed or hopeless and you worry that their actions may lead to self-harm, here are some ideas for bringing hope into their situation.

September 28, 2021

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WHAT CHILDREN EXPERIENCE (AND HOW TO HELP)

Children

What your child needs from you in order to heal after divorce.

September 27, 2021

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BUILDING FAMILY IDENTITY

Children

Families who nurture shared time, traditions and values create a sense of belonging that helps kids thrive.

September 17, 2021

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GOD MADE IT ALL

Children

Learn how to teach kids about God’s creation and offer examples for intelligent design.

September 14, 2021

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INSTILLING MORAL VALUES IN CHILDREN

Children

What’s the best way to teach young children the difference between right and wrong, good and evil, and appropriate and inappropriate behavior? We understand the importance of early spiritual training, and we’ve been praying with our child and reading her Bible stories ever since she was old enough to listen and understand. But the challenge of instilling practical moral values seems more difficult. How would you approach this with a child in the elementary grades?

September 14, 2021