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How to Help Your Adult Child Cope with Grief

Children

I’ve found that ultimately, even when my children want to be respected as an adult, they also crave the comfort of a parent.

May 31, 2023

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How To Help Your Teen Overcome Anxiety or Depression

Children

Our kids need to know they are loved, worthy, valued and created on purpose for a purpose. Their difficulty in overcoming anxiety or depression does not define them.

May 22, 2023

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Build Your Child’s Confidence Through Chores

Children

Children build their self-confidence through learning small, real life skills.

May 18, 2023

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Magic in Media: Harmless Fantasy?

Children

Understanding our children’s mental and spiritual development plays an important role in how they will interpret the worldview presented in today’s media.

May 18, 2023

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The Power of a Mother’s Love

Children

A mother’s love needs to be given unconditionally to establish trust and a firm foundation of emotional intimacy in a child’s life.

May 16, 2023

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Practicing Generosity as a Family

Children

Money can have a strong hold over us. Giving it away breaks that hold.

May 9, 2023

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IS CHILDHOOD TRAUMA IMPACTING YOUR MARRIAGE?

Children

Each person comes to their wedding with a unique set of life experiences and levels of childhood trauma that impact the marriage relationship.

May 9, 2023

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How Do I Keep My Anxiety from Affecting My Parenting?

Children

Addressing anxiety in your parenting can be difficult. But there are ways to practically and appropriately manage your anxiety and stress to serve and love your family well.

May 5, 2023

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How to Deal With Bullying

Children

How to know if your child is being bullied, and what to do if your child is the one bullying others.

April 26, 2023

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Let’s Help Our Kids Manage Money Well

Children

“As a young person, I didn’t realize the impact that early financial habits would have on my future,” says the author in this book excerpt. Join him on a journey of personal discovery and learn about practical and biblical lessons for wise money management.

April 21, 2023

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Prevent the Sexualization of Your Daughter

Children

The sexualization of young girls has numerous effects on mental health, identity, and sexuality. However, as a a parent, you can positively shape your daughter’s development throughout the critical ages and stages of her life.

April 20, 2023

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The Dangerous Trend of Manifesting and Witchcraft on Social Media

Children

Manifesting your dreams is a dangerous trend sweeping through our schools and social media. Manifesting and setting intentions is witchcraft.

April 4, 2023

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How to Teach Your Kids Patience

Children

Help your kids understand the importance of patience through these age-appropriate activities.

March 31, 2023

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Parenting Adult Children Through Prayer

Children

Spending time in intimate conversation with our Heavenly Father on behalf of our kids can take away the feeling of powerlessness that we sometimes battle. These times spent with God can renew our sense of hope, open our eyes to what God is doing now in our kids’ lives, and impact our interactions with our children.

March 31, 2023

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Witchcraft: What Christian Parents Need to Know

Children

Witchcraft is a difficult subject to broach in Christian circles. Many people are so uncomfortable with it, they don’t even want to discuss it, and don’t believe it is real.

March 22, 2023

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How To Get Your Kids Talking

Children

As a parent, you know each child is different. Some are talkative, some are not. For children to communicate well, we have to take the first steps to teach them.

February 28, 2023

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Grow Together in Faith With Family Prayer

Children

Praying as a family can be much more than a bedtime ritual.

February 28, 2023

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Raising Little Boys

Children

It didn’t take me long to see my little boy acted differently than his five big sisters.

February 27, 2023

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4 Essential Parenting Tips to Raising Responsible Kids

Children

There’s no magic formula to raising children. There are, however, time test principles that help.

February 27, 2023

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Prevent the Sexualization of Your Daughter

Children

The sexualization of young girls has numerous effects on mental health, identity, and sexuality. However, as a a parent, you can positively shape your daughter’s development throughout the critical ages and stages of her life.

February 16, 2023

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Teen Defiance? Look for Emotional Wounds

Children

If you have been wondering, “Why is my good kid, all of a sudden, defiant?” Emotional wounds could be the underlying culprit.

February 16, 2023

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4 Parenting Styles and Effective Child Discipline

Children

How do you get your children to obey, and what should you do when they won’t?

February 10, 2023

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Why Has Astrology Become So Popular With Teens?

Children

Astrology has saturated social media, teens are drawn to it believing it is harmless.

February 10, 2023

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Loving Your Pregnant Teenager

Children

Parenting your pregnant teen is a whole new level of motherhood. It can also be a deepening of your relationship.

January 24, 2023

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Helping Kids Stand Firm While Navigating the Ever-Changing Landscape of Transgenderism

Children

There is a crucial shift in youth culture, and Christian teens need to understand transgenderism as well as how to respond in love and truth.

January 23, 2023

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Are You Protecting Your Kids Enough?

Children

There is a balance in protecting our kids from harm and giving them the freedom to fail, struggle, and the skills to succeed.

January 12, 2023

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What Conscious Parenting Is Missing

Children

What do you know about conscious parenting? Learn more about how this parenting approach and how you can develop a healthy relationship with your child starting with your parenting style.

January 12, 2023

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Kids’ Phone Time Under Control

Children

Phones are everywhere these days. Knowing how to approach phone time for your kids can be tricky. But here are some strategies for how to create a healthy environment for your kids.

January 11, 2023

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Childhood Cancer: God, Hold My Everything

Children

Childhood cancer brought the presence of God in ways they never knew existed.

January 9, 2023

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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 20, 2022

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15 Creative Activities To Do With Kids

Children

There are many creative activities to do with your kids that can bring laughter and a sweet time of bonding. Here are fifteen creative ideas to get you started.

December 12, 2022

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Why is Advent Important?

Children

Why is Advent important? Advent is a time of hope. When we show our children Advent’s profound truths, they receive a higher hope than anything this world can offer.

December 8, 2022

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Go From “Gimme” to Grateful Kids

Children

Teaching children to be grateful and generous is a Christmas gift that can last a lifetime.

December 7, 2022

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Why Authoritative Parenting Doesn’t Fall Short

Children

Does the authoritative parenting style work? Learn more about how this parenting style equips you to discipline and lead your kids well.

November 27, 2022

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Your Best Present is God’s Presence

Children

From God’s perspective, Christmas is the story of a God of love who desires to have a lifelong relationship with you.

November 27, 2022

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Gratitude is Good for a Child’s Health

Children

Gratitude rescues us from the trap of negative thinking and helps us enjoy life more. It is an essential trait for parents to develop in their children as they lead them toward a thriving faith.

November 25, 2022

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6 Ways to Respond to a Strong-Willed Child

Children

Raising strong-willed children can be demanding, but it’s also incredibly gratifying. When taught with patience and firm, loving guidance, they can become life-changing leaders.

November 23, 2022

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November 16, 2022

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10 Ways To Raise Influential Kids

Children

“Children inspire in me a sense of wonder. God created each of us uniquely, designed to change the world for good.” – Mandi Hart

November 10, 2022

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Are Young Kids Influenced to Identify as Transgender?

Children

I’ve been hearing a lot of mixed messages. What are some of the main influences a child to identify as transgender?

October 28, 2022

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Teens and Eating Disorders

Children

Discussing body image and eating disorders is difficult, but it is important to create a safe place for your teens to express what they are going through.

October 26, 2022

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DID YOU MAKE ANY FRIENDS TODAY?’

Children

Does your tween struggle to become comfortable socially? Read about ways to help your children overcome social awkwardness.

October 12, 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.

October 11, 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.

October 10, 2022

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October 10, 2022

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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