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WHAT CHILDREN EXPERIENCE (AND HOW TO HELP)

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

September 27, 2021

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BUILDING FAMILY IDENTITY

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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

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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

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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

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BEDTIME RITUALS

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Is bedtime a problem at your home? Here are a few suggestions for creating a better bedtime routine.

September 9, 2021

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4 EASY WAYS TO IMPROVE THE WAY YOU DISCIPLINE

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As you correct your kids in their behavior, they need to hear four messages that affirm them and show them of your love and care.

September 8, 2021

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DO YOUR KIDS KNOW HOW TO HANDLE THEIR EMOTIONS?

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The emotional health of children in our culture may be declining. Here’s what you can do for your kids.

September 7, 2021

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CONTROL VERSUS RESPONSIBILITY

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Understanding the differences between control, responsibility and liability — and how those nudge parents to try controlling teens.

September 7, 2021

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RAISING CHILDREN ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM

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Parenting kids with a variety of special needs is certainly challenging, yet Katie Lundquist has found ways to work with all of them – including those on the autism spectrum. Most of all, she’s learned to be a student of each one of her children.

September 5, 2021

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PUNISHMENT VERSUS DISCIPLINE

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An effective parent has to learn the difference between punishment and discipline.

September 3, 2021

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HOW TO HELP YOUR FAMILY GET BETTER SLEEP: 10 STEPS

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Good sleep is essential to maintaining physical, emotional, spiritual and social health. Unfortunately, many people are seriously sleep deprived. Dr. Meg Meeker discusses the benefits of getting good sleep and some of the potential problems parents and kids may experience if they don’t get enough rest at night.

August 31, 2021

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HELP YOUR CHILD EAT HEALTHY

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

August 31, 2021

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LESS SCREAM TIME

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Help young child understand how to work through their emotions instead of screaming or throwing tantrums.

August 24, 2021

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THE BASICS OF ATTACHMENT AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

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This article explains the difference between bonding and attachment, how attachment relates to forming healthy relationships, and what parents can do to foster secure attachment for healthy growth and development.

August 23, 2021

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THE VALUE OF CHRISTIAN FRIENDS

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Teens tend to attract friends who share similar values, and you can encourage them to do so.

August 11, 2021

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HOW DO YOU RESPOND TO YOUR CHILD’S SUSPECTED PORN USE?

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There have been countless times I’ve had to respond to a parent’s pleas for help after they have just discovered their child has viewed pornography.

August 10, 2021

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4 STEPS TO TEACHING YOUR CHILD EMOTIONAL CONTROL

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With your guidance and practice, your kids can learn to control their emotions. Here are four steps for helping your children regain the upper hand when intense emotions threaten to spiral out of control.

July 28, 2021

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6 WAYS TO HELP YOUR HIGHLY SENSITIVE CHILD THRIVE

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Parenting sensitive children is a tremendous privilege and responsibility. Here are six ways that we can help our highly sensitive child thrive through our parenting.

July 15, 2021

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CONVERSATION AND CHILDHOOD BRAIN DEVELOPMENT

Children

Here are 5 ways to help you create an environment of healthy dialogue with your kids.

June 30, 2021

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WHAT IS HOMESCHOOLING AND IS IT RIGHT FOR ME?

Children

Let’s be honest: Homeschooling isn’t for everyone. Here is a look at what homeschooling is, and several ways to determine if it’s best for your family.

June 23, 2021

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3 WAYS TO HELP YOUR CHILD DEAL WITH PEER PRESSURE

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Peer pressure is real. Help your kids spot peer pressure, gain tools to deal with it, and be strong enough to deal with someone’s reaction to hearing “no.”

April 7, 2021

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GRIEF AND LOSS: KNOWING WHEN KIDS NEED TO TALK

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Take the time to help your children process worry, grief and loss

April 7, 2021

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WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT FAITH

Children

Dispel three myths about faith that your children might believe and help them understand what faith is and the nature of this gift that comes from God.

March 15, 2021

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WHAT IS FAITH?

Children

Help kids understand what faith — a God-given gift — really is!

March 15, 2021

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6 WAYS TO DEVELOP SELF-CONFIDENCE AND POSITIVE SELF-IMAGE IN CHILDREN

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These six steps can help you to build self-confidence and a positive self-image in your children.

March 5, 2021

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NAVIGATING A TOXIC CULTURE WITH YOUR DAUGHTER (Part 1 of 2)

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Dr. Meg Meeker explains how parents can shape their daughter’s character and faith so that she can successfully navigate our culture’s most difficult challenges, which include the toxic elements associated with social media, feminism, sexual identity, and more. (Part 1 of 2)

March 4, 2021

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HOW TO START THE CONVERSATION WITH YOUR KIDS ABOUT SUICIDE

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Often teens struggle with putting words to their frustrations, fears, anxieties and sadness. Over time, those unprocessed feelings can lead to depression and even suicide. Is it time you had a conversation with your kids?

February 25, 2021

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CONNECTING WITH YOUR EMOTIONAL TEENS

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When you have an emotional teen, there are three things that your teen may need from you.

February 18, 2021

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BUILDING A DEEPER CONNECTION BETWEEN KIDS AND THEIR GRANDPARENTS

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How my family fostered a deeper connection between our kids and their grandparents

December 2, 2020

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GO AHEAD – LET YOUR KIDS GRADE YOUR PARENTING

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Focus on the Family President Jim Daly shares about asking his kids to grade his parenting. When done right, this can be a meaningful and growing experience for you and your kids.

December 2, 2020

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SIMPLE STRATEGIES FOR EFFECTIVE DISCIPLINE

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Who runs your home? Is it you or your child? Use these simple strategies from Dr. Kevin Leman to help you parent your child to be more respectful and well behaved. 

December 2, 2020

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PARENTING A CHILD AFFECTED BY A TRAUMATIC EVENT

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While it’s hard to reconcile the image of a loving, righteous God in the midst of tragic loss, we parents need to stay focused on the sovereignty of God.

December 2, 2020

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FUN AND FAITH ACTIVITIES FOR CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS

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Enjoy simple activities that are filled with fun and faith and can help bring your family closer together during the Christmas season.

December 2, 2020

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ENCOURAGING SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT IN CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

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Raising your child with special needs well is a marathon, not a sprint. Teaching social and behavioral skills will take time and energy.

December 2, 2020

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MAKING MEANINGFUL MEMORIES

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December 2, 2020

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IGNITE YOUR CHILD’S LOVE FOR JESUS

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FaithLaunch isn’t the only method for introducing your child to Jesus. But it’s a good way to do it without pressuring your child, exhausting yourself or upending your family’s schedule.

December 2, 2020

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COMMON CHILDHOOD FEARS

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Many children experience a variety of fears. Everything from imaginary monsters to images on television can evoke anxiety. Here are creative ways to help relieve some common childhood fears.

December 2, 2020