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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

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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

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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

Children

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

Children

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?

Children

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

Children

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

Children

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

Children

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

Children

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

Children

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

Children

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

Children

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?

Children

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

Children

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

Children

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