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“QUALITY TIME” VS. “QUANTITY TIME” IN PARENTING

Parenting

Is the quality of time I spend with my family more important than the quantity?

September 27, 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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HOW TO ENGAGE A TEEN WRESTLING WITH FAITH

Faith

Has your teen decided to “give up the faith”? Get insight into how parents can engage with their prodigals.

September 20, 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

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GET YOUR KIDS TO TALK TO YOU

Parenting

Develop a conversational approach to parenting.

September 9, 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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HELP YOUR KIDS DISCOVER WHAT THEY’RE GOOD AT

Parenting

Children need to discover an ability or a skill they can be good at and achieve competence. And it’s our job as parents to help them find it.

September 3, 2021

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RAISING HEALTHY, RESILIENT KIDS

Parenting

Unconditional love coupled with positive discipline is helpful for raising healthy resilient kids.

September 3, 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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PARENTING WITH INTENTIONALITY

Parenting

Intentionality in parenting means making a purposeful decision to spend time connecting with your kids. Read how intentionality is one of the seven traits for effective parenting.

August 31, 2021

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DOES PARENTING MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

Parenting

At some point, most parent wonders if they’re making a difference in their kids’ lives.

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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15 TIPS FOR TAKING CARE OF A NEWBORN BABY

Parenting

Find great tips about the care and well-being of newborns from moms and dads who have been in your shoes.

July 23, 2021

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THE DISCIPLINE CHECKUP

Faith

Bill explained that discipline comes from the root word disciple and means “to teach or to coach.” It means teaching appropriate and biblical thinking and behavior.

July 19, 2021

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WHY PARENTS WANT TO CONTROL THEIR TEENS

Parenting

If whitewater rafting were just a matter of floating downstream, it wouldn’t be much of an adventure. So it is with the journey to adulthood. Just as every interesting river contains rocks and waterfalls and “strainers” that threaten to trap you underwater, the path you and your teen are trying to navigate includes some hefty obstacles.

July 16, 2021

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6 WAYS TO HELP YOUR HIGHLY SENSITIVE CHILD THRIVE

Children

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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A SINGLE DAD: UNPLUGGED

Parenting

Read about one man’s decision to put his kids first.

June 16, 2021

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SELF-CARE FOR MUMS IS ESSENTIAL

Emotional Health

Mums, are you busy, stressed, and tired? Take the self-care assessment below to learn what areas of self-care for mums you can strengthen.

June 14, 2021

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3 WAYS TO HELP YOUR CHILD DEAL WITH PEER PRESSURE

Children

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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DISCIPLINING AS A SINGLE PARENT

Parenting

Take a level-headed approach to leading your family.

March 15, 2021

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

Children

 

 

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)

Children

 

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

Children

 

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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5 TIPS FOR CELLPHONE USE

Entertainment

 

 

Creating boundaries in your home for cellphone use.

December 28, 2020

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HEALTHY CELLPHONE BOUNDARIES

Entertainment

 

 

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

December 28, 2020

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WHEN SHOULD YOUR CHILD GET A CELLPHONE?

Entertainment

 

 

Kids want cellphones to connect with peers, build friendships and find a sense of belonging. When is the best time for them to get their first mobile device?

December 28, 2020

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FAMILY MEDIA COMMITMENT

Entertainment

 

 

Consider taking a pledge as a family to honor God with your entertainment choices.

December 28, 2020

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KEEPING THE CASTLE SAFE: HOME NETWORK PROTECTION & YOUR KIDS

Entertainment

 

 

Criminals no longer need to break down the front door and walk into your house to have access to your bank accounts, medical records, even your family photos. They merely need to gain access to your technology. If your castle is not properly defended, these enemies can break in and conquer your kingdom in the blink of an eye.

December 28, 2020

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5 MISTAKES THAT CAN TURN YOUR CHILD INTO A VIDEO GAME JUNKIE

Entertainment

 

 

Avoid these common mistakes to help protect your child from video game addiction.

December 28, 2020

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BUILDING A DEEPER CONNECTION BETWEEN KIDS AND THEIR GRANDPARENTS

Advice

 

 

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

December 2, 2020

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SIMPLE BUT DELIGHTFUL THINGS TO DO WITH GRANDKIDS

Grandparents

 

 

Are you looking for things do you do with your grandkids? Try these creative ways to build memories and enjoy each other even more.

December 2, 2020

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GRANDPARENTS AS ROLE MODELS

Grandparents

 

 

Grandparents can be role models for their grandchildren. Creative grandparents model morals, gender and values. Grandchildren often look to their grandparents for how life is to be lived.

December 2, 2020

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December 2, 2020

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GRANDPARENTING ACROSS THE MILES

Grandparents

 

 

If a grandparent and grandchild want to remain connected, they have to find creative ways to carry on their relationship across the miles, but it can be done successfully.

December 2, 2020

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7 ESSENTIALS FOR GRANDPARENTING YOUR GRANDKIDS

Grandparents

 

 

Passing on faith to our grandkids is our duty before God. He commands us as grandparents to teach two generations, not just one.

December 2, 2020

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GO AHEAD – LET YOUR KIDS GRADE YOUR PARENTING

Children

 

 

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

Children

 

 

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

Children

 

 

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

Children

 

 

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

Children

 

 

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

Children

 

 

December 2, 2020

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IGNITE YOUR CHILD’S LOVE FOR JESUS

Children

 

 

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

Children

 

 

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