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The 7 Traits of Effective Parenting

This is a simple framework of seven powerful traits that will help you grow in your parenting journey, and be the most effective parent you can be. As you grow in these seven traits, you can impart these same traits to your kids. The Seven Traits of Effective Parenting, written by Danny Huerta, Vice President of the Parenting and Youth department, are well researched, based on the foundations provided through Scripture, enriched by years of application in family counselling settings, as well as the great research surrounding the authoritative style of parenting.

What can you expect from this assessment?

  • Knowledge about areas where you are strong as a parent
  • Learning more about areas where you can grow as a parent
  • Support for being an intentional parent

Where Do I Go From Here?
Once you’ve taken the 7 Traits of Effective Parenting Assessment, you’ll have a good idea of what your strengths are as a parent, and what might be areas you can grow in. Click on individual traits here to find out more information and begin your journey of becoming the parent God is calling you to be.

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Focus on Marriage Assessment

Based on research and experience from Dr Greg (Vice President of Family Ministries) and Erin Smalley, Focus on the Family has created valid and reliable questions that evaluate the strength of 12 essential traits of your marriage— areas such as communication, conflict, and commitment.

The assessment is free and takes about 10 minutes to complete.

Who should take the assessment?

The questions are designed for married couples. Every marriage has areas that are working well and areas that could use improvement. If you want to identify your strengths and find tools to help you grow, this assessment is for you.

How does it work?

  • Each spouse takes the free assessment individually (about 10 minutes).
  • Review your report at the end of the assessment.
  • Discuss the report with your spouse, affirm your strengths and consider ways to address weaknesses.

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