Parenting

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How often do you talk to your kids? I don’t mean the routine, plan-as-you-go discussions about who should empty the dishwasher and who’s going where after school. I mean the discussions that really...
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“But Dad! You never listen to me!” Sound familiar? If so, you probably have a teenager in your house. Teenagers often complain that parents don’t listen—and sometimes they’re right! As parents, it’s...
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Our guest today will be a familiar voice to many of you – especially if you’re a regular listener of Focus. He’s a husband, father of 6, author, speaker, and is heard in thousands of radio stations...
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Is it possible to practice a deep sense of awe and an attitude of gratitude in the ordinary moments of marriage? Something sacred happens every year when my husband, Chris, and I get away, just the...
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How much control does, or should, a parent have over an adult child? “My son and daughter-in-law have betrayed my wife and me, and we’re having a hard time dealing with it.” This bitter confession...
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Relating to controlling in-laws is one of the trickiest problems a marriage can face. Since we no longer have a traditional rite of passage in which a young person officially enters adulthood,...
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Dr. Bill Maier addresses the issue of in-law relationships, drawing boundaries, and help for when a family member drops in uninvitedly. How Do We Establish Boundaries With a Controlling Relative?...
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Deb Hopper has been an Occupational Therapist for 20 years and is the founder of Life Skills 4 Kids based on the Mid North Coast of NSW. She helps children overcome sensory and emotional issues, and...
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If you’re experiencing the loss of a prodigal son or daughter who isn’t currently in touch with you, you probably feel helpless. Here are some ways to understand a prodigal child and find hope if you...
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Natasha Crain gives you the tools you need to build that foundation by conveying the most crucial facts about Jesus. You’ll learn some tips and tools to take a deep-dive into faith conversations to...
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It’s that magical time, late Christmas Eve. The family is all home, the gifts are sparkling under the tree and the Christmas lights shine colourfully from green boughs. My sisters and I curl up in...
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Are you looking for ideas to help keep your children focused on the reason for the Christmas season? Sometimes it’s the small things that help us find Jesus during the Christmas season — a smile from...