Parenting

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Lauren Reitsema experienced divorce first-hand when her parents separated after almost 20 years of marriage. Drawing from her own experience, Lauren will help parents and stepparents uncover common...
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As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? – Sherry Turkle As parents, we love the ease of technology. It allows us keep in touch with our kids – instantly. We can even...
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A recent study by George Barnard noted that only 40 % of millennials and Gen Z’s feel hopeful about the future and only 33 % feel deeply cared for by those around them. Quality conversations with our...
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Learning about sexting involving your teenager can seem frightening and overwhelming. Read more to discover some of the dangers surrounding sexting, relevant terminology, and repercussions. Finally,...
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We at Focus firmly believe that parents are the primary disciplers of their children. For fathers of faith with young children, reading bible stories making them fun and come alive is part of the...
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It’s hard to watch your kids go through tough times, but struggle is an important part of growing up.   We’re all tempted to shelter our kids from grief and heartache, but life isn’t always easy, so...
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Suicide has a devastating impact on families and finding hope and healing in Christ is essential for those reeling after a sudden loss. Rita Schulte and Jean Daly share about losing a loved one and...
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As parents we want our kids to have happy, loving lives. As a society we need kids who are capable of thinking and acting beyond themselves to help others also. Today’s guest is Susy Lee, award...
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When you pick your battles well, you continue to build your relationship with your teen. Here’s how. As a counsellor who works with teens and their parents, I often receive calls in which parents...
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We parents are forced to help our families manoeuvre tragic news more and more often. Consider news about COVID-19, other viruses and their impacts; wars and threats of war; climate change and...
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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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The next time you feel like lecturing your teenager, why not stop and ask them a few questions instead? Their answers may surprise you.    Ask your teen, “How does it feel when I lecture you?” Then...