Parenting

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Your child is has spread his wings and is prepared to leave the nest, but are YOU ready? A mother of six, Marci Seither reminds you to breathe and trust God, as you launch your child into the world....
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When your children are little, you can wrap them in your arms. But when they grow up, sometimes all you can do is wrap them in your prayers. How Jodie Berndt learned to trust God with her adult...
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What do you do when your child talks back, or embarrasses you? Raising your voice and threatening won’t work. Author and speaker Ginger Hubbard provides a better way to deal with negative conduct in...
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Having issues with your in-laws? There’s hope! Deb DeArmond and Jenny Coffeya, mother-in-law and daughter-in-law share how they’ve set boundaries and maintained peace with both their family and their...
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Grandparents can be a powerful influence for faith and spiritual growth in the family. You’ll receive encouragement from Glen and Ellen Schuknecht to share God’s love, and inspire and equip children...
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Your child is suddenly depressed and withdrawn. Maybe he’s dealing with a bully. Jonathan McKee recalls his own childhood bullies and offers you hope and ways to help your child to handle bullying....
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Your child is suddenly depressed and withdrawn. Maybe he’s dealing with a bully. Jonathan McKee recalls his own childhood bullies and offers you hope and ways to help your child to handle bullying....
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Good communication with teens is vital during conflict. When we asked 5,000 adults what they wished their parents had done differently during times of conflict, they gave these three responses most...
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Previous article in this series: Unhealthy ways to argue As you can see, withdrawal, escalation, invalidation, and negative beliefs foster anger and destroy both the parent's and the teen's love if...
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Previous article in the series: The right way to communicate during conflict Once you and your teen have heard and understood each other using drive-thru talking, it's time to pursue solutions to...
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Previous article in this series: Effective communication with your teen Attempts at communication between parents and teens can be extremely frustrating for both parties. Unfortunately, many families...
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Previous article in this series: Finding the best solution to any conflict When the Smalley kids were teens and large conflicts came up within our family, we tried to follow the next eight steps as...