Parenting

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By now you probably know that drugs and alcohol present an insidious threat to your children. But did you know that you are the crucial element in preventing your children from suffering the harm...
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You should be communicating reliable information about drinking and drugs as soon as possible, even in your children's preschool years. One day Tony, a father I had been talking to, asked me the...
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As you educate yourself about drugs and alcohol, you will feel more capable when talking to your child about the issue. Parents who want their children to listen to them must be able to deliver a...
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What are the factors that influence kids to try drugs or avoid them? Several factors can exert a significant influence on who will and who won't try drugs: Attractiveness of drugs Smoking and...
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Early in the morning of July 25, 1990, I became something God has always been — a father. It happened again two, seven and 10 years later when my other children came along. Now I spend my days...
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“But I don’t want to do cricket.” My 17-year-old son, Josh, interrupted my lecture. I was explaining for the third time that I expected him to pick an extracurricular activity. We faced off in the...
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Before the industrial revolution, fathers often worked side-by-side with their sons and instructed their children in spiritual values. When industrialisation took over the American landscape, fathers...
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Sometimes, a parent needs to set his own lifestyle aside and take advantage of the opportunities we have to spend quality time with our kids. "Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in...
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God doesn’t expect parents to get everything right. But He expects us to keep trying! "As you know, we consider blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job's perseverance and have seen...
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Fathers must recognise and exercise the "Power of Permission," a vital discipline not only for the child's development but also for the parents' peace of mind! Fathers, do not exasperate your...
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Training up a child in the way he/she should go doesn't mean ignoring their natural gifts. Take time to understand and perceive your child's ways, so that you may guide them to be who they are meant...
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God's Word clearly indicates that fathers bring power to the parenting relationship. As I watched the movie with my children, there were the usual suspects: a cute little girl, a dog and a father who...