Ages and Stages

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Three Times a Day to Intentionally Connect With Your Child

Consider mornings, mealtimes and bedtime as opportunities for making a heart connection with your child. And trust that God, in His sovereignty, will fill the gaps in between.

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Smartphones for Smart Families

Smartphones for Smartfamilies

We advise against giving your children a phone if you are not ready to have a conversation with them about it multiple times a week for multiple years.

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Preparing Your Teen for LGBT Discussions

Questions to Ask Your Teen About LGBT Issues

A list of questions to help you engage your teens about their beliefs on LGBT issues.

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Preparing Your Teen for LGBT Discussions

Preparing Your Teen for LGBT Discussions

Five steps to prepare them to withstand peer pressure, stand with the truth, and display the love of Christ.

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Establishing Dating Guidelines for Your Teen

In the fading twilight, the headlights of an approaching car reminded Bill to reach for the dashboard and turn on his lights. As the horde of rush-hour cars streamed by,…

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Helping Your Teenage Daughter Become a Woman

Here are five questions to consider as you seek to help your daughter grow in godliness.

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5 Strategies to Win the Battle for Your Teen’s Heart

The arsenal of weapons employed against this generation of teens is unmatched in human history.

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Even Toddlers Can Memorize Scripture

If toddlers can memorize favorite songs and stories, why not help them learn the Word of God?

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Should You Provide a Financial Bailout for Your Adult Children

Before you rush to fix your child’s problem, ask yourself whether you are truly helping him or her.

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30 Tips for Raising Middle Schoolers

Quick advice regarding various areas of your child’s life.

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Q&A: Should Children See Parents Argue?

Kids learn how to resolve conflict by watching us do it.

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Setting Boundaries for Your Teens

Helping your children learn to live within limits.

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Setting Standards for Your Family About Substance Use

Form convictions that you can hold with integrity as you shape the life of your child.

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Potty Training a Strong-Willed Child

You must set the rules and the boundaries, not your toddler.

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Q&A: Babysitter Blues

How can we break our 3-year-old of throwing tantrums when the sitter comes over?

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How Do I Teach My Kids to Handle Peer Pressure?

Dennis and Barbara Rainey, parenting, ages and stages, teens

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Freedom: The Teen Addiction

Learn why freedom is so important to teens and how to help them channel that freedom without causing a revolution.

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Helping Your Child Resist Peer Pressure

In order to teach our children, we parents must embrace three core convictions.

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Helping Your Child Set Wise Standards on Substance Abuse

There are three critical tasks that parents must personally embrace before helping their children.

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4 Countercultural Tips on Dating

Few things occupy the hearts and minds of modern young people more than dating relationships. Having a boyfriend or girlfriend strokes a lot of core needs. First, it strokes the need for…

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Do You Know What Your Kids Are Up To?

Your kids need you to hold them accountable in the area of dating.

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The Tidal Wave of Media and Todays Teens

Since we live in a media-driven world, how can we stay on top of the media?

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Warning: Tween With an Attitude!

God used this volatile time in my daughter’s life to teach me a lesson, too.

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’13 Reasons Why’ and the Tragedy of Teen Suicide

The popular Netflix series seeks to address a worthy issue, but it has some troubling flaws.

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4 Reasonable Concerns About ‘13 Reasons Why’

Observations about the Netflix series from a junior high teacher.

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Driving Privileges and Your Teen

Four lessons from a mom and dad who have been there.

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Protecting Your Teen From the Busyness Trap

Children must be taught that cutting others down in any way is repulsive because every person is made in the image of God.

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Conquering Cut-Downs Between Your Children

Children must be taught that cutting others down in any way is repulsive because every person is made in the image of God.

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Before the Hormones Hit

Don’t waste the incredible opportunity you have during the “golden years” to prepare your children for adolescence.

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Becoming a Cyber Savvy Parent

Your kids know all about the latest phone and internet technologies. So do pornographers. Donna Rice Hughes talks about the importance of protecting your children.

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