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50 Things You Can Say to Make Your Child Feel Great

A list for parents who want their children to know their love and God’s love.

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a surprising antidote for sibling rivalry

A Surprising Antidote for Sibling Rivalry

Teaching your children to help others is a lifetime gift to them and to everyone they encounter.

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Q&A: How do I stop my child from cursing and using inappropriate speech?

Lately my 11-year-old son has been repeating words he heard at school. Sometimes they are curse words, and other times they are just inappropriate. What can I do to stop…

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3 Truths We Need to Teach Our Kids About Being Satisfied

Filling our hearts and minds with the things of God will quench the hunger that the world cannot.

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2 Simple Ways to Teach Respect to Young Children

Training children can be overwhelming, but starting small will build a strong foundation for more lessons to come.

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who's running things around here

Who’s Running Things Around Here?

The undeniable fact is that God expects parents to lead the family.

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teaching your toddler to do chores

Teaching Toddlers to Do Chores

As parents we can grow accustomed to doing everything for our young children and lose the opportunity to teach them responsibility.

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lessons from a basketball coach–the value of selflessness

Lessons From a Basketball Coach: The Value of Selflessness

How the high school coach of NBA star LeBron James teaches his players about the value of serving others.

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teaching kids the difference between discernment and being judgemental

Teaching Kids the Difference Between Discernment and Being Judgmental

We need to help our kids carefully discern good from evil without developing hearts that condemn others.

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31 Questions to Help You Be a Better Parent

Answer these questions with honesty, humility, and dependence on God’s power.

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teaching your children to be a good conversationalist

Teaching Your Children to Be Good Conversationalists

Training our kids to be good conversationalists is an example of living out the second great commandment: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

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if you want to tame your child's tongue, start with your own

If You Want to Tame Your Child’s Tongue, Start With Your Own

One of the greatest gifts we can give our children is disciplined speech.

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murray family code

Murray Family Code

During her interview on FamilyLife Today®, Karis Kimmel Murray describes the “Murray Family Code.” She and her husband developed these rules to emphasize practical and biblical expectations for how family…

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7 Priorities to great parenting

7 Priorities for Great Parenting

If we had only 30 minutes to talk with you, here’s the advice we would pass on.

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teaching your teen to treat the opposite sex with dignity

Teaching Your Teen to Treat the Opposite Sex With Dignity

A few specifics that teenagers need to learn about the opposite sex.

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The Myth of Successful Parenting

No matter how skillful you are, only God is sovereign over your children.

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stop overindulging children

Stop Overindulging Your Children

Advice on how to meet all their needs, but not all their wants.

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Q&A: Teaching Children How to Resolve Conflict

Three suggestions for modeling conflict resolution to your kids.

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Q&A: Financial Planning, Kid Style

What are some ways to teach my children about money?

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Raising Responsible Kids

Help your children take responsibility for their actions.

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Forgiveness Is a Gift of Love

A champion gymnast learns that healing for her troubled relationship with her father takes more than hard work and determination. An excerpt from a new book, Growing Together in Forgiveness.

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The Power of a Parent

By building your child’s character, you can help shape the future.

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Q&A: Teaching Children to Apologize

We need to realize that we are not just asking for an apology, but we are also training their consciences.

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Sleepover Dilemmas

Do your children know what you expect of them when they spend the night with a friend?

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How Well Is Your Child Avoiding the Deceit Trap

Here are some ways to test how well your child is handling the deceit trap.

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Modeling a Commitment to Excellence for Your Children

We need to model and teach a commitment to excellence.

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Modeling Integrity to Your Child

A life of integrity is a life you can trust.

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Teaching Your Child Excellence Through Household Chores

Our children have approached their simple household chores with all the enthusiasm normally expressed for a root canal.

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teaching your children to handle money

Teaching Your Children to Handle Money

You can use all sorts of methods to teach your children how to earn, save, invest, and spend wisely.

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Codys Lesson

When we got out of the car, I could tell I had picked a bad day to bring a little kid to the mall.

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