Stepfamily life often includes kids with two homes. Ron Deal's panel discussion on this episode gives valuable tips on how parents can help create smooth transitions and a secure environment when kids move between homes.
In the Bible patience means "long-suffering." Dave and Ann Wilson, with Bob Lepine, explain why patient parenting is so important.
Adoption hasn't been an easy journey for the Douglass family. Judy Douglass shares the realities of raising a rebellious child, and how she continues to be amazed at God's continued work in Josh's life.
Judy Douglass, tells how she and her husband, Steve, came to foster and then adopt a 12-year-old boy named Josh. She tells how their home life turned upside down once he became part of their family.
Does your childhood, or previous relationships, ever creep into your current ones? Ron Deal is talking with USA Today best-selling author Tricia Goyer on this topic.
Mike Berry gives an honest look at the challenging side of adoption. Berry tells parents considering adoption that their number one need is for education and community, and promises there will be hardship alongside the joy.
Mike Berry tells what led him and his wife to pursue adoption and foster parenting. Berry encourages couples to adopt if they feel led, but warns them that at some point they will feel like they are running into a wall.
Kristen Welch gives seven reasons parents overindulge their children, which results in kids who feel entitled.
Kristen Welch tells how she and her husband nipped their child's entitlement mentality in the bud after a fun family outing to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Brian and Angela Haynes, author of the book, "Relentless Parenting," remind parents that their teens are not adults.
Pastor Brian Haynes and his wife, Angela, explain what it means to relentlessly pursue your teen's heart. Angela recalls one tense time between her and her daughter after a family move.
Phil Waldrep gives parents several practical steps they can take when dealing with a prodigal son or daughter.
Phil Waldrep explains the motives behind the various types of prodigals.
Phil Waldrep reassures parents that they aren't to blame for their child's rebellion but there are things they can do to lower the risk.
Nina Roesner and Debbie Hitchcock talk about the importance of communicating respectfully with your teen.
Jim Subers talks to parents about rebellious and hurting teens. Jim explains that many troubled teens are just looking for answers and have believed lies about themselves and God.
Do you have a child that's out of control? We want you to know there's hope. Jim Subers, President of Shelterwood explains why it's getting more and more difficult to raise children today.
Dealing with a child who makes the same request over and over again.
Combing the day for things you’re thankful for can replace your old way of seeing the world.
Recognizing the roots in sin can head off disputes before they start.
Conflict has been around as long as there have been children, but what do you do when your children aren't getting along? We have 25 suggestions.
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Practical tips for relieving some of the natural rivalry between siblings and helping them to develop an appreciation for one another.
As we raised our six children, Barbara and I had many opportunities to train them to get along with each other.
Because teens are trying to figure out who they are, what they are supposed to do, and what’s expected of them, all of these issues focus on the big me.
Here are three convictions to build into your child’s life.
You need to give your child the freedom to express frustration or dissatisfaction, but train him how to do this respectfully—and at the proper time.
As you face some of life’s most challenging issues with your child, do not forget that love ultimately changes a person’s life.
Do your kids feel safe telling you their innermost thoughts and feelings?
Do your child’s persistent pleas find you giving in to his requests?