Relationships

Smiling father watching son who is concentrating on sawing a piece of wood

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Be a DIY Dad

Jay Payleitner

It's not just about the stilts. It's about your relationship with your kids.

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Illustration of a dad leaning close and talking earnestly with his son

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What Every Dad Should Tell His Son

Byron Yawn

Tell your boys these three things to help equip them for life.

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Daughter smiling up at her dad in a forest setting

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Time Alone With Your Kids

Kevin Steely

Dads, be the highlight of your kid's week by spending attentive 1:1 time with them!

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A family of six gathered around a coffee table and smiling.

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Reinventing Family Night

various authors

Enjoy these fun ideas for spending time together as a family!

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Father and son hugging

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The Moments We Nearly Miss

Jim Daly

Seize unexpected opportunities to make memories.

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Jar of marbles

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What Are You Doing This Weekend?

Jim Daly

Remember the significance of spending time together.

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Illustration of two miniature children being placed into a moving box

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Moving... Again

Jocelyn Green

Develop tactics for helping your kids adjust to another family move.

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Tim Sisarich's face

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Family: What's the Point?

Tim Sisarich and Pam Woody

One man journeys around the world in search of God's plan for family.

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A family praying in a tree house

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Building Family Identity

Jim Burns

Families who nurture shared time, traditions and values create a sense of belonging that helps kids thrive.

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Military father adjusting his watch so the time on his and his son's watch match

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Life on the Home Front

Ellie Kay

Help your kids cope when Dad is away.

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happy young mother hugging her little son

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Do Your Kids Feel Valued?

Jill Savage and Kathy Koch

Sometimes children feel like projects their parents are trying to finish or problems they're trying to solve. If your kids feel this way, here's how you can turn that around.

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Illustration of a neighborhood with all of the people cheerfully helping each other.

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Neighborly Days

various authors

Build community through simple acts of kindness.

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Sadie Robertson

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Parenting a Shy Sadie Robertson

Sheila Seifert

With her parents' help, Sadie Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” fame moved past her fear and anxiety to walk in a confidence that comes from God.

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Summer Adventure Kits

Focus on the Family Magazine

Are you looking for ways to spend time with your kids this summer, even as you both grow in faith and knowledge of the Bible?

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Portrait of multicultural family

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A Double Dose of Variety

Gareth Morgan and Michael Ridgeway

Raising kids in an intercultural home has many benefits.

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Get Your Kids to Talk to You

Mary E. DeMuth

Develop a conversational approach to parenting.

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Autumn leaves arranged as an owl, hedgehog, squirrel and turkey

Series

Exploring the Seasons

What can you do with your children to help them explore their world each season?

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Two brothers playing together on the floor

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Sibling Cooperation

various authors

Yes, siblings can get along. Here are some tips for training your children to support each other and treat each other well.

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Older brother and younger sister making faces at each other

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Encouraging Siblings to Get Along

Cynthia Tobias

Foster your children's relationships with each other so they can learn to appreciate what makes each sibling unique.

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A family sits down together, three generations, for a Sunday dinner

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Sunday Dinner With the Family

Karen Ehman

If you are fortunate enough to have extended family living nearby, why not resurrect the often-overlooked tradition of a family meal?

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A granddaughter is giving hr grandmother a wrapped present

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Making Gifts for Grandma

Lori Stanley Roeleveld

Making gifts for our extended family has created even more meaningful relationships.

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An older woman side-hugging a child

Series

Linking the Generations

Kids need relationship with the elderly as much as the elderly need to interact with them. Here are some ways to connect these two generations.

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Illustration of an elderly woman in a wheel chair throwing a shoe at a mother and her son.

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Valuing the Elderly

Cindy M. Jones

Teach your children that everyone deserves to be affirmed, valued and appreciated

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