Challenges

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Series

Decision-Making

Training children to make their own good decisions takes time and intentionality. 

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Article

Mothering When Life Gets Hard

Kara Tippetts

Kara Tippett on shepherding the hearts of our children amid the stress of life.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Understanding Teen Depression and Suicide (Part 2 of 2)

Best-selling author Dr. Gregory Jantz offers practical advice for helping parents whose teens may be dealing with depression. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Understanding Teen Depression and Suicide (Part 1 of 2)

Best-selling author Dr. Gregory Jantz offers practical advice for helping parents whose teens may be dealing with depression. (Part 1 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Finding Hope in the Midst of Raising Troubled Kids (Part 2 of 2)

Tom and Dena Yohe discuss the struggles they experienced with their troubled teen daughter Renee, who suffered from depression, substance abuse and self-injury. The couple talks about the difficult path to their family's healing and recovery, and offers hope to other parents of wayward teens. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Finding Hope in the Midst of Raising Troubled Kids (Part 1 of 2)

Tom and Dena Yohe discuss the struggles they experienced with their troubled teen daughter Renee, who suffered from depression, substance abuse and self-injury. The couple talks about the difficult path to their family's healing and recovery, and offers hope to other parents of wayward teens. (Part 1 of 2)

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Article

Raising Engaged Citizens

Carrie Gordon Earll

Five ways to model social involvement for the next generation

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Article

Protect Your Kids from Negative Influences

Bill Maier

Get tips to help you be a proactive parent during turbulent times.

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Article

Tween Attraction

various authors

Get ideas for how to parent your kids when they find that they are attracted to someone of the opposite sex.

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Article

Talking With Tweens About Marijuana

Sarah Hilgendorf

Help get kids thinking critically about why avoiding marijuana and other drugs is a smart, healthy choice. The goal is to avoid scare tactics while still sharing facts.



 

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Article

Exercise for Young and Old

various authors

Enjoy using these creative ways to integrate exercise into your and your children's daily routines.

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Series

Boy-Girl Attraction

Attraction between boys and girls is often innocent, but kids need to know how to respond appropriately to the opposite sex.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Trusting God Through an Adverse Diagnosis in Pregnancy

Brandon and Brittany Buell offer hope to expectant and new parents of disabled children as they share their moving story of raising their toddler son, Jaxon, who was born with part of his skull and most of his brain missing as a result of a rare medical condition.

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Article

Work: The Payoff Beyond the Paycheck

Joshua Becker

We work hard to provide for our families and to model a strong work ethic. Our kids see our dedication, but do they know what we're working for?

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Series

Time for Bed

Get fresh ideas for how to get your children to go to bed and stay there until they fall asleep.

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Article

Getting Them to Sleep

various authors

Consider these ideas for getting kids to go to bed and stay in bed.

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Article

Bedtime Rituals

Archibald D. Hart

Is bedtime a problem at your home? Here are a few suggestions for creating a better bedtime routine.

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Article

Help Your Child Eat Healthy

various authors

Help your kids want to eat better so they'll be prepared for a successful day.

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Series

Life Skills

Your goal is to help your child become an independent adult. To do that, you child needs to learn a few important life skills.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Helping Your Child Deal With Bullies

Best-selling author Nancy Rue, who has written extensively about the subject of bullying, offers hope and practical suggestions to parents who are seeking to prevent their child from being bullied.

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Article

Mean Girls

Nancy Rue

Empower your tween to respond gracefully when confronted by "mean girls" and seek adult help if she finds herself being bullied.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

When Your Child Struggles With Their Sexual Identity (Part 2 of 2)

Ann Mobley offers guidance and encouragement to parents who are struggling with their child's homosexuality. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

When Your Child Struggles With Their Sexual Identity (Part 1 of 2)

Ann Mobley offers guidance and encouragement to parents who are struggling with their child's homosexuality. (Part 1 of 2)

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