Challenges

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Parenting the Strong-Willed Child as a Team (Part 2 of 2)

Cynthia Tobias and Jean Daly describe how parents can navigate the frustration and challenges of raising strong-willed children. Our guests also explain how couples can get on the same page in their parenting approach. (Part 2 of 2)

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Strong Willed Child

Kids aren’t one-size-fits-all when it comes to parenting.  You have to give careful thought to each child’s individual personality.  That’s especially true if you have a strong-willed child.

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Parenting the Strong-Willed Child as a Team (Part 1 of 2)

Cynthia Tobias and Jean Daly describe how parents can navigate the frustration and challenges of raising strong-willed children. Our guests also explain how couples can get on the same page in their parenting approach. (Part 1 of 2)

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Overcoming the Obstacles of Cerebral Palsy (Part 2 of 2)

Lisa Sexton discusses her experiences with raising her special needs son, Tyler. Lisa and Tyler also share their amazing story of how, with God's help, Tyler was able to overcome his limitations and pursue a medical degree. (Part 2 of 2)

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Overcoming the Obstacles of Cerebral Palsy (Part 1 of 2)

Lisa Sexton discusses her experiences with raising her special needs son, Tyler. Lisa and Tyler also share their amazing story of how, with God's help, Tyler was able to overcome his limitations and pursue a medical degree. (Part 1 of 2)

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Get The Facts

I think it’s fair to say that we’d all like an environment of mutual respect and minimal conflict in our homes. But, how do you get there? Here’s a simple step that’ll make a world of difference: Get the facts before you jump to conclusions.

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Get The Facts

I think it’s fair to say that we’d all like an environment of mutual respect and minimal conflict in our homes. But, how do you get there? Here’s a simple step that’ll make a world of difference: Get the facts before you jump to conclusions.

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Powerful Hope for Discouraged Moms (Part 2 of 2)

Author Kathi Lipp offers encouragement to moms as she describes how they can work through struggles with guilt, shame and the illusion of perfection and being in control. (Part 2 of 2)

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Powerful Hope for Discouraged Moms (Part 1 of 2)

Author Kathi Lipp offers encouragement to moms as she describes how they can work through struggles with guilt, shame and the illusion of perfection and being in control. (Part 1 of 2)

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Article

Parenting Through a Child's Illness

Delores Lisener

When a terminal illness requires a family's change of direction, parents can still find ways to focus on all their children and grow closer as a family.

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When Friends Face Childhood Cancer

Alexandra Lütz

If you know a family who is journeying through childhood cancer, here are a few ways you can help meet their daily needs.

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Article

From Parent to Consultant

Letitia Suk

How to transition successfully

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Teen dressed in punk clothing

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Teen Rebellion

What is rebellion, why is my teen struggling, and what can I do to help?

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A teen covers his face with his hands as he sits in a darkened room in front of a computer.

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When Children View Pornography

Today's child lives in a culture where hard-core pornography abounds.

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Cutting and Self-Injury

When my college roommate began cutting herself, I was afraid, concerned and didn't understand why she hurt herself. Because of our friendship, I sought to understand who, what, why and how about the practice of self-injury.

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Kids and Substance Abuse

Understanding and responding to drug, alcohol and tobacco use among teens.

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Parenting a Child With Special Needs

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Parenting a Child With Special Needs

Amid these stories from other parents, you'll find tips and tools in the areas of schooling, church, balancing the needs of your disabled child and the needs of your other children, coping when your circumstances have become too hard and encouragement in developing friendships.

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First-Time Dads

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First-Time Dads

Despite good intentions, all men make mistakes that affect their kids. It is wise to consider what we've learned from our dad, and how it may influence our own fathering.

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teenage girl making the bed

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Motivating Kids to Clean Up

Psychologist Bill Maier gives ideas to get kids to clean up after themselves.

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Eating Disorders and Kids

Many people with eating disorders start out by dieting in hopes of changing their bodies.

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Talking With Your Kids About Drugs and Alcohol

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Talking With Your Kids About Drugs and Alcohol

Healthy communication at home is the best means of setting your children down the path to a promising future free of alcohol and drug abuse.

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Preventing Future Pornography Use

Rob Jackson

Restoring your teen after porn use

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Article

Answering Parents' Questions on Gender Confusion in Children

Glenn Stanton

To be human is to be gendered — male or female. And one of the most important jobs of a parent is to help their children develop as healthy boys or girls and into strong, confident men and women.

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