Spiritual

Mom and daughter are giving each other a high five

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Parental Gratitude

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

Gratitude rescues us from the trap of negative thinking and helps us enjoy life more. Learn how gratitude is one of the seven traits of effective parenting.

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Parents being pulled in two directions by two kids

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7 Traits of Effective Parenting

What are the seven traits of effective parenting? You can read more about each of them: adaptability, boundaries and limits, grace and forgiveness, gratitude, intentionality, love and respect. 

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Three crosses on a hill

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Forgiveness Isn't Fair, But It Is Essential

Carey Casey

Help your kids live out the principles of grace and forgiveness, understanding how conflict looks when the spirit of a relationship is regulated by humility and forgiveness. 

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Boy running through field of tall grass

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Character Development: Perseverance

The character quality of perseverance is an essential tool for the next generation of Christians, as it was for the last. Here are a few ways to teach your children about persevering in their faith and in their life.

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Illustration of a young boy kneeling at the entrance to the throne room where God sits

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Talking to God

One of the greatest gifts you can give your children is to teach them to pray.

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Family sitting on sofa reading the Bible

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Putting God First

various authors

Try these faith activities to help your children grow in their faith.

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Friends talking on a bench

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Biblical Tolerance: Compassion for the Lost

various authors

Use these age-appropriate activities to help teach kids about biblical tolerance.

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Christ is Lord

various authors

Do your children understand the meaning of these words? Use these age-appropriate activities to help them better understand what "Christ is Lord" means.

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Dad with his arm around his son, their heads are close together as they sit on a bench

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What Defines a Father?

various authors

Help your child embrace God as his or her heavenly Father.

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a young woman sits at a table with her hands folded atop a Bible as she looks reflectively to her left

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Helping Children See God as Relevant to Their Lives

Alex McFarland and Jason Jimenez

Will your child someday leave Christianity behind? Give them a faith worth holding on to.

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A young girl and boy are hold a trash bag and picking up trash in a park

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Character Development: Love

How do you loving your neighbor? Teach your children the honor and privilege they have to love those around them.

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A young girl and boy are hold a trash bag and picking up trash in a park

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Is Your Child a Good Neighbor?

Amy Lively

Help your children love their neighbor by showing them how to build relationships with the people who live next door to you. 

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Young boy looking at camera; he looks in need

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Character Development: Compassion

Teaching kids to show compassion to others may not be as hard as you think.

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A young boy pours orange juice from a pitcher into a glass for a younger boy who holds two straws, ready for the glass.

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Cultivating Kindness

Latonya Moore

Nurturing kindness in our children can help them succeed in life and follow God more faithfully.

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Young boy sharing ice cream with little girl

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Character Development: Kindness

Kindness is an important ingredient in family life. It's part of the fruit of the Spirit, and it has the ability to soften hearts.

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Dove and olive branch

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Character Development: Hope

How important is hope? In a culture without hope, it can be all important. Here is what your children need to know.

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young boy blowing bubbles

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Valuing Life

Whether kids are in preschool or high school, you can help them to understand that every person is valuable and created in the image of God. 

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young boy blowing bubbles

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Teach Kids Life Is Sacred

various authors

One way to help kids understand the value life from the start is to use these practical ideas to teach them that life, in and of itself, is sacred.

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Parents are putting coolers and luggage in the back of the car while kids look on from the back seat of the car

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Family Devotions On the Go

various authors

Need a quick family devotion while you're on the go? Try these.

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Daughter looking at cell phone and ignoring her mother

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Character Development: Respect

What can you teach kids, and what do they have to learn themselves? You may be surprised when it comes to their learning to be respectful.

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Bearded father holding two children in his arms; little boy has his arms around his dad's neck; little girl is looking at camera and smiling

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The Trinity

Are you looking for a way to help your kids to learn about each Person of the Trinity? Get faith insights about two of the three persons of the Trinity.

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Tween girl and her brother volunteering at a home construction site

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Why Jesus Lived

Ray Vander Laan

Your children understand why Jesus died. Do they know why He lived?

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Boy working in a food line at a homeless shelter

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Compassion for the Homeless

Alexandra Kuykendall

When your tweens ask about the homeless, do you know how to respond? Read about ways to engage your tweens’ growing sense of observation and justice.

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