Spiritual

Teenage Boy In Bedroom

Article

Why Do Right?

Sean McDowell

Kids may not initially comprehend the importance of doing what is right, so parents can help them better understand that moral choices are good for them.

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Tween boy sitting at a library table, smiing

Article

Can Virtue Be Taught?

Charles Colson and Catherine Larson

Parenting is an opoprtunity to help shape, model and influence the character of your children.

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A dad helps his young child put on shaving cream

Series

Gratitude

Kids can be trained to show thankfulness, even as the Holy Spirit works within them to help them develop hearts of gratitude. 

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Wooden heart hanging from string on a door

Article

Teaching Thankfulness

various authors

Encourage your children to develop grateful hearts that bless others and frame their own perspective.

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Father and son washing car

Article

Entitled to Be Thankful

Janna Jones

One way to keep kids from feeling entitled is to encourage gratitude as your children's first response.

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profile of a girl praying at her bedside

Article

Thankfulness

various authors

What does it really mean to be thankful? Here's how to teach kids about thankfulness at each age and stage.

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A young girl treating another child with integrity

Article

Fostering Integrity In Your Child

Tony Evans

Who are your kids when you're not around?

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Illustration of a family of four crossing a dilapidated wooden bridge in a gloomy area

Series

Tragedies and Disasters

Talk to your children about what is happening in the world around them, but only at an age appropriate level.

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A mother hugging a teen age girl who looks upset

Article

Helping Teens Caught in Mass Violence

Marie Isom

Consider ways to come alongside kids who have faced a life-threatening situation that stems from the misguided actions of another person.

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Little boy dressed up in biblical clothing, laughing

Series

A Young Child's Faith

Never underestimate what God can do in the heart of your child. 

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Little boy dressed up in biblical clothing, laughing

Article

Encourage Their Faith

Early Years Authors

Get a number of ideas about how to help your child's budding faith grow every day.

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A little girl holds on to her father's Bible outside church.

Article

Young Kids Can Grow Closer to God

various authors

With your help, young children can grow closer to God, which builds them in their faith.

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 A young girl wholly into praying to God

Series

Nurture an Authentic Faith

Encourage kids to take responsibility for their faith so that their relationship with Jesus becomes real to them.

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 A young girl wholly into praying to God

Article

7 Ways Your Kids Can Connect With God

Christie Thomas

Many Christian parents assume that their way of connecting with God is the way their children should connect with Him. But your child may connect with God very differently than you.

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teen girl looking up

Article

The Real Mission of Jesus

Ray Vander Laan

As your teens prepare to enter the world, help them recognize the real mission that Jesus modeled for us.

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Illustration of a young man in the midst of a colorful compass

Article

Giving Kids a Moral Compass

Sean McDowell

Every day, our kids face any number of culture-induced or immoral decisions. Here is how to help them make moral choices on their own.

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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

Article

God ... the Father?

Vance Fry

Jesus refers to God as our Father. Help explain the attributes of God as "Father" to your children. The view of your earthly father may have helped or hurt your view of God as your Father.

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Little boy sitting on wooden steps with eyes closed and hands folded to his lips, praying.

Article

The Gift of Prayer: Ask, Seek, Knock

Amy Parker

Most parents want to help their kids develop a relationship with God that is fueled by prayer. Here's how to start.

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Parents being pulled in two directions by two kids

Article

Adaptability as a Parent

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

The ability to adjust and respond with flexibility and optimism is a lifeline to the struggling family. Learn how adaptability is one of the seven traits of effective parenting.

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Little girl with her arms extended out, sitting on her father's shoulders. Both are looking at a beautiful sunset

Series

Salvation: Leading Your Child to Jesus

How can you lead your kids to God? Since they have a free will and the relationship is between them and God, you can't force it to happen, but you can answer their questions and provide them with the information they need to accept Jesus as their Savior at the earliest possible moment. Here's how.

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Little girl with her arms extended out, sitting on her father's shoulders. Both are looking at a beautiful sunset

Article

Introducing Your Child to God

Larry Fowler

How do you raise your kids to follow Christ? As you journey through each stage of your children's development, point them toward spiritual markers that will help them become vibrant followers of Christ.

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Mother with son sitting in her lap in a hilly meadow and reading a picture book

Article

God's Word Is True

Kurt Bruner and various authors

Some people see the Bible as a great work of literature; some consider it a historical chronicle of the Jews and early Christians, while still others read it as God's supernatural revelation to humanity. In truth, the Bible is all these things and more. 

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Teaching Kids About God's Grace and Good Behavior

Author Jeannie Cunnion and Jean Daly encourage moms and dads to teach their children about God's love by focusing on a grace-based – rather than a rules-based – approach to parenting.

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