Emotions

Focus on the Family Commentary

Episode

Shy Children 1

Is your child shy? It can be a challenge to see them so uncomfortable in social situations. But there are ways you can help.

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Focus on the Family Minute

Episode

Happy is Not the Goal

In today’s culture, happiness is the ultimate goal — even in our families.  But Dr. Kevin Leman disagrees. Listen to the Full program here.

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A mom smiles as she holds her young son who is pensively looking into the distance

Article

Your Child's Love Language

Heidi Krumenauer

Children express and receive love in different ways — some through acts of service; others through affirming words; still others through gifts, quality time or physical touch. Each of these expressions of love represents a different 'language.'

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Article

Living in a Stepfamily

Ron Deal

Teens with a stepmom or stepdad will learn how to manage the emotions surrounding a new stepfamily and how to adjust to having a stepparent and stepsiblings.

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Mom is sitting on the couch and her tween is turned away from her, looking elsewhere.

Article

Emotional Development

Veola Vazquez

You can guide your children into an emotionally healthy future by using these steps to help you communicate understanding to your child to help her navigate negative feelings.

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A toddler pouting while sitting in time out

Series

When Children Become Angry

Learn more about the different forms of anger, what they indicate and how a parent can deal with each type.

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A young man puts his head agains a chain-linked fence, as if overwhelmed by angst.

Series

How to Help Your Child Grieve

Tips to help your children through the grieving process.

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Article

Stress at Home

Archibald D. Hart

Dr. Archibald Hart answers how stress at home and parents' attitudes affect their children.

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