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Find Joy in Raising a Boy

If you have a son, you know that a boy can be both wild and sweet. You'll encounter some hair-raising challenges while raising him to become a strong man, but you'll also enjoy the many rewards of sharing adventures with your son.

Forever Mother

Separation. Pulling apart. A growing need for freedom. They are healthy, important parts of becoming an independent human being. But don't let the modern culture twist that truth into a lie that says your teenagers or adult children don't need mothering. They do.

Mother’s Day and Mixed Emotions

Mother's Day can bring mixed emotions. The idyllic imagery of motherhood often doesn't match up with the reality that the relationships involved are often far more complicated than we wish. If Mother's Day is bittersweet for you, here's some encouragement from God's word.

Straight from The Middle: Patricia Heaton on Mother's Day

Patricia Heaton just wants to be "left alone." Not all the time, mind you. But definitely on Mother's Day—and that's whether she's playing Frankie on ABC's hit sitcom, The Middle, or at home in real life with her husband and four boys.

Mother's Day: What’s a Stepmom to Do?

One of the reasons Mother's Day can evoke so much emotion is because many stepmoms feel as though they have all of the pain, frustrations, financial strain, and difficulty of being a parent, but none of the rewards or joy. Here are some ways husbands can take the lead to make Mother's Day a special day for their wives.

Kyrgyzstan's Revolution Leaves Growing Orphans in Limbo

The Kyrgyzstan revolution has thrown families in America in limbo as they wait to finalize their adoptions. If their children reach age 16 before the adoptions are finalized, it may be too late.

Moms: Should You Find a Mentor for Your Daughter?

It takes a choir surrounding a soloist to really highlight her voice; in the same way, loving adults surrounding your daughter will make her life sing...

Hope for Parenting the "Me" Generation

The big question is this: How do parents establish their position of authority, while also maintaining their relationship with their teen?

The Death of Conscience

When a young child's sensibilities are constantly violated, and he begins to ignore the natural pangs of guilt after yielding to cultural pressures, he can end up being miserable, and begins to develop a hard heart and weak spirit.

Should We Ever Spank our Children?

A study by researchers at Tulane University that indicates spanking children leads to more aggressive behavior.

Expert John Rosemond Urges a Return to Common Sense Parenting

John Rosemond, author of nearly a dozen books on parenting, calls on today's parents to return to the parenting principles of an earlier generation.

Love is a Choice: The Realities of Adoption

Nothing could have prepared me for the challenges I faced after bringing 2-year-old Jenny home from Russia. "Can't you send her back?" a well-meaning friend suggested...

Do Adopted Children Have More Problems?

The world is an uproar over an adoptive family in Tennessee who put their 7-year-old boy on an unaccompanied one-way flight back to Russia. It is good to understand the issues that surround adoption because understanding brings a family to a different response, a calmer approach to handling conflict...

Pray for Russia's Orphans

Every time I see what is going on in Russia, with the government calling for an immediate halt on American adoptions, I think about the orphanage where I first met my two oldest sons. Before my mind's eye are the faces of the children we couldn't adopt...

Phoebe Prince, South Hadley, and the Fruit of Sin

The bullying endured by a South Hadley teenager who subsequently killed herself shocked the nation. It shouldn’t have.

Parenting Super Hero or Not?

Counter to what some people might think, I find that the most irresponsible teens come from the most responsible parents...

Teaching Our Special Treasures to Cook

With a brother just seven months older, our adopted special son is well aware that there are so many things he is just not capable of at this point in his life. So, our family tries to help him learn how to do not only the things he needs to do but the things he desires to do.

Parent with the Real World in Mind

There's no magic formula you can use to make sure that your kids fare well in this fallen world. What matters most is for your kids to see you living for Jesus in a real way.

Boy Scouts of America: Still America's Best

Battling a culture that devalues civility in general and purposefully attacks tradition makes it seem impossible to teach our sons how to be gentlemen. Where can a parent go for help?

What Are Your Kids Thinking?

The other night while putting my eleven-year-old man-of-few-words to bed, I asked him, "How's your life going, bud?" What followed was an eye-opening conversation...

  • Elisabeth K. Corcoran |
  • April 02, 2010 |
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