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When Parents Advocate Misbehavior

Jason Ceyanes, the 35-year-old superintendent of schools in Argyle, Texas, decided to crack down on sexually-suggestive dancing at the local high school. But, when the superintendent banned "freak dancing," he got into trouble with some of Argyle's parents...

The Internet, Teens, and Privacy

Do you have a tough time balancing “need to know” with providing your teen “some private space?”

Don’t Invite Your Expectations to Thanksgiving

Here are some all-too-common scenarios that can burst the bubble of unrealistic expectations at Thanksgiving – and what you can do if you encounter them.

  • Whitney Von Lake Hopler |
  • November 20, 2007 |
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Thanksgiving Blessings Found in Parenting an 'Imperfect' Child

Although they've faced difficulties, Kym shares why she is thankful for her autistic son and their journey since his diagnosis.

How to Have a Scream-Free Thanksgiving

During the holidays, our family interactions can get messier than the dishes after Thanksgiving dinner. How can we keep the celebration joyful?

  • The ScreamFree Team |
  • November 16, 2007 |
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Bible Story Books for Children

Children need to understand the individual stories of the Bible within the big picture and to know that these stories are not disconnected, but part of a pattern of promise and fulfillment.

He Gives Sweet Sleep

Just as we care for our children's needs long after they've been tucked into their beds, God works in our lives even when we're asleep.

Are You Provoking Your Teen to Anger?

Are the answers given at your house gentle, truthful, humble, and delivered with kindness, understanding and wisdom? Or is your behavior exasperating your teen?

Five Tips to Slow Down and Simplify the Holidays

There's got to be a better way to shepherd our families through the holidays—to be able to slow down enough to enjoy each other and not get caught up in the rat race of preparation and money-frenzied spending.

Issues to Think Through Before Adopting

Such a big life change will affect you and your family in profound ways. Here’s how you can think through the important issues before adopting.

Rising Above the Parent-Child Power Struggle

Why is it that when you really need kids to move quickly, they choose that time to move in slow-motion? Expert Hal Runkel gives parents tips on maintaining your composure when your kids test the limits.

  • Hal Runkel, LMFT |
  • November 05, 2007 |
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Beyond Manners: Trade Nice Parenting for a Bold Gospel

Children today are more timid and anxious than ever before. Is it possible Christian culture contributes to the problem?

Troubled Teen Equals Marital Trouble, Too

Parents dealing with a troubled teen can feel a similar sense of grief and loss as if the teen had actually died. This puts a great amount of pressure on the marriage and all too often leads to divorce.

The Prayer Every Mother Must Pray

Fortunately, Jesus never tires of our neediness. Nor did He tire of the pleading of the relentless mother...

  • Rebekah Montgomery |
  • October 31, 2007 |
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Why Some Evangelicals are Throwing Out Birth Control

Writer Barbara Curtis shares how she and her husband made the decision to forgo artificial birth control and discusses why other Christian families are increasingly choosing a similar path.

Are You Controlling Your Teen Too Much?

Handing over some control is essential to fostering maturity in your teen.

Please, Portland, Let Them be Kids

Should a public school encourage students to engage in risky behavior that is also illegal? Administrators at King Middle School, located in Portland, Maine, say yes.

Parenting Is Not About Kids, It's About Parents

In ScreamFree Parenting, author and marriage and family therapist Hal Edward Runkel shows you how to parent less out of your deepest fears and more out of the highest principles based on scriptural truths. Read an excerpt from Chapter One.

  • Hal Edward Runkel |
  • October 22, 2007 |
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Parenting Teens with Grace

Grace, given at just the right moment, has the power to change the direction of any struggle, and may ultimately bring it to an end.

Finding Home: Jim Daly on His Imperfect Path to Faith and Family

As he says in his new book, Finding Home: An Imperfect Path to Faith and Family, when people hear what Jim Daly’s childhood was like they tell him he “should be insane—or in jail.” Instead, he is now president of Focus on the Family.

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