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Parenting Kids and Children - Resources for Raising Christian Family

Spare the Rod? Parents Just Won't Get With the Science

These parents are, of all things, prone to use an occasional spanking in disciplining their children. Dr. Kazdin's great frustration is that these parents insist on doing what seems right to them...

Tales from the Dad Side Sheds Positive Light on Fatherhood

In his witty and creative way, author Steve Doocy shows parents how they can make a difference, even when they feel inadequate...

The Uncomfortable Truth About Victims

Like their tormentors, victims are misunderstood. Many think they get picked on because they wear glasses, are overweight, have above-average grades and so on, but the frustrating and painful truth goes deeper than spectacles, obesity, or ingenuity...

Bullying Defined

Bullying, in most cases, is not when two kids of roughly equal power go toe to toe...

How Do I Stop Losing it With My Kids?

Dinner is late again, and the living room looks like a failed disaster relief effort. You ask your son to put away his part of the mess, but he ignores you...

  • William P. Smith, M.Div., Ph.D. |
  • January 02, 2009 |
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The Real Santa Claus

While he never wore a red suit, smoked a pipe, or slid down chimneys, the real Santa's story actually has a lot to do with the true meaning of Christmas...

Christmas in Public Schools? Yes, We Can!

Several Christmases ago, my daughter’s art teacher gave this assignment: Make holiday posters. She also made it clear: No religion allowed...

The Dangers of Raising Kids with 'Worm Theology'

As parents, we want to cultivate humility in our children. But we need to make sure we don't confuse genuine humility with false teaching that equates humility with worthlessness...

Children Are Eating the Fat of Our Land

The obesity rate for preschoolers and teens has tripled and, for elementary school kids, the obesity rate has quadrupled. What can be done to get our kids healthy again?

  • Janice Shaw Crouse |
  • December 07, 2008 |
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Mary: A Model of Strength for Mothers

It wasn’t until I became a mother that I realized part of the miracle of Christmas was Mary’s own quiet strength...

  • Jeannine Norris |
  • December 02, 2008 |
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Teaching Kids to Love God: From Theory to Practice

What do we need to do on a regular basis to nurture an all-out love for God in our children? Here is what we’ve developed for our eight kids - this approach may work for your family, too.

  • David & Kelli Pritchard |
  • November 30, 2008 |
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Do Children Need a High Self-Esteem?

Children are continually bombarded with the message that they hold great significance in the universe, and must therefore believe in their significance so that they may reach their ultimate potential as human beings. Is this perspective Biblical?

Does Your Child Have Prickly Friends?

Do you worry about the friends your kids choose?

Building Kids' Character in a Culture of Plenty

I grew up poor, and I know firsthand the powerful lessons poverty can teach. I’m grateful my husband and I are able to give our children more, but I’m also painfully aware how those advantages crowd out character building. Here are practical ways parents can teach children virtues like compassion for others, giving to those in need, and gratitude for blessings...

The Most Important Thing to Teach Your Public School Child

The most important thing to teach your child is what Jesus (quoting Moses) said was the greatest commandment of all...

  • David & Kelli Pritchard |
  • November 11, 2008 |
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Tune in When Your Kids are Logged On

The rapidly changing technology your kids use may baffle you. But to be an engaged and caring parent, you need to enter their digital world yourself. Here’s how...

Just What Are Schools to Do? The True Aim of Education

Schools are never just about education. The school as an institution is founded and supported as a means to some end. The question parents and educators must answer is -- what end should we be seeking?

Teaching Your Children Healthy Sexuality

Thanks to the Internet, graphic images in the media and their friends, kids today are growing up faster. As a parent, your responsibility is to clear up the mixed messages and lead them to a healthy, value-centered view of sexuality. Read more from Jim Burns' Teaching Your Children Healthy Sexuality.

China Adoptions: Families Tell Their Stories

Bringing a child from China home is "a challenge" but you "find love you didn't know there was," said Sherry Meadows, a member of Dauphin Way Baptist Church in Mobile, Ala...

Fearing God More than Textbooks

The Pritchard's have raised 8 children in public schools, so they've encountered more than a few situations where they didn't agree with a teacher or textbook. Here's how they turned potentially damaging experiences into faith-building experiences for their kids...

  • David & Kelli Pritchard |
  • October 06, 2008 |
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Example: "Gen 1:1" "John 3" "Moses" "trust"
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