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Parenting Kids and Children - Resources for Raising Christian Family

Should I Send My Child to Public School?

Public, private, or home school? David and Kelli Pritchard wrestled with this momentous decision for each of their children and discovered that seeking the Lord in prayer was the most important step...

  • David & Kelli Pritchard |
  • September 19, 2008 |
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Raise Unselfish Children in a Self-Absorbed World

By giving children the message that their lives are all about their own fulfillment, parents could prevent them from discovering true fulfillment. Here's how you can raise givers instead of takers.

  • Whitney Hopler |
  • September 12, 2008 |
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Our Daniels

Daniel made the choice to keep himself pure. We, too, can raise the standard and raise a godly next generation.

Spotting and Repelling Adult Predators

Most kids are not separated at gunpoint or knifepoint; rather they are lured away by those who earn trust in dishonest ways. Here are some ways to safeguard kids...

The Call of the Wild: Safe Kids vs. Strong Kids

Protecting our kids makes sense in the very early years of childhood, but kids need a lot of real life practice well before they head out into the cultural jungle on their own....

Raising Kids of Character: Lessons from Tiger Woods' Dad, Earl

You’ve seen those Sports Dads -- the completely fanatic dad who focuses on creating the perfect prodigy. But in raising a son toward unparalleled success in golf and in life, Earl Woods was decidedly different…

Praying for Your Children from Scripture

What better way to love your children than to pray regularly for them? If you don't know where to begin praying for your children or grandchildren, flip open your Bible...

Dads...Want To Leave A Legacy? Affirm Your Children

The first step to leaving a positive legacy is to love your wife. Even if that is no longer an option for you, another way to redeem the father/child relationship can be found in Paul's letter to the Church at Colossae...

Why We Run from the Father

  • Whitney Von Lake Hopler |
  • June 21, 2008 |
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Allowing Kids the Benefit of the Struggle

So often, we misinterpret our kids' frustration as a plea to intervene on their behalf. But if we can quell the storm within us as parents and allow our kids to experience the learning process, the payoff is precious indeed!

Over-Parenting and Social Disaster

Over-protection of children is usually well-meant but can have disastrous results. It makes kids prone to some of the worst mental illnesses, and it weakens our social fabric by weakening young people to the point of cowardice.

Parenting and Politics: Raising Responsible Voters

It's tempting to steer clear of political discussions with our kids, but this leaves children to figure it all out on their own. So we came up with three principles of politics to live by at our house.

Five Adventures to Strengthen Your Family Ties

Shared challenges will bond your family for life. Here are five ideas that will strengthen your family ties this spring and summer...

  • Peb Jackson and James Lund |
  • May 23, 2008 |
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The Tempter is TV

Beyond lead in paints, crusaders look for any toxin or danger that might be found in the pajamas, furniture and toys that might be in a child's room. But it seems that many have missed a most obvious danger -- the presence of a television in a child's room.

  • R. Albert Mohler, Jr. |
  • May 12, 2008 |
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Instilling Courage in Our Kids

Courage, one of the four “cardinal virtues” (along with wisdom, temperance, and justice) is pivotal, because in order to possess any virtue, truly, a person must be able to sustain it in the face of difficulty...

Change Your Kids for the Better – Fast!

If your kids regularly frustrate you with their disrespect and rebellion, you may think you’re fighting a losing battle with them. In his book, Have a New Kid by Friday, Dr. Kevin Leman shares ways you can win their respect without a futile power struggle.

Beyond Nice: Raising Virtuous Kids

As a coach, I've observed that religious kids are far more inhibited than their secular peers and in the wrong way. They are less likely to set up healthy boundaries with another child or to defend a peer in need. Why are they failing to do good?

How to Become a Better Listener

Listening is one skill that many people take for granted. Yet, it's a necessary way of communicating love to our children. Here are several ways you can become a more effective listener with your kids.

When Home Life Gets Crazy, Try “Opposite Day”

After a difficult week, I found myself alone in the kitchen, hating the mom I had become. Homework and chores had become battlefields, and I felt like Momzilla terrorizing my own home...

Picking Up Pennies: Leave a Legacy of Financial Stewardship

One of the most important gifts we parents can give our kids is a legacy of good stewardship. No matter how dismissive your little bambinos are, don’t give up on the mission.

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