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Parenting Kids and Children - Resources for Raising Christian Family

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.

How to Instill Humility in Your Children

Humility is one of the rarest of all character traits - and the most desperately needed. Here are some ways we can encourage this character trait in our kids...

Godly Grandparenting: Ways to Inspire Faith in Your Grandkids

As a grandparent, you play an important role in your grandchildren’s lives – so important, in fact, that your influence on them has eternal significance.

Cleaning Up The Media Clutter In Your Kid’s Room

With such exploding choices available to children, parents have difficulty in monitoring what their kids are watching and hearing.

  • Janice Shaw Crouse |
  • March 17, 2008 |
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IEP Easy as PIE

Since we are homeschooling our seven “normal” children, we decided this would be the best for our special child, too. However, there were many terms I didn’t understand, the first of which was “IEP.”

Bless Your Children With Your Words

Words often stay in our children's hearts for a lifetime. That is why Peter warns the early church to watch out how you "rain down" your words upon others...

Cultivate Spiritual Assets in Your Family

Often we know our house value and our retirement investment value — but do you keep an inventory of your family's spiritual assets? Here are some ways to build spiritual assets with your spouse and children.

Are You Consistently Inconsistent?

This past Saturday, my wife and I could not have been more proud of our son, Jordan. Then came Sunday morning...

Launch Your Child into Reading

Susie, aged four, was nibbling on animal crackers and holding her well-loved Bible storybook. From her car seat, she said, "Mommy, Mommy! Listen to me read." "I'm listening," said her Mom. They were going home late one night from visiting Grandma...

  • Peggy M. Wilber, M.Ed. |
  • January 21, 2008 |
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Morality is Not the Point

Morality will not save you from hell; it will not even make you a better person. And if we teach our kids only morality, the undertow of legalism will be almost irresistible.

A Mother's Helper

Do you have the definitive answer on what each mother should do in every situation, without fail? Learn the importance of having a special helper that every mother needs...

Five Ways to Engage Disengaged Kids

In a world of Halo, iphones, and IM, how do parents strategically engage their tuned-out kids?

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.

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?

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.

Facing Failure as a Parent

You’ve faced a critical test (with your kids this morning, for instance), you had every desire to respond in the right way, do the right thing, and you do the very thing you swore you’d never do again...

  • Hal Runkel, LMFT |
  • September 28, 2007 |
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