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Have Our Children Forgotten How to Play Outdoors?

In reality, many children have almost no contact with nature. They play indoors, focusing on electronic screens that produce an artificial experience. They are surrounded by creature comforts and watched over by anxious parents who are afraid that violent criminals are lurking behind every green tree.

Indecent Exposure: Censoring TV for Our Kids

High court makes a narrow ruling and declines to strike down television indecency laws.

What Is Freedom?

Carey Kinsolving takes a look at what kids have to say about Freedom.

Summer Vacation: Beating the Traveling Blues

Vacationing with kids doesn’t have to give you a headache.

What is the Lesson of Noah and the Ark?

Carey Kinsolving takes a look at what kids have to say about Noah and the Ark.

Who is Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?

Carey Kinsolving takes a look at what kids have to say about this biblical principle.

20 Ways to Encourage Summer Reading

1. Visit the library... 5. Turn down the volume... 10. Introduce series books...

An Unintended Benefit of Saving Money

In April 2010, we gave up TV when we bought a new house. Our thinking was, "New house, new beginnings, let's try life without cable."

Is Easter Too Violent for Children?

We sometimes believe we’ll gain more of a hearing if we present Jesus as teacher but not as a former corpse. It is too disturbing, we think to ourselves, too weird. How then do we communicate the Easter story to children, as something more than dyed eggs?

Why Is Summer Camp So Good For Kids?

Summer camp is almost as American as apple pie and baseball. Movies have tried to document the uniqueness of this experience. Unfortunately, I've yet to see one that came close to pinpointing why a healthy week at summer camp is so good for a child.

Raising an Average Jane or Joe

Our culture advocates strong parental involvement in pushing our children to ever-greater heights of success. However, by the law of averages, not every child will achieve greatness — but that doesn’t mean every child is destined to live an unsuccessful life.

  • Sarah Hamaker, Crosswalk.com Contributor |
  • March 21, 2012 |
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Turning Children On to Reading

Most kids don’t read. And most parents don’t seem to know how to get them to read.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • October 11, 2011 |
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Sexual Purity Starts at Seven

I have to hold myself back every time a grandma leans in to her pig-tailed granddaughter and teasingly asks her, “So, do you have a boyfriend?”

What the Amish Can Teach Us about Family Life

Amish people rarely divorce, report that they enjoy spending time together, and often see their children choose to remain faithful to Christ. What can we learn from them?

  • Whitney Hopler |
  • September 26, 2011 |
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Why Do Children Lie?

Even in Christian homes, children sometimes bend the truth on purpose...

Teaching Children the Bible Can Be Simple

I remember feeling the full weight of my leather-covered adult Bible when I first sat down to teach my kids.

Teaching Your Children the Faith through Catechesis

Catechizing can help children learn the intimate workings of what it means to be a Christian.

Is Your Child Ready for a Cell Phone?

The decision of when to allow a child to get a cell phone comes with financial ramifications and more.

School Becomes Curse-free Zone

It is a shame that a public school has to take measures to curb cursing. I believe the best place to police language is the home. However, disrespectful language should not be tolerated anywhere.

When Character is Neglected

So much of the conversation about Tiger Mom -- in parenting blogs and columns — focused on her style of parenting: strict and demanding. I couldn’t help but think how they were missing the point.

  • Rebecca Hagelin |
  • February 09, 2011 |
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