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How to Peel Your Kids Off the Screen

  It’s halfway through the summer, and you’re finding yourself in power struggles over screen time with your kids. Why can’t they simply obey you…

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A 3-year-old Broke Our Hearts

Eli and his single mom Kari lived with us for 3 ½ years. We took them in, believing that God could use us to strengthen…

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Connection in Correction (Love No Matter What!)

Our belief is that what makes a discipline technique effective is not what parents do, but how they do it. This is where the most…

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Solving a Child’s Big Spiritual Problem

As parents who care for our children’s spiritual well-being, we try to teach them right and wrong and help them tackle whatever spiritual problems they…

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The Key to Avoiding EntitlementAre your kids responsible or spoiled?

As soon as kids are capable of doing jobs, take the time to teach them to do the jobs and gracefully hold them responsible to do them.

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What You Really Need for Mother’s Day

Hint: It’s not flowers, or chocolates, or a day at the spa! Mother’s Day. The one day a year when we moms are officially recognized…

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4 Simple Rules to Manage Mealtime Mayhem

After our article about the importance of mealtime , quite a few parents asked for more help with creating a calm, connective atmosphere at the table….

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Parenting Goals You Can Meet

Choose as your goals to be sure you stay calm, to be sure that your child knows he’s loved and respected no matter how he behaves, and to help him focus on his responsibilities.

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Discipleship, Consequences, and Toothbrushing

We recently got the following email from a loving, caring parent. We believe others among you might have similar questions, so we thought we’d share!…

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A Problem of EntitlementAre We Raising Kids Who Can't Help Themselves?

Researchers have told us that American parents are too child-centered. Is making our kids happy eclipsing our determination to teach them responsibility?  According to the cited study, “Parents intend…

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