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Today’s families are on the go! But it turns out (no surprise) that one of the best things you can do for your family is...

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Questions to Put the THANKS Back in Thanksgiving

“So, kids, what are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?” you ask. “My family, my house, my friends, my dog and Jesus.” (Same answers as last...

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The Surprising Power of No, Yes, and Why

When our kids do something they’re not supposed to, or ask us for something they can’t have, often our reflexive response is a simple, quick,...

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Help Kids Handle “NO” by Getting Great at “YES!”

If you want your kids to respect and value your “no’s!” work harder on your “yeses!” It’s good to teach kids the various “No’s!” in...

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What did Steve Jobs know about parenting that you don’t?

  In a New York Times article, a journalist recalls how he once commented to Steve Jobs that his kids must love the iPod. Surprisingly...

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Why Your Discipline Often Backfires

Jayden has been struggling to sit still at the table. Each time he gets antsy he gets a warning. “If you keep that up you’ll...

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The Six Sides of Lasting Success

Ever watch your kids’ moods ricochet like a pinball off the latest circumstance? Ever feel like your own moods are a magnification of whatever is...

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A Simple, Fun Cure for Dinner Time Chaos

Is dinner at your house a bit crazy? Perhaps it needs a little injection of purpose. When the meal is all about getting kids to...

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Why did two teenage boys demand daily family devotions?

Zeke and Andrew are two teenage boys in a family that started building a tradition of reading the Bible together during Advent when they were...

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7 Practical Tips for Picky Eaters

It is truly a God-given desire to feed your child healthy food. Unfortunately this good desire can easily go awry when your child turns up...

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