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Authenticity in Parenting
Authenticity in Parenting

Parenting isn’t always easy, and at times we wish each child came with an owner’s manual! Can your neighbors see a difference in your family and in the way you parent your children? Do your neighbors want to emulate you when they are dealing with parenting issues? Learn from FamilyLife about parenting principles, tools and […]

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Creative Parenting
Creative Parenting

>> Watch the other videos from the Creative Parenting series How do young people spell love? T-I-M-E.  They did a study of 300 7th and 8th graders. They wanted to find out how much time does a 7th and 8th grader spend in a meaningful conversation. In other words, in a conversation that is not […]

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Josh McDowell – Creative Parenting
Josh McDowell – Creative Parenting

God gives parents the special gift of children but it takes effort to raise them well. In this video series, Josh McDowell provides several creative parenting techniques to use with your family, regardless of where you have come from or where you are right now. 1. T-I-M-E 2. Fabulous Parental Delusions (1-3) 3. Fabulous Parental […]

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Take a Parenting Check-up
Take a Parenting Check-up

One scary thing about parenting is it’s a temporary job. Our active parenting days are  numbered and we need to count them. How many parenting days do you still have? If your youngest child is five years old, you can assume he will be leaving the nest at around age eighteen, so that gives you […]

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Parenting is Teamwork
Parenting is Teamwork

Today, about two-thirds of women with children work outside the home, at least part time. Shifting from the responsibilities of the workplace to the equally responsible job of parenting is a tall order. Every parent knows how chaotic the hours after work and before bedtime can be. To manage the home, young couples are challenged […]

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Connecting: Your Most Powerful Parenting Practice
Connecting: Your Most Powerful Parenting Practice

“How do I get my kids to stop fighting?” “What’s the best way to handle an angry child? “How can I persuade my daughter to go to bed on time?” If you’re like most parents, you want practical parenting tools that solve specific problems. You’ll need few parenting tools and techniques if you learn how […]

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Choosing My Response:  Adaptive Parenting
Choosing My Response: Adaptive Parenting

This is totally weird!  We packed up the car and the four of us headed out for spring break. The first part that is weird is the car part. You see, we have been driving the family van for the past 16 years.  The “loser cruiser” is what our teenage children call it.  But we […]

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Conflict over Visitation
Conflict over Visitation

My fiancee has a 5 year old daughter by a previous marriage. His ex-wife has remarried, and along with her new husband, causes a lot of conflict regarding visitation and other custody issues. We have tried counselling together, but after two sessions his ex and her husband quit, saying my fiancee did not have the […]

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My husband’s traveling affects the children
My husband’s traveling affects the children

My husband travels frequently and is gone for a week or two at a time. We have four children under the age of eight. I have been trying to explain to him the impact that his traveling is having on our children, but he just gets defensive. He says I am blaming all our kids […]

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Coping with the Empty Nest
Coping with the Empty Nest

My husband, Chuck, and I stood on our front stoop waving to our oldest daughter as she pulled out of our driveway on her way to Tennessee. With a sly smile, Chuck uttered through clenched teeth, “She doesn’t have a clue where she is going.” I thought to myself, “Neither do we!” Rachel was concerned […]

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