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Kids: How to Help Your Kids & Teens Deal with Anxiety, Part Two

According to a report just a few years ago, “80 percent of kids with a diagnosable anxiety disorder and 60 percent of kids with diagnosable depression are not getting treatment…” This month, with our Online Parenting Class, we are pulling back the curtain on the issue of childhood anxiety. We want to make sure we…

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Kids: Family Rules for Sleepovers, Part Two

One of greatest concerns we hear from parents is for the safety of their child. We do live in a sometimes-dangerous world, and God has entrusted us with a huge responsibility of caring for our children. We want them to live by faith and not in fear. We do, however, need to find loving ways…

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Want a Better Relationship with your Teen? Try these…

I’m convinced every parent wants a better relationship with their teenager. There are plenty of books and online articles offering advice and guidance on just how to go about it. However none of it really helps unless we are willing to take action and actually change something. With our persistent busyness, we often don’t take…

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Kids: The Power of Empathy, Part Two

Teaching your child empathy is a gift that you can pass on that will not only be a blessing to your child but to other relationships in their life when they are adults. There is a verse in the book of Micah that says, “And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly…

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Kids: Conversations Through TV Shows and Movies

Television shows and movies are just two media that kids watch. Beyond that, network and cable television, DVDs, and online streaming providers increase access to media for your kids. This is the world they live in, and it’s likely not going to magically disappear. Rather than fearing what they could be exposed to, commit to…

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Three Holiday Conversations to Have with Your Teen

The holiday season is upon us. Schools are finishing this week, and everyone will soon be off for a few weeks of Christmas vacation. Ahhh. Finally, we all get a break. For some, the holidays are the most cherished time of the year. For others, the holidays hold memories of disappointment or even loss. For…

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Kids: Personal God Things to Share with Your Child – Part 2

Do your kids know how you feel about God? Do you talk about God in everyday conversation, or do you keep your relationship with God private? Sharing your walk with the Lord with your kids may be one of the most important things you do as a parent. Deuteronomy 6:4–7 says, “Hear, O Israel: The…

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Kids: Personal God Things to Share With Your Child

You know, when you’re having spiritual conversations with your child that it can be a little bit awkward. It’s hard to get your child to talk about the things of God. However, one of the ways to get the conversation started is for you to share some things about how you feel about God and…

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Five Ways to Help Your Stuck or Distracted Teen

We’ve all been there. We all have encountered struggles that felt bigger than us. And we all develop our own ways of managing emotional pain, shame and regret. When faced with difficult circumstances, it is very normal to look for ways to cope. Over the years, parents have verbalized their uncertainty with how best to assist…

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Three Easy Ways to Help Tackle Peer Pressure

“If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you?” My mom, and most likely every mom ever, used to say this to me when I was young. She wasn’t specifically worried about me jumping off a bridge. That wasn’t a popular thing to do in our town. Instead, she was using an extreme example…

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