POST PUBLISHED INFebruary, 2011
February 25th, 201107:02 PM ETDo you remember teaching your child to drive a car? How could you forget? Did you ever grab the steering wheel to keep your rookie driver from hitting another car…or a tree…or a mailbox…or a kid on a bike? Hopefully that didn’t happen too often—it’s bad for the blood pressure and the insurance rates! While there may be rare momen...
February 25th, 201104:12 PM ETAs we all know too well, name–calling, cruel taunts, cyberbullying and physical bullying happen every day to kids across the country. When your child is being bullied, it's hard to concentrate on anything else—all you want to do is make it stop immediately. Janet Lehman, MSW explains what you can do to help your child—and what could ...
February 16th, 201111:34 AM ETKids grow up watching you for a living, and let's face it, they learn pretty quickly how to push your buttons. It might be back talk, or constant complaining or eye-rolling, but whatever the behavior, nearly every parent will occasionally lose their temper with their kids. Many parents control their emotions most of the time. However, many don...
February 09th, 201108:21 PM ETOne of the toughest roles anyone can have in today’s culture is that of a single parent. It’s hard enough to rear a child—especially a teenager—with two parents; but with one the burdens and pressures and problems multiply. My hat is off to every single parent. But more than praise for the difficulty of their task, I know ...
February 09th, 201111:24 AM ETWhy is it so easy to go from "zero to 60" when our kids make us angry? There are many reasons, but I think it's mainly because we allow ourselves to go to 60. And in a sense, when we get up to 60—when we react emotionally—we're allowing the behavior of our kids to determine how we'll behave rather than the other way around. We do so m...
February 08th, 201110:30 AM ETBy Ann DunaganIt may sound more important to dream about boarding an internationally-bound 747, or to imagine doing something benevolent or "big" in some prestigious-sounding foreign city; but right now, that might not be the most strategic decision for God's long-term plan for your family. SUB-Mission The only difference between submission and missi...
February 08th, 201102:17 AM ETOne emotion that most males are familiar with is anger. Anger produces a physiological arousal in males. It creates a state of readiness and heightened awareness. It creates energy that can be directed outward in the form of protection or even as a weapon. Anger causes a fight or flight response designed to protect us. Anger is frequently a powerfu...
February 08th, 201102:15 AM ETOur boys today have a certain amount of repressed anger. It results in more bullying in school, but also in a more escalated level of violence. This is caused by not allowing young males to solve their social issues as they have for thousands of years—on their own. In the past when two young males disagreed about something, they went on the playg...
February 01st, 201102:08 PM ETBy Ann DunaganFebruary holidays provide great outreach opportunities and ideas for MISSION-MINDED FAMILIES. As we learn about Valentines Day, Chinese New Year, President's Day, and Black History Month, we can teach our children about God's love for all people, our need to pray for Christians who are being persecuted, and the importance of sharing the God...
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Here you will find parenting tips from experts on building a healthy family.
- Freedom's Obligation for the Next Generation
- Legalized Marijuana? How Can Christian Families Prepare their Teenagers?
- Teens and Independence
- ODD Kids and Behavior: 5 Things You Need to Know as a Parent
- Modeling Kindness in an Unkind World
- Irresponsible Children: Why Nagging and Lecturing Don't Work
- Teenagers Talking Back: How to Manage This Annoying Behavior
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