Parenting

Good parenting means different things in different families, with every mom and dad setting their own intention for the parenting life they want. No matter how many parenting articles you read or parenting tips you receive, remember that you are the ultimate guide and inspiration to your children.

Mother talking to son

How to Talk to Kids About Death

Whether an admired celebrity or someone closer to home has died, kids need age-appropriate honesty to process a loss.

A pastor and new father reflects on the peaks and valleys of life during the pandemic.

Mountaintop Moments: Finding Hope in Hard Times

A pastor and new father reflects on the peaks and valleys of life during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Nyon and his daughter with his father Bryant; photograph by Maddie McGarvey

A Father's Unexpected Advice on Parenting

He was certain that his approach to parenting differed greatly from his father's, but they were more alike than he knew.

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Lori Wood and Jonathan Pickard in Central Park; photo courtesy Lori Wood

This Nurse Went Above and Beyond for a Patient In Need

He needed a heart transplant so she made him a part of the family.

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Boy learns at home on the computer

5 Educational Activities Your Kids Can Do Online

These programs are a fun, free and enriching way for kids to spend time while sheltering at home.

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Katie Brown

Katie Brown: A Mother’s Prayer Answered

The popular TV host feared she was not up to the task of helping her adopted daughter overcome the obstacles she would face. An empathetic doctor showed her otherwise.

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Tonya and her daughter Kennedi enjoy a walk together

She Realized Her Kids Needed a Mom More than a Coach

She encouraged her daughters to become track stars, but was she imposing her own dreams on them?

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Tonya May Avent

She Learned to Focus on Her Daughter, Not Sports

Her daughter, Kennedi, is a talented track athlete, but Tonya May Avent came to realize her focus on Kennedi's athletic success was misplaced.

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Christy Johnson (left) with daughter Brittany

She Learned to Focus on Loving—Not Judging—Her Daughter

Could this conservative Christian mother come to terms with the fact that her daughter was a lesbian?

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Positive tips for parents and remote learning

One Mom’s Positive Approach to Remote Learning

This year’s first day of school is unlike any other. Here are four tools that I’ve used in the past that work for me. Maybe they’ll help you too!

Jeannie and Jim with their kids, Marre, Jack, Michael, Patrick and Katie

Jeannie Gaffigan: Life Lessons After a Brain Tumor Diagnosis

The wife of comic Jim Gaffigan and busy mom of five changed her priorities following a health crisis.

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Is faith about having God do stuff for us?

Is the Point of Faith Getting God to Do Stuff For Us?

Yes, faith can move mountains, but often God hands you a shovel first.

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Going away to college

How to Pray for Kids Going to College

When a teen leaves for a first year in college, prayer finds a new focus.

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Four souls with something in common.

How Two Kittens Helped Her Daughter with Special Needs

Adopting the fearless felines helped the 11-year-old conquer her anxiety and gain confidence.

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