Focus on the Family Commentary
Has parenting been a bumpy ride for you? If so, youre not alone. Some kids come out of the womb kickin and screamin, and it never really ends. By the time the child is a teenager, the stress can leave parents wondering, Was all of this worth it?
Change Your Unhappiness
Do you ever feel unhappy, like life just isnt as a great as it could be? What if we could see our unhappiness as a good thing?
After Divorce 2
There's no denying that divorce is tough on kids. When it happens, parents need to be especially careful to help them navigate the rough terrain.
After Divorce 1
As much as we don't like it, nearly half of all first marriages in America end in divorce. How can you and your children find healing if it happens to you?
Parents Disagree on Discipline
Couples dont always agree about the best way to raise their children. The key is to understand your differences and learn to work together.
Raising Peacemakers 2
Admit wrongdoing, accept the consequences for their behavior, and apologize to the other person. Thats how your child should respond when theyre in the wrong.
Raising Peacemakers 1
If you have more than one child, Im guessing youve seen your share of sibling conflict. Brothers and sisters are prone to conflict, but we can teach them how to be peacemakers in the home and to solve their own disagreements.
Life Within Our Means
Well, the first of the month is right around the corner again, and you know what that means.
Loving the Stranger
You wouldnt marry a complete stranger, would you? Well, surprise! if youre married, thats exactly what youve done.
A Child’s Right to Privacy
People often ask us here at Focus, Do children have a right to privacy? Its a good question, but theres no simple answer.
Big Boys Don’t Cry
Be a big boy, and dont cry. Comments like that send a skewed message to young boys. It teaches them that real men dont show emotion. Theyre all strength, but no heart.
Burden of Life II
Yesterday I explained that young kids are not emotionally equipped to handle the harsh realities of the adult world. Today lets talk about the important role parents have in bearing the burden of life for their kids.
Burden of Life I
If theres one thing kids have in common, its that theyre all in a hurry to grow up! And that often exposes them to realities about life theyre not prepared to handle.
Before It’s Too Late
Dads, have you ever wondered, Would my kids really notice if I was gone? Well, take it from somebody who grew up without a father, they absolutely would.
Cohabitation: The New Engagement
Author and marriage expert Dr. Greg Smalley, says, Cohabitation has become the new engagement. Thats troubling news. Research shows the divorce rates for those who live together before marriage are significantly higher than for those who dont.
Memories, Not Perfection
When I spend time with my family, I like things to go well. But Im learning that the memories we create not a perfect experience is whats most important.
Do you have family dinners at your house? If not, I encourage you to give it a try. Studies show that your kids will be less likely to use drugs and alcohol, theyll achieve better grades, and theyll be emotionally healthier.
Intelligence vs. Morals
Teddy Roosevelt is credited with saying, A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad. His point? Education alone is inadequate to make our society great.
Engage Your Kids
Life is busy, and it is difficult to balance work, home, and the kids activities. But I think the opportunity to engage is often right there in front of us if well watch for it.
Harder and Faster
Life is so busy these days its easy to get out of balance. But when we push harder and faster, we often miss out on the very things that make life worth living.
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