Two girls on the beach standing in water. Oler one is in a pink bathing suit. The younger one in a dress.
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It is daunting when you think about how to raise kind and compassionate kids in this age of entitlement. Fortunately, it is still possible with just a little thought and consideration each day. In fact, you can jumpstart your parenting game if you start thinking about others in general. Being others oriented as a family…

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Mom and son rubbing noses. How to Pray For Your KIds in Your War Room
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Do you know how to pray for your kids? No, I mean REALLY pray for your kids. Not just short, little prayers. I am talking about prayers that have some teeth in them. The kind of prayers that move heaven and earth in your war room. You will be amazed at how things change in…

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Quarrel with mom and daughter in a white room. The Ultimate Secret to Change Your Teen's Attitude
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The ultimate secret to change your teen’s attitude is through prayer. How do I know? I have raised two kids–a boy and a girl. They were great kids, but just like any other teen, they had areas in their life I could not change. I can’t tell you how much nagging, pushing and, yes, controlling…

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The Most Powerful Parenting Tips (from Successful Teens)
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As I sit in the classroom of my former school, I think about what it was like thirty-five years ago when I was a teenager sitting in these exact same desks. There were no cell phones or computers, no social media, no select sports, and no SAT prep classes. Well, at least not one that…

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Would you like to know the best teacher secrets to connect with your child? As a teacher, I can give you some great tips. I have raised two kids and taught kids for many years. There are certain things you can do to help you connect better. Perhaps you have a difficult teen you can…

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Bare feet of lovers among rose petals. Teen Dating: Best Secrets When Talking to Your Kids
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Teen dating. No big deal. That is until YOUR teen starts dating. That’s when everything changes. Suddenly, the conversations get real…scary. Thinking about your son or daughter out in the world without supervision is daunting. Unfortunately, the inevitable will happen. Sooner or later, your child will be alone with the opposite sex. Pin it for…

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Little girl in a red shirt holding hands over her mouth as she is being fed broccoli on a fork by a woman's hand. Mind-Blowing Tips to Get a Picky Eater to Eat Everything
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How do you get a picky eater to eat everything…well, almost everything? I bet you’re thinking, “Ha! Ha! She has never met my child. This will never happen.” Yep. I get that. But we all start out the same way when we are born. We neither like nor dislike anything when we come out of…

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Flip flops in different sizes of a family. Community Service Project: The Best Way to Bond as a Family
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Are you looking for a way to bond as a family? Do a community service project together. You don’t need to leave the country to find volunteer opportunities to do with your kids. For instance, a good idea might be to go to the Texas-Mexico border. My family has ministered to the people in The…

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Teen girls walking down a path in prom dresses. 5 Most Effective Tactics When Dealing With a Moody Teenager
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Do you have a moody teenager? If you haven’t experienced it yet, you will. One day your precious child will wake up and not like you–AT ALL. You make think you have experienced some hard times as a parent with your five-year-old, but you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. You see, there is a big difference…

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9 Awesome Activities to Help You Focus on Your Teen
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It is important to focus on your teen especially because we live in such a superficial and materialistic world. I think about the situation with Kate Spade several years ago, and her loss of life due to suicide. It makes you realize there is more to life than a designer purse. Pin it for later!…

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