Parents play a significant role in shaping their children’s habits. Whether your child is 5 or 15, they’re taking cues from you as they develop and grow.
The implications of"what if I am right" can be enough to send a parent over the edge. But you have to remember something, usually your parent meter is right.
This article is written primarily for prodigal parents who are on the journey of having a prodigal child.
By teaching children now to be resilient, we can prepare them for adult life in the future. Our children can learn to compete for fun and learn how to bounce back from life's failures and disappointments.
As parents, there are 15 main things that children will want from you as much as possible.
Fatherhood is for today. We cannot afford not to make the most of every moment, but inevitably we will waste many of them.
Abandonment can be real or perceived and both physical and emotional, but is created by absent, distant, dysfunctional, addicted, deficient, and unavailable, in whole or in part, parents or primary caregivers.
The cyber revolution offers free communication and uninhibited visuals which sexualize and objectify children at an early age.
The most important method for reducing parenting stress is through loving your children unconditionally.
In many cases your grandchild will not know what happened in your life and will not have an understanding of what you learned over the years, unless you tell them about it.
Christopher became a promiscuous homosexual and ended up doing the unthinkable. After encountering Jesus Christ at his lowest point, Christopher no longer defines himself by his sexuality.
The way the parents deal with their divorce will greatly influence the lives of their children.
How can we prevent our children from becoming corrupt? How can we protect our children from violence? What caused these children to commit these tragic murders? The Bible has the answers to these questions.
In this world of moral decline where children are enticed and pulled away from right living earlier than ever in their lifetimes, all parents wish they could equip them with armor that would protect them until they become strong, wise adults
Concern for children cuts across all social classes. Whether uptown or downtown, the problems are similar. Lack, poverty and the desire to be accepted are amongst the main reasons for those from humble backgrounds to fall victim to vices.
With better than one in two marriages ending in divorce and with a growing number of people choosing not to get married, it is important to consider practical ways and means of co-parenting your children without residing in the same household.
"If it were classified as a disease, fatherlessness would be an epidemic worthy of attention as a national emergency."
I’d never thought twice about going back to work after he was born. After my six-week working maternity leave was up, I was right back at it, cranking out 50 to 60 hours a week in my job as a public relations account supervisor. I was in love with my new baby, but I also liked my job, even though it was becoming increasingly difficult for me to manage it all. I was nursing, I had difficulty sleeping at night, and my account work was getting backed up. Still, it never registered that something was going to give.
Your parenting style is usually determined by the way your parents raised you. Although this is a hard truth for some parents to swallow, if you've ever found yourself acting just like your parents, then you know that this is true. Unless you've taken the time to think about how you want to raise your kids and what you plan to do differently, then the method you'll resort to is the one that was used on you.
Bullying can have devastating effects on young and old ones alike. Fighting back physically is never an option. hence the need to learn how to beat a bully without using your fists.
Bullying can be addressed on your end. How? Build your teenagers' self-confidence! The kind of confidence derived not from having all their whims so they could be "in", but one that comes from having good values enough for them to stand proud even if they are lacking in material things.
Building self-esteem is an essential aspect in raising a healthy child. One way to do this is to present 'defeatable challenges' to your children as often as possible. So what is a defeatable challenge?
Teaching children responsibility can be time consuming and difficult at times. Chores are part of learning how to be responsible and to take pride in the living quarters that we have. We as parents need help and want to teach our children to be independent and helpful. Thus, chores are instituted.
This is an interesting question, and those who know me know that I love to teach and write about the family. Not too long ago, I read an article about undoing parenting mistakes, and the writer, Mark Gregston, said that he did a survey and many parents participated, offering some of the following comments:
Just as there is a special bond between mothers and sons, the relationship between fathers and daughters is unique. Fathers therefore cannot afford to remain remote characters in the lives of their daughters. Parenting is a joint venture, with fathers just as active participants as mothers.
Parenting is something that requires incredible skill and knowledge yet we are totally unprepared for it. If you've been finding parenting a little stressful at times, you are one of many all around the world! However, God has given us this wonderful responsibility and His Word makes it plain that He considers children a high priority.
Luke 18:16 'But Jesus called them (the parents) to Him, saying, Allow the little children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for to such (as these) belongs the kingdom of God.' The Amplified Bible.
The beat of my infant grandson's heart resonated against my chest with life, with hope, and ...at least on my side, with heartache. It was our last bit of time together (for now) and he lay on my chest, fast asleep and unaware of the busy activity of sorting, shipping and packing going on around him. His big brother, Cyrus, my best little buddy, had a heavy heart all day; being old enough to know that the time to say goodbye was at hand.
My friend George had invited me over for dinner-and-a-video, but this display of utter disrespect from his son Matt was somewhat unsettling.
We curse out loud instead of loving and blessing out loud. Our words and thoughts produce life or death. We choose. God gave us the freedom to choose good or evil, peace or worry, contentment or depression, healing or sickness, order or disorder, wealth or poverty, knowledge or illiteracy, and life or death. It is up to us.
Whether we choose to believe it or not, God Almighty is every child’s real parent. Scriptures note that the earth is the LORD’s and its fullness thereof, the world and they that dwell therein. Jehovah controls everything and has a kingdom agenda for the world that would be fulfilled through men. In God’s army are the young and old, male and female. This list is includes children ...