Are you being honest when you congratulate your kids? Or do you praise them even when they know they didn't do well?
I don't think so, but doesn't it sound nice if there was a magic solution to make your kids polite, respectful, and obedient? It doesn't work that way, but the struggle is part of the joy of being a parent.
While our kids ARE our kids, they're also God's kids: He's made them, and He's given them to us to care for.
Wrong. It's important to be fair, but that doesn't mean you treat each of your unique kids the same exact way.
The most essential three things you can do as a parent is to pray, pray, pray!
Mom, your emotion sets the tone for the entire family. It's a lot of pressure, but there are things you can do to make your home a happy home--even when you're not feeling it.
You may have a child going through addiction, and you want to fix it for them. But sometimes the most loving thing to do is to let them hit bottom. It's all about trusting God to what's right for them.
One neighborhood girl told another that her family is bad because of her parents' political beliefs. She had heard what her own parents said about the other family. How are you speaking of others? Your kids are listening.
Reach out to your grown kids with love, even despite differences in belief.
I thought I got away with something wrong, but my kid saw me do it. Then a few weeks later, they did a similar thing to what I did.
Are your kids praying the same, simple prayer over and over? Help them understand that prayer is a conversation with a real Person, our Creator and Father.
You don't know the struggles another family is going through, so don't be quick to judge other parents' kids.
Some churches are so concerned with offending others that they fail to preach the Gospel.
Sometimes your kids are just going to scream in public, and you can't help that. But don't be the parent that's overly permissive with your children's bad behavior.
How can you deal with deep conflict in your family?