Parenting

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Parenting Toolbox - Easy to use resources to help you on your parenting journey
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When life kicks you, it’s easy to become disoriented. Counselling is simply a way of pressing the “reset button.” If relationships matter to you, there’s one important principle you need to bear in...
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Q: My daughter is 8 years old and very athletic. She does very well in gymnastics. Yet, she lacks discipline and struggles in soccer, where her dad is the coach. The soccer season is starting up...
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After the initial shock of finding out about your spouse's homosexuality, it's important to establish a plan for yourself, your family and a plan for reconciliation with your spouse. God's tells us...
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The day Sally found out her dad was gay, her parents called a family meeting. From her sister's phone call, she knew something was very wrong. Sally said, "The house had a quiet eeriness about it....
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Love is essentially a movement of grace to embrace those who have sinned against us (Matthew 5:43-48). It is the offer of restoration to those who have done harm, for the purpose of destroying evil...
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In addition to feeling a sense of loss, especially if a parent has left the home, children may experience shame, humiliation, fear, instability, and confusion. This may manifest in any number of ways...
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You've just found out your spouse may be struggling with homosexuality. Waves of crippling emotions including shock, fear, and panic are washing over you, and you're not certain where to turn or who...
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One of seven children, Paula was raised on the mission field. She witnessed her parents live by faith and sacrifice a normal family life and worldly possessions for the sake of the gospel. She grew...
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Martin Luther once wrote, "The fewer the words, the better the prayer." The job of mums and dads is kind of like prayer in that way. The fewer the words, the better the parenting. Yes, good parenting...
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Before she was a teenager, Chelsea* had a mobile phone. She also had her own bedroom complete with Netflix and a computer with high-speed Internet access. By the time she was a young teen, she made...
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As your child approaches puberty, you are going to have to shift gears from talking about sex in general to more specific briefings on his or her own sexuality. Whether you make this a specific...
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An eye roll (or 20). A smashed bumper. Indifference and disrespect. Eating the last of your favourite ice cream, for crying out loud! For some parents, the teenage years test the bonds of...