Articles - Parenting







1. 'Sorry' Seems to Be the Hardest Word 

by Joe White, Lissa Halls Johnson

Adapted from Sticking With Your Teen: How to Keep From Coming Unglued No Matter What, published by Focus on the Family. Copyright 2006 by Joe White. All rights reserved. International copyright secured.

 


2. A Date With Dad 

by Focus on the Family

Copyright 2005 Focus on the Family. All rights reserved. International copyright secured.

 


3. A Father and a Gentleman 

by Arthur Keeley

This article first appeared in the February/March, 2009 issue ofFocus on the Family magazine. Copyright 2009 Arthur Keeley. All rights reserved. Arthur Keeley is the singles' pastor at McGregor Baptist Church in Ft. Myers, Fla.

 


4. A mother's truce 

by Dr. Louis McBurney

This article first appeared in the Parents Edition of the August, 2007 issue of Focus on the Family magazine. Copyright 2007 Dr. Louis McBurney. All rights reserved. Dr. Louis McBurney is a psychiatrist. He and his wife, Melissa, live in Colorado.

 


5. Acknowledging Feelings 

by Focus on the Family

Copyright 2005 Focus on the Family. All rights reserved. International copyright secured.

 


6. Age to Age 

by Betty Hanks

This article first appeared in the April/May 2009 issue of Focus on the Family magazine. Copyright 2009 Betty Hanks. All rights reserved. Betty Hanks and her family enjoy their community of friends in Texas.

 


7. Are you a 'Pinocchio Parent'? 

by Shana Schutte

Copyright 2008 Shana Schutte. Used by permission.

 


8. Back to School: Bullying 

by Focus on the Family

Adapted from the Complete Guide to Baby & Child Care, a Focus on the Family book published by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Copyright 1999, Focus on the Family. All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission.

 


9. Bedtimes and Mealtimes 

by Lisa Whelchel

Adapted from Creative Correction by Lisa Whelchel, a Focus on the Family book published by Tyndale House Publishers. Copyright 2000, Lisa Whelchel. All rights reserved. International copyright secured.

 


10. Before the Talk: Dealing With Our Past 

by Focus on the Family

Copyright 2004 Focus on the Family. All rights reserved. International copyright secured.

 


11. Beyond the Heartache 

by Karilee Hayden

This article was adapted from an article that first appeared in the September 2006 issue of Focus on the Family magazine. Copyright 2006 Karilee Hayden. All rights reserved.

 


12. Boost Curiosity and Thinking Skills 

by Focus on the Family

Adapted from Handbook on Choosing Your Child's Education, a Focus on the Family book published by Tyndale House Publishers. Copyright 2007, Focus on the Family. All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission.

 


13. Build Relationship With Your Child 

by Clem Boyd

This article first appeared in the Parents Edition of the August, 2007 issue of Focus on the Family magazine. Copyright 2007 Clem Boyd. All rights reserved.

 


14. Conflict With Your Teen 

by Gary Smalley and Greg Smalley

Taken from The DNA of Parent-Teen Relationships: Discover the Key to Your Teen's Heart published by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Copyright 1998 and 2005 by Gary Smalley and Greg Smalley, Psy.D. All rights reserved.

 


15. Consider Hiring Professional Help 

by Sabrina O'Malone

Excerpted from Moms on the Job by Sabrina O'Malone, a Focus on the Family book published by Tyndale House Publishers. Copyright 2006, Sabrina O'Malone. All rights reserved.

 


16. Consistent Fatherhood 

by Carey Casey

Taken from Championship Fathering, published by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Copyright 2009 Carey Casey. All rights reserved.

 


17. Controlling the Tongue 

by Lisa Whelchel

Adapted from Creative Correction by Lisa Whelchel, a Focus on the Family book published by Tyndale House Publishers. Copyright 2000, Lisa Whelchel. All rights reserved. International copyright secured.

 


18. Cultivating a Love for Learning in Your Children 

by Jody Capehart

Copyright 2011 Jody Capehart. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

 


19. Dads: Make Every Day Count 

by Focus on the Family

Copyright 2012 Focus on the Family. All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission.

 


20. Defining Success as a Parent 

by Focus on the Family

Taken from Losing Control & Liking It, a Focus on the Family book published by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Copyright 2009, Focus on the Family. All rights reserved. International copyright secured.

 


21. Delegating on the Job 

by Sabrina O'Malone

Excerpted from Moms on the Job by Sabrina O'Malone, a Focus on the Family book published by Tyndale House Publishers. Copyright 2006, Sabrina O'Malone. All rights reserved.

 


22. Develop Emotional Intimacy With Your Kids 

by Randy Wilson

Copyright 2007, Randy Wilson. Used by permission.

 


23. Disappointed on Mother's Day 

by Mona Shriver

This article first appeared in the May, 2006 issue of Focus on the Family magazine. Copyright 2006 Mona Shriver. All rights reserved. Mona Shriver celebrates Mothers Day in Denair, Calif.

 


24. Disciplining as a Single Parent 

by Dr. David and Lisa Frisbie

This article first appeared in the Summer 2011 issue of ThrivingFamily magazine and was originally titled "Mean It Like You Say It." Copyright 2011 by Dr. David and Lisa Frisbie. Used by permission. ThrivingFamily.com.

 


25. Draw Your Children Into the Bible 

by Lynne Thompson

Copyright 2009 Lynne Thompson. All rights reserved. International copyright secured.

 


26. Eating Disorders - Overview 

by Marian Eberly, Bonnie Harken

Copyright 2000 Focus on the Family.

 


27. Eating Disorders - Signs and Symptoms 

by David Wall, Ph.D. and Bonnie Harken

Copyright 1999 Focus on the Family.

 


29. Equip Kids for Lifelong Learning 

by Focus on the Family

Adapted from Handbook on Choosing Your Child's Education, a Focus on the Family book published by Tyndale House Publishers. Copyright 2007, Focus on the Family. All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission.

 


30. Family Talk and Identity 

by Candice Z. Watters

Copyright 2004 Focus on the Family. All rights reserved. International copyright secured.

 


31. Fathers: The Power of Perception 

by John Blase

Copyright 2008 John Blase. All rights reserved. International copyright secured.

 


32. Food for Thought 

by Lauren Winner

Originally appeared on TrueU.org. Copyright 2005 Lauren Winner. All rights reserved. International copyright secured.

 


33. Forgetfulness and Lying 

by Lisa Whelchel

Adapted from Creative Correction by Lisa Whelchel, a Focus on the Family book published by Tyndale House Publishers. Copyright 2000, Lisa Whelchel. All rights reserved. International copyright secured.

 


34. From Parent to Consultant 

by Letitia Suk

This article first appeared in the Midlife & Beyond Edition of the June, 2008 issue of Focus on the Family magazine. Copyright 2008 Letitia Suk. All rights reserved.

 


35. Give Chores to Your Kids 

by Sabrina O'Malone

Excerpted from Moms on the Job by Sabrina O'Malone, a Focus on the Family book published by Tyndale House Publishers. Copyright 2006, Sabrina O'Malone. All rights reserved.

 


36. God's Love 

by Kurt Bruner

Adapted from Mealtime Moments, a Focus on the Family book published by Tyndale House Publishers. Copyright 2000, Focus on the Family. All rights reserved. International copyright secured.

 


38. Helping Your Teen Learn Selfless Living 

by Marc A. Fey

Copyright 2005 Focus on the Family. All rights reserved. International copyright secured.

 


39. Holding Tight When Your Teen Rebels 

by Joe White

Taken from Help! My Teen Thinks I'm the Enemy, published by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2007 Focus on the Family. All rights reserved.

 


40. Hope for the New Year - Single Parenting 

by Focus on the Family

2009 Focus on the Family. All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission.

 


41. How to Choose Video Games Wisely 

by Vicki Caruana, Chris Caruana, Olivia Bruner

 


42. How to Get Things Done With Teens 

by Sabrina O'Malone

Excerpted from Moms on the Job by Sabrina O'Malone, a Focus on the Family book published by Tyndale House Publishers. Copyright 2006, Sabrina O'Malone. All rights reserved.

 


43. How To Talk To A Reluctant Teen 

by Joe White, Lissa Halls Johnson

Taken from Sticking With Your Teen, published by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Copyright 2006 by Joe White. All rights reserved.

 


45. Into His Arms 

by Susan Elizabeth Thomas

This article first appeared in the April/May 2009 issue of Focus on the Family magazine. Copyright 2009 Susan Elizabeth Thomas. All rights reserved. Susan Elizabeth Thomas basks in God's grace in Idaho

 


46. Launching Your Child's Faith: Too Hard or Too Scary? 

by John Trent, Ph.D.

Adapted from FaithLaunch: A Simple Plan to Ignite Your Child's Love for Jesus by John Trent, Ph.D., and Jane Vogel (Focus on the Family/Tyndale, 2008)

 


47. Learn the Signs of Bullying 

by Focus on the Family

Adapted from the Complete Guide to Baby & Child Care, a Focus on the Family book published by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Copyright 1999, Focus on the Family. All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission.

 


48. Let Your Kids Fail 

by Chip Ingram

This article first appeared in the Parents Edition of the April, 2007 issue of Focus on the Family magazine. Copyright 2007 Chip Ingram. All rights reserved.

 


49. Loving Even When it Hurts 

by Tim Kimmel

This article was adapted from an article that first appeared in the October/November 2004 Focus on the Family magazine. Copyright 2004 Tim Kimmel. All rights reserved.

 


50. Loving Your Wayward Child 

by Jeanette Gardner Littleton

This article was adapted from an article that first appeared in the Parents Edition of the May 2008 issue of Focus on the Family magazine. Copyright 2008 Jeanette Gardner Littleton. All rights reserved.

 


51. Making Mornings Manageable 

by Michelle LaRowe

From The Working Mom's 411 2009 by Michelle LaRowe. Published by Regal Books, www.regalbooks.com. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

 


52. Managing Tween Anger 

by Shana Schutte

Copyright 2008 Shana Schutte. All rights reserved. International copyright secured.

 


53. Messiness 

by Lisa Whelchel

Adapted from Creative Correction by Lisa Whelchel, a Focus on the Family book published by Tyndale House Publishers. Copyright 2000, Lisa Whelchel. All rights reserved. International copyright secured.

 


54. Ministering to the Prodigal Son (or Daughter) 

by Erin Prater

Copyright 2007 Erin Prater. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

 


56. Mother-Daughter Conflict 

by Susan A. Yates

Susan A. Yates speaks nationally and internationally on marriage, parenting and women's issues. She is the author of And Then I Had Teenagers. This article originally appeared in the March/April, 2011 issue of Thriving Family magazine. Copyright 2011 by Susan A. Yates. Used by permission. ThrivingFamily.com.

 


57. Mother-Daughter Face-Off 

by Annette Cole

This article first appeared in the Single-Parent Edition of the July, 2007 issue of Focus on the Family magazine. Copyright 2007 Annette Cole. All rights reserved. Annette Cole lives in Springfield, Ore.

 


58. Motivating Kids to Clean Up 

by Dr. Bill Maier

Copyright 2007, Focus on the Family.- All rights reserved. International copyright secured.

 


59. Parenting Adult Children 

by Karen O'Connor

Copyright 2002 by Karen O'Connor. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

 


60. Parenting Challenges: Teen Rebellion 

by Pam Woody

Copyright 2009, Focus on the Family. All rights reserved. International copyright secured.

 


61. Pray With Your Children 

by Mark Holmen

Adapted from Faith Begins at Home, published by Regal. Copyright (2007), Regal. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

 


62. Raising Kids in a Culture Where Po0rnography Abounds 

by Rob Jackson

Copyright 2004 Rob Jackson. All rights reserved. International copyright secured.

 


63. Raising Teens 

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64. Rebellion and Intervention 

by Dr. Bill Maier

Taken from Help! My Teen Thinks I'm the Enemy, published by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2007 Focus on the Family. All rights reserved.

 


65. Relentless Parenting 

by Focus on the Family

Taken from Parents' Guide to the Spiritual Mentoring of Teens, Copyright 2001 Focus on the Family. All rights reserved.

 


66. Rowdiness 

by Lisa Whelchel

Adapted from Creative Correction by Lisa Whelchel, a Focus on the Family book published by Tyndale House Publishers. Copyright 2000, Lisa Whelchel. All rights reserved. International copyright secured.

 


67. Serving as a Family 

by Grace Fox

This article first appeared in the April, 2005 issue of Discovery Years. Copyright 2005, Grace Fox. All rights reserved.

 


68. Sexy Too Soon 

by Vicki Courtney

This article first appeared in the February/March, 2009 issue ofFocus on the Family magazine. Copyright 2009 Vicki Courtney. All rights reserved. Vicki Courtney is the founder of Virtuous Reality Ministries, which encourages young women to take ownership of their faith and identity in Christ.

 


69. Share the Workload With Your Husband 

by Sabrina O'Malone

Excerpted from Moms on the Job by Sabrina O'Malone, a Focus on the Family book published by Tyndale House Publishers. Copyright 2006, Sabrina O'Malone. All rights reserved.

 


70. So Your Teen's Going To Prom - Now What? 

by Tammy Darling

Copyright 2012 by Tammy Darling. Used by permission. ThrivingFamily.com.

 


71. Special Needs and Marriage: Conquering Communication 

by Joe and Cindi Ferrini

Copyright 2010, Joe and Cindi Ferrini. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

 


72. Stage Fright 

by Focus on the Family

Copyright 2001 Focus on the Family. This article first appeared in the May 2001 Growing Years edition of Focus on the Family magazine.

 


73. Stay-at-Home Moms: Taking Care of Yourself 

by Jill Savage

Taken from Professionalizing Motherhood by Jill Savage. Copyright 2001 by Jill Savage. Used by permission of Zondervan. www.zondervan.com

 


74. Sticking With Your Teen: Having to Say You're Sorry 

by Joe White, Lissa Halls Johnson

Adapted from Sticking With Your Teen: How to Keep From Coming Unglued No Matter What, published by Focus on the Family. Copyright 2006 by Joe White. All rights reserved. International copyright secured.

 


75. Superwoman Doesn't Exist 

by Sabrina O'Malone

Excerpted from Moms on the Job by Sabrina O'Malone, a Focus on the Family book published by Tyndale House Publishers. Copyright 2006, Sabrina O'Malone. All rights reserved.

 


76. Surviving an Adolescent Meltdown 

by Sally Schrock

This article first appeared in the February/March, 2009 issue ofFocus on the Family magazine. Copyright 2009 Sally Schrock. All rights reserved. Sally Schrock has three married children and 15 grandchildren.

 


77. Taking Care of Yourself 

by Jill Savage

Taken from: My Heart's at Home. Copyright 2007 by Jill Savage. Published by Harvest House Publishers, Eugene, OR. Used by permission.

 


78. Taming the Tattletale 

by Ginger Plowman

 


79. Tantrums and Whining 

by Lisa Whelchel

Adapted from Creative Correction by Lisa Whelchel, a Focus on the Family book published by Tyndale House Publishers. Copyright 2000, Lisa Whelchel. All rights reserved. International copyright secured.

 


80. Teaching Through Trials 

by Susan Mathis

This article first appeared in the February/March, 2009 issue ofFocus on the Family magazine. Copyright 2009 Focus on the Family. All rights reserved.

 


81. Teens and Eating Disorders 

by Focus on the Family

Copyright 2000, 2002 Focus On the Family. All rights reserved. International Copyright Secured.

 


82. The Four Phases of Parenthood 

by Bob Hostetler

2007 Focus on the Family. All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission.

 


83. The Holidays Times Two 

by Susan Mathis

This article first appeared in the Couples Edition of the November, 2007 issue of Focus on the Family magazine. Copyright 2007 Focus on the Family. All rights reserved.

 


84. The Impact of Everyday Interactions 

by Allison Akey

This article first appeared in the August/September 2009 issue of Focus on the Family magazine. Copyright 2009 Allison Akey. All rights reserved

 


85. The Legacy You Want to Give 

by J. Otis Ledbetter and Kurt Bruner

From Your Heritage, by J. Otis Ledbetter and Kurt Bruner. Used by permission of Chariot Victor Publishing, a division of Cook Communications Copyright 1996.

 


86. The Power of Fathers 

by John Blase

Copyright 2008 John Blase. All rights reserved. International copyright secured.

 


87. The Real Job of Moms 

by Tim Sanford

Taken from Losing Control & Liking It, a Focus on the Family book published by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Copyright 2009, Focus on the Family. All rights reserved. International copyright secured.

 


88. The Trap of Eating Disorders 

by Stacey White

Originally appeared on Briomag.com. Copyright 2004 Focus on the Family. All rights reserved. International copyright secured.

 


89. The Value of Stay-at-Home Mums 

by Jill Savage

Taken from: My Heart's at Home. Copyright 2007 by Jill Savage. Published by Harvest House Publishers, Eugene, OR. Used by permission.

 


90. Tools for Listening to Your Teen 

by Joe White, Lissa Halls Johnson

Taken from Sticking With Your Teen, published by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Copyright 2006 by Joe White. All rights reserved.

 


91. Uncovering the Pain Behind Your Child's Anger 

by Shana Schutte

Copyright 2008 Shana Schutte. All rights reserved. International copyright secured.

 


92. Valentine's Day 

by Catherine Wilson

Catherine Wilson is an associate editor at Focus on the Family Canada. 2008 Focus on the Family (Canada) Association. All rights reserved.

 


93. What To Do When Children Lose Their Temper 

by Shana Schutte

Copyright 2008 Shana Schutte. All rights reserved. International copyright secured.

 


94. When Children Use Pornography 

by Rob Jackson

Copyright 2004 Rob Jackson. All rights reserved. International copyright secured.

 


95. Where Do I Begin? 

by Joe White, Lissa Halls Johnson

Adapted from Sticking With Your Teen: How to Keep From Coming Unglued No Matter What, published by Focus on the Family. Copyright 2006 by Joe White. All rights reserved. International copyright secured.

 


96. Who's Your Hero? 

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97. Why Apologize? 

by Joe White, Lissa Halls Johnson

Adapted from Sticking With Your Teen: How to Keep From Coming Unglued No Matter What, published by Focus on the Family. Copyright 2006 by Joe White. All rights reserved. International copyright secured.

 


98. Working Moms Need to Delegate 

by Sabrina O'Malone

Excerpted from Moms on the Job by Sabrina O'Malone, a Focus on the Family book published by Tyndale House Publishers. Copyright 2006, Sabrina O'Malone. All rights reserved.

 


99. Your Career Choice ... or Theirs? 

by Clem Boyd

This article first appeared in the April/May 2009 issue of Focus on the Family magazine. Copyright 2009 Clem Boyd. All rights reserved. Clem Boyd keeps swinging the bat as a writer, church leader, husband and father of three in Beavercreek, Ohio.

 


100. Your Teen's Spiritual Gifts 

by Joe White with Larry Weeden

Adapted from Wired by God: Empowering Your Teen for a Life of Passion and Purpose by Joe White with Larry Weeden, Copyright 2004, Tyndale House Publishers. Used by permission. Thanks to counselor Tim Sanford for his contributions to this article.