Life Library — Child Rearing
10 Things Toddlers Wish They Could Tell You
Tips for helping your young child or grandchild grow spiritually, socially and emotionally.
Camping with the Family
Family camping trips are wonderful ways to promote family togetherness in the splendor of God's creation. And the memories these trips can provide you and your children can be priceless.
Chris Joins a Cult
When your son or daughter gets to college, a religious cult may be waiting to take control of his or her life.
Controlling the Influence of the Media
The article provides steps to help control the influence of the media in our homes.
Getting It Together with Your Family
Families need to be prepared and equipped for the high points and struggles of daily life, as well as the times of crisis. By making a commitment to one another to keep Christ at the center, your family will be better able to weather the storms life may bring.
How to Talk with Your Children
The first duty of love is to listen. When we really listen to a child, our compassion helps us sense the youngster's needs, anxieties, joys and sorrows as if they were our own.
Many parents are accustomed to a constant complaint litany from bored children. Have kids always been so easily bored? Have there always been so many antsy kids who can't sit still in a classroom? There is no doubt that a major cause is the impact of mass media on kids.
The Meaning of the Presence of Children
"It is my aim here to explore the venture of parenthood … from within the perspective of Christian faith — which has, after all, been one of the principal sources of our culture's formation on this question, but which … may help to point us in the direction of a true humanism."
A Mother's Prayer
Monica never quit praying for her son. God's answer overwhelmed her.
A New Look at Family Devotions
Do you struggle over family devotions? Maybe some new ideas will help. The goal is to have fun while learning about and sharing God's love. After all, "A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones" (Prov. 15:30).
Shaping Christian Character
The world's values were making inroads with their children, so Lutheran educators and parents in Seward, Neb., came up with a program to change that.
Ten Things Your Teen Won't Tell You
One of the most difficult tasks facing parents today is keeping the lines of communication open with their adolescent children. No longer "children" in the narrow sense of the word and not quite adults either, adolescents are often a mystery to their parents (as well as to themselves).
Ten Ways to Give the Greatest Gift
What is the greatest gift you can give your child? Perhaps this hint from God's Word helps: "What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?" (Mark 8:36). The greatest gift Christian parents can give their children is what you might call "soul food."
Your Children in Church
It can be hard to keep your children occupied in church. Included are tips for making worship more meaningful for them — and for you.
Your Children, Their Target
Even in "safe" neighborhoods, predators are luring unwary teens into the sex industry. The best thing any mom or dad can do is to just be really intentional about parenting. Keep an eye on how things are going with your children.