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Raising Children

How to Be a Good Parent

How to Be a Good Dad

The kind of husband you are now indicates the kind of dad you will be after your child is born.

What Parents Should Know About Day Care

Ask yourself four questions to determine whether day care is a good option for your child.

What Makes a Good Parent?

How can you raise responsible children?

Should My Child Have a Smartphone?

Ask these questions to determine if you and your child are ready for the responsibility.

Teaching Children Smartphone Sense

Even tech-savvy children need parental guidance to use a smartphone responsibly.

Protect Your Child From Pornography

It may be easier than you think for children to be exposed to pornography. What you should know and what you can do to protect your child.

Why Reading Is Important for Children​—Part 1: Read or Watch?

Many children prefer to watch videos. How can parents encourage children to read more?

Why Reading Is Important for Children​—Part 2: Screen or Print?

Is it better for children to read from a digital device or a printed page? Both have advantages.

Fulfilling Your Role as a Parent

How can you help your children deal with the moral challenges they face today?

Help Your Children Deal With Disturbing News Reports

What can parents do to keep their children from becoming overwhelmed by the news?

Successful Families​—Example

If you want your words to reach your children, they must be in harmony with your actions.

When Your Child Is Disabled

Consider three challenges you might face and how the wisdom found in the Bible can help.


The Benefits of Creative Play

It has several advantages over passive entertainment and organized activities.

The Importance of Chores

Are you reluctant to assign your children chores? If so, consider how helping out around the house can teach them responsibility and bring them joy.

What if My Child Is Bored?

When your child is stuck at home with nothing to do, here are a few things to consider.

Raising Considerate Children in a Me-First World

Consider three areas where you can help your children avoid developing a me-first attitude.

Teach Your Children to Show Gratitude

Even young children can be taught to say thank you for the kindnesses shown to them.

Inculcate Moral Values in Your Children

Does your child know the truth about sex? Find out what God’s standards are and what you should teach your children.

The Need for Moral Values

Teaching your children good moral values gives them a solid foundation for the future.

Raising Responsible Children

How can Jesus’ example help you become a more effective parent?

How to Be Responsible

At what age does one learn how to be responsible, in childhood or adulthood?

How to Educate Your Child

Discipline involves more than just rules and punishment.

How to Be Resilient

Children who learn how to be resilient are better equipped to overcome difficulties in life.

How to Help Children Deal With Failure

Failure is a part of life. Teach your children to put failure in perspective and help them find solutions.

How to Help Your Child Improve His Grades

See how to identify the real problem behind bad grades and encourage learning.

What if My Child Is Being Bullied?

Four steps can help you teach your child how to respond to a bully.

How to Praise Children

One type of praise has proven to be the most effective.

Helping Your Child Deal With Puberty

Five Bible-based tips can make this often challenging time easier to manage.

When Your Child Asks About Death

Four steps can help you answer their questions and show them how to cope with the loss of a loved one.

How Can Children Learn to Love God?

How can you reach your child’s heart with the Bible’s message?

Talking to Children About Racism

Age-appropriate discussions can protect your child from the influence of racial prejudice.

How Can Parents Teach Their Children About Sex?

The Bible has many beneficial principles that will help you talk to your children about sex and protect them from sexual predators.

Teaching Your Child About Sex

Youngsters are being exposed to sexual messages at an increasingly early age. What should you know? What can you do to protect your children?

Talk to Your Children About Sex

It’s crucial that parents talk to their children about sex. Find out how to discuss this awkward topic.

Protect Your Children

Caleb and Sophia get helpful tips so they can be safe.

Talking to Children About Alcohol

When and how should parents talk to their children about this important subject?


Teaching Children Self-Control

Giving your children everything they want can actually deprive them of something far more important.

Teaching Children Humility

Teach your child humility without damaging his or her self-worth.

Disciplining Children

Disagreements over child rearing can have a negative effect on your family. Learn what a couple can do.

Whatever Happened to Discipline?

Could a movement that began in the 1960’s still be affecting parenting today?

How Should You Discipline Your Children?

The Bible describes three elements of effective discipline.

Teaching Children to Obey

Do you and your child keep getting locked in a battle of wills that your child always seems to win? Five parenting tips can help.

The Benefits of Self-Control

Why is self-control important, and how do we acquire it?

How to Be Humble

Teaching your children to be humble will help them both now and later in life.

How to Say No

What if your child tests your resolve with whining or pleading?

How to Deal With Tantrums

What can you do when your child throws a tantrum? Bible principles can help you cope with this challenge.

When Your Child Lies

What should you do if your child lies? This article discusses Bible-based advice that can help you teach your child the importance of telling the truth.