Parenting

Good parenting means different things in different families, with every mom and dad setting their own intention for the parenting life they want. No matter how many parenting articles you read or parenting tips you receive, remember that you are the ultimate guide and inspiration to your children.

Author Christine Naman

A Mother's Tips for Talking to Kids About Drugs

Author Christine Naman, whose teenage daughter struggled with addiction, discusses actions parents can take to decrease the likelihood that their children will get involved with alcohol and drugs and to help them get sober if they do.

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Her Autistic Son Showed Her That Nothing Is Impossible at Christmas

Adding the star to the top of the tree was a big step for her little boy.

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A angel mother cradling her child; Illustration by Orlando Hoetzel

God's Grace Helped Her Meet the Challenges of Special Needs Parenting

God helped her to be the best mother for her daughter with Down syndrome.

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Janet Paige Smith with her son, Laughlin; photo courtesy Janet Paige Smith.

A Life Lesson Learned from Her Son

She was focused on her son’s college graduation ceremony; he was focused on beginning life as an adult and protecting those he loved.

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Katie Brown; photo courtesy Katie Brown

Everyday Blessings: Childlike Wonder

The home and gardening TV personality receives a gentle reminder from her daughter to slow down and take in God’s wonders.  

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How One Mom Taught Her Son to Pray

A loving testimony of learning how to navigate life through prayer

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Artist James O'Briens' rendering of a mother and daughter in a tomato patch

The Dreams That Drew Her Closer to Her Adult Daughter

Was there any way she could close the gap that separated them?

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Mayra Fernandez; photo by Katie Hogin

She Realized That God Was Working Wonders in Her Son's Heart

A devout Catholic, she worried when her adult son declared himself an atheist.  But then he attended a family quinceañera.

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Operation Tadpole: A Valuable Parenting Lesson Learned

Her son didn’t have the greatest track record with following through. Would this be any different?

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Julie O’Neill and daughter, Bekah; photo by Cory O’Neill

She Trusted God to Guide Her Daughter Through Disappointment and Depression

Her daughter was devastated after a knee injury ended her college athletic scholarship plans. But then God opened another door.

Dari; Photo credit: Alex Jones

She Adopted the Girl from Her Dreams

God’s words reassured her that she was making the right decision in adopting the courageous child.

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Simone Gordon; Photo credit: Simone Gordon

How She Became the Black Fairy Godmother

Despite her own struggles, she used Facebook and Instagram to help people in need all across the country. 

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How a Snow Angel Changed Her Parenting Perspective

She was feeling like a failure as a mother, until a heaven-sent sign reminded her what was really important.

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A Thanksgiving Prayer, Answered

In this excerpt from Daily Guideposts, our annual collection of uplifting devotions, Patty Kirk shares an inspiring Thanksgiving memory.

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Katie Turner and her daughters. Photo credit: Katie Turner

The Making of Christmas Mother-Daughter Tradition

This tasty date balls recipe was perfect for her two sous-chefs with little hands.

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Mother talking to son

How to Talk to Kids About Death

Whether an admired celebrity or someone closer to home has died, kids need age-appropriate honesty to process a loss.

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