Children

Raising children is no easy task. Children have a way of challenging our assumptions about ourselves and the world, while also brightening our days with the joy and satisfaction of shaping a young life around the values we hold most dear. Stories about children highlight the ways, both funny and profound, that kids affect our lives.


How to help your kid start his day off on a positive note.

6 Ways to Start Your Day Off Right

A positive day begins with a self-affirming ritual. Here are some suggestions.


Lucas and Lisa Wasinger pose with their Minecraft quilt

The Minecraft Quilt that Brought a Mother and Son Closer

To strengthen her bond with her son, Lisa Wasinger created a Minecraft quilt that combined her love of quilting and his enthusiasm for online gaming.

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father playing with son at home on spring break

5 Cheap Ways to Entertain Your Kids on Spring Break

Make a week out of school more than just watching TV with these fun ideas for bonding with your kids.

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How chocolate can stop an argument.

The Chocolate Solution to Arguments

A mom comes up with something far sweeter than retorts when her kids bicker.

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Ezra, Naomi and Eli bring their parents three times the joy.

The Joys of Adoption: A Trio of Treasured Toddlers

Despite the challenges presented by her adopted children's special needs, this young mother is harried but happy.

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Actress Megan Good

Meagan Good: Lessons Her Mother Taught Her

The popular star of movies such as Think Like a Man and Jumping the Broom and TV’s Minority Report found a hero right there at home.

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Julie, Rebekah and Cade spend some quality time together along the John Muir Trail

7 Tips to Get Your Kids Outside

Have you ever wondered how to get your kids off the couch and into the great outdoors? A mom who hikes with her family offers practical tips and answers to all your questions. 

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Guideposts: Actor Dick Van Patten

Guideposts Classics: Dick Van Patten on Fatherhood

In this Guideposts Classic from May 1980, Dick Van Patten, the star of TV’s Eight Is Enough discovers there’s more to being a father than being a good provider.

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Monica Parker, author of OMG! How Children See God, blogs about how to raise kids with a sense of wonder.

Raising a Child with a Sense of Wonder

How to nurture a kid's unending sense of curiosity. (They are only children once.)

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Onion-Skin Easter Eggs

Onion-Skin Easter Eggs

This favorite family project uses ingredients you probably already have.


Jen Hatmaker offers hope for the imperfect family, Guideposts

Hope for Spicy Families

This excerpt from best-selling author Jen Hatmaker's new book For the Love offers hope and humor for families who don't have it all together.

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Author and TV personality Jen Hatmaker shares insights on how her faith informs her parenting.

Jen Hatmaker's Parenting Tips for Busy Moms

This author, speaker, blogger, pastor’s wife, TV personality and—whew!—mother of five reminds us that no parent is perfect. You can only do your best.

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Mom lifts up her daughter as the sun glows in the background My Kids Taught Me How to Live

My Kids Taught Me How to Live

Author Amy Julia Becker learned 5 life lessons from her children.

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An father adopting sons learns about God's perfect timing.

Expectant Father: Waiting with Joy

In the adoption process, God's perfect time brings frustration, then joy.

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