Parenting

Four souls with something in common.

How Two Kittens Helped Her Daughter with Special Needs

Adopting the fearless felines helped the 11-year-old conquer her anxiety and gain confidence.

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Back to school prayers

4 Ways to Pray Your Kids to School This Year

Are your children ready for the challenges that will face them in a new class?

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Shawnelle Eliasen with her sons

The Best Life Advice from Mom

Be excellent, stand tall and have faith—Shawnelle Eliasen's five boys share the best piece of advice they each received from their mom.

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Shawnelle with her sons (from left), Gabriel, Samuel, Isaiah, Grant and Logan

How Her Sons Taught Her To Embrace Change

Accepting that her five sons were growing up was hard for this mom. Her kids helped her let go with grace.

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Power outage in New York

God’s Grace in a New York City Blackout

A mom sends up a prayer of thanks when her son gets home safely.

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Praise God even when you're tired

Praise God, No Matter What

Whether we are stressed, worried or overwhelmed, God asks us to love Him in the moment.

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Mom talks to teen son.

How to Choose Peace Instead of Anger

A mom, in a heated moment, slows down and prays over a situation with her teenage son.

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The Today Show's Al Roker with his son, Nick

Al Roker on How Parenting a Child with Special Needs Inspires Him

The Today show weatherman and co-host shares the joys and lessons he's learned from his son, Nick.

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Today show weatherman and co-anchor Al Roker with son Nick

Al Roker on the Joys of Fatherhood

The Today show weatherman and co-host discusses the challenges and rewards of parenting a child with special needs.

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Nyon Smith

Life-Changing Advice from the Father He Hardly Knew

Nyon Smith shares how, on becoming a parent himself, he became closer to his own father, who tended to be career-focused when Nyon was growing up, and learned lessons on parenting from his dad.

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Mom talking to teen daughter

Teaching Honesty to a Teen

A parent enlists God’s help in teaching her teenage daughter to do the right thing.

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Blessings of a Special Adoption

Blessings of a Special Adoption

A soldier, an Iraqi orphan and the family they make.

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