“Battle” is a strong word. We don’t want to have battles with our children, but sometimes the way they respond makes it feel like a battle. Here are some ideas to reduce the tension, increase the cooperation, and prepare yourself so that conflict doesn’t escalate....

When people need to change their ways, God uses the term "repentance" to describe the process. However, using words like repentance and sin too often in correction with kids may create an unbalanced view of God and his positive plan for their lives. Yet, whether...

Let's face it - so many things are different for parents and kids these days. That's why Dr. Scott Turansky is teaching a LIVE Online Parenting Seminar this Fall - It's FREE If you are a parent, you'll want to reserve a spot for this seminar right away....

The first thing children must learn is to give up their agenda, follow instructions, and cooperate. But there also needs to be a way for children to appeal to parents. When children learn a wise appeal then they can use it to graciously challenge a...

Most children believe that their job description in life is to have fun. Parental instructions are an interruption to their lives, chores are an inconvenience, and work is to be avoided as much as possible....

When children are angry, they try to bait parents to join them by fighting, arguing, and using intensity to address conflict. It's like the child is in a boxing ring, touting the parent to come into the ring and fight it out....

Cooperation is so important for a child’s growth and development. The purpose of working on cooperation isn’t just to reduce tension and get things done, although those are two side-benefits....

A common source of discouragement among parents is that they see what their child needs, they want to make changes, but the other parent doesn't agree or isn't willing to cooperate....

Every family needs both management and leadership. Which do you emphasize and what do you need to develop in your life to be most effective to guide your tribe? Knowing the difference between management and leadership can provide helpful insights into your family dynamic....