“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....

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....

One of the primary tasks of childhood is to develop self-discipline. Of course this is a life long challenge and certainly most adults still find self discipline hard at times, but the sooner a child begins to work on this important character quality, the better....

Before becoming a parent, you may have envisioned bedtime as the sweetest time of the day as you tucked in your little cherubs, kissed them on their foreheads, and watched them peacefully drift off to sleep. Then you had kids! What happened?...

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....

Anxiety is a difficult problem in anyone’s life. Parents’ hearts go out to their children who suffer from emotional overload, racing thoughts, and continual feelings of unrest because of anxiety. That’s not what childhood is supposed to be like....

God didn’t create our hearts big enough to hold all of the worries and concerns about life. For those who are concerned about the future, he said, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of...