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“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...

On Sunday, August 16, 2020 I, Dr. Scott Turansky, shared an important message with young people that every parent would benefit from listening to along with their teens. It answers the following questions...

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....

"I never really struggled with anger, until I had kids!" Yes, we hear that a lot. Kids have a way of igniting emotions we never knew we had. The reality is that emotions in family life are contagious. A child's anger can quickly spread around...

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....