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Of all the things you do in parenting the most important job you have is to teach your children godly values and convictions. The Bible is the guidebook for life and when people, including children, follow it, then good things happen. But how can you...

Parents often use the fact that they're right to justify poor parenting responses toward their children. In fact, most people who unleash their anger at others believe that they're right, and often they are. Kids fall into the same problematic thinking. One nine-year-old boy said...

Competition between siblings is often demonstrated by the statement, "That's not fair" or "What about him?" Competition comes from comparison and often creates distance in relationships between brothers and sisters as they try to put each other down in order to be first or best....

There are things you can do on good days that you can't do on bad days. Good days are those days when a child is trying to overcome the weakness you've been working on. He's tried to respond better to instruction or is controlling his...

Grandparents meet a special need in the life of their grandchildren. In fact studies show that kids believe that grandparents are very important and value their relationships with them. Furthermore, most grandparents find their role very rewarding....

When you feel overwhelmed by the poor behavior of your children, here's an exercise that will give you some direction. In fact, this activity is good for any parent looking for ways to help children grow, but it's especially helpful when you're confused and overwhelmed...

Correcting children can be exasperating. Part of the problem happens when children respond poorly. They don't appreciate your suggestions or advice. Instead they become defensive, offer excuses, blame others, or even blame themselves. This resistance causes children to miss the benefits of correction. Of course,...

Discipline, however, must take place in the context of relationship. When the pressure must increase for a time in family life, be sure to also increase times of fun, affirmation, and closeness. The two must go together....