All Articles for Character Development

teaching kids about money

One Dollar = One Taco: Easy Money Lessons Ov...

In a first world country, our kids know that everything they could ever want to buy is accessible. How do we teach them the value of things and money?
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Snowplow parenting

You Might Be a ‘Snowplow Parent’...

Many parents fall into the well-meaning mishap of clearing an easy path for their kids, regardless of the cost. Have you?
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Teaching Our Kids Not to Be Bystanders to Bullying

Teaching Our Kids Not to Be Bystanders to Bu...

Most kids on today’s campuses probably fall into the category of “bystander.” They know they should probably do something, but they don’t.
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Gender-Neutral Parenting Isn’t for Me

My husband and I are raising our daughters to identify with who God designed them to be, embrace the characteristics He gave them, and develop confidence in the goodness of their Maker.
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Smartphone addiction in kids

My Son Was Addicted to a Smartphone

The patterns I saw in my child’s behavior opened my eyes to the damage my phone had done.
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50 Things You Can Say to Make Your Child Fee...

A list for parents who want their children to know their love and God’s love.
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a surprising antidote for sibling rivalry

A Surprising Antidote for Sibling Rivalry

Teaching your children to help others is a lifetime gift to them and to everyone they encounter.
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Q&A: How do I stop my child from cursing...

Don't ever think that training your child's language is in vain.
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3 Truths We Need to Teach Our Kids About Bei...

Filling our hearts and minds with the things of God will quench the hunger that the world cannot.
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2 Simple Ways to Teach Respect to Young Chil...

Training preschoolers can be overwhelming, but starting small will build a strong foundation for more lessons to come.
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who's running things around here

Who’s Running Things Around Here?

The undeniable fact is that God expects parents to lead the family.
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Chores for children

Teaching Toddlers to Do Chores

As parents we can grow accustomed to doing everything for our young children and lose the opportunity to teach them responsibility.
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Family busy with activities

Lessons From a Basketball Coach: The Value o...

How the high school coach of NBA star LeBron James teaches his players about the value of serving others.
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teaching kids the difference between discernment and being judgemental

Teaching Kids the Difference Between Discern...

We need to help our kids carefully discern good from evil without developing hearts that condemn others.
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Help me be a better parent

31 Questions to Help You Be a Better Parent

Answer these questions with honesty, humility, and dependence on God's power.
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teaching your children to be a good conversationalist

Teaching Your Children to Be Good Conversati...

Training our kids to be good conversationalists is an example of living out the second great commandment: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
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if you want to tame your child's tongue, start with your own

If You Want to Tame Your Child’s Tongu...

One of the greatest gifts we can give our children is disciplined speech.
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murray family code

Murray Family Code

Karis Kimmel Murray describes the “Murray Family Code.” She and her husband developed these rules to emphasize practical and biblical expectations for how family members will live and treat each other.
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Parenting

7 Priorities for Great Parenting

If we had only 30 minutes to talk with you, here's the advice we would pass on.
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Will Your Kids Be Ready for the Real World?

Youth entitlement seems to have reached epidemic proportions in both my family and society as a whole.
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Teaching my teen

Teaching Your Teen to Treat the Opposite Sex...

A few specifics that teenagers need to learn about the opposite sex.
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Ministering to parents

The Myth of Successful Parenting

No matter how skillful you are, only God is sovereign over your children.
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Stop overindulging children

Stop Overindulging Your Children

Advice on how to meet all their needs, but not all their wants.
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Q&A: Teaching Children How to Resolve Co...

Three suggestions for modeling conflict resolution to your kids.
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Q&A: Financial Planning, Kid Style

What are some ways to teach my children about money?
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Raising Responsible Kids

Help your children take responsibility for their actions.
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Forgiveness Is a Gift of Love

A champion gymnast learns that healing for her troubled relationship with her father takes more than hard work and determination. An excerpt from a new book, Growing Together in Forgiveness.
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Teaching my child

The Power of a Parent

By building your child's character, you can help shape the future.
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Q&A: Teaching Children to Apologize

We need to realize that we are not just asking for an apology, but we are also training their consciences.
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Cody’s Lesson

When we got out of the car, I could tell I had picked a bad day to bring a little kid to the mall.
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Kids and lying

Don’t Let Your Kids Get Away With Lyin...

Lying, no matter how small, is a big deal. If our children are going to develop the discipline to always embrace the truth, it will be with our help.
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Parenting teens

Exposing Deceit in Your Teen

These steps will help you keep track of the truth.
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Guiding Your Teen Away From the Deceit Trap

As we shape our children’s convictions we need to be careful to give them God’s perspective of lies, false appearances, and misrepresentations of the truth.
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How Well Is Your Child Avoiding the Deceit T...

Here are some ways to test how well your child is handling the deceit trap.
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Modeling a Commitment to Excellence for Your...

We need to model and teach a commitment to excellence.
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Modeling Integrity to Your Child

A life of integrity is a life you can trust.
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Q&A: Getting Kids to Do Their Chores

Using chores to teach responsibility.
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Q&A: Helping Your Homesick Campers

This can be a time in your child’s life when she can begin to wean herself from her parents and begin to form her own identity.
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Q&A: Lying and Deceitfulness in Teenager...

The child who is developing more complex thinking abilities now has a better set of tools to use in being deceitful.
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Sleepover Dilemmas

Do your children know what you expect of them when they spend the night with a friend?
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Teaching Your Child Excellence Through House...

Our children have approached their simple household chores with all the enthusiasm normally expressed for a root canal.
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teaching your children to handle money

Teaching Your Children to Handle Money

You can use all sorts of methods to teach your children how to earn, save, invest, and spend wisely.
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Values Are Your Most Important Parenting Too...

Your children are watching where you spend your time, money, and resources.
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What I hope to accomplish as a mom

What I Hope to Accomplish as a Mom

Parenting isn’t just a manual task—it’s the shaping of a life.
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Teach children gratitude

Why We Need to Teach Our Children About Grat...

Gratitude is not natural; it must be nurtured.
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How UCLA coach john wooden learned about building men

How UCLA Coach John Wooden Learned About Bui...

The beloved coach was raised by a father who believed in building character.
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Our Children Need Us

Our love will be the stabilizing power that I hope God will use to pull this child through these turbulent times.
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Protecting Your Children From Sexual Predato...

Guidance for teaching your children to be sensitive to potential danger.
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The Toddler Years

Toddlers make mothers feel like they have lost control of the family.
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Calling Your Child to a Commitment to Excell...

Our children need to catch a vision for being an ambassador for Christ.
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building friendships with your young children

Building Friendships With Your Young Childre...

Eight "foundation builders" to help parents as they seek to cultivate strong friendships with their young children.
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Chores for children

Age-Appropriate Chores for Children

What chores can children do at specific ages? The following chart gives some ideas of what is possible.
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Teach my child manners

A Biblical Approach to Manners

Manners were God's idea first.
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Parenting

40 Lessons We Sought to Teach Our Children

Here's a list of values and character traits that helped us focus on biblical priorities in our parenting.
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How to ruin your kid for life

How to Ruin Your Kid for Life

Ten ways to ensure that your child will not succeed.
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Surviving a Strong-Willed Child

Four tips for interacting with a stubborn child.
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Parenting

Taming the Wild Tongues in Your Family

Here's help if you're concerned about how your children talk to you and to each other.
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