5 Ways to Be an Effective Father

Question I grew up with a dad that was physically and emotionally absent. We have two young sons and I want to be the kind of father that will help […]

Mealtime Chaos

Question We’re both frustrated by our lack of quality family mealtimes together.  Our three kids are 11, 14 and 16 and our family meals, when we’re able to have them, […]

Encouraging Your Children

Question My spouse recently told me that I’m overly negative, critical and discouraging parent.  I know that it’s easier for me to criticize than to compliment.  How can I become […]

Doers, not Hearers Only

Question I’ve been a mom for 10 years, and I’ve tried very hard to emphasize to my children the difference between right and wrong.  However, I find myself getting discouraged […]

Unequal Attention

Question We have a son who is 6 years old and twins who are 3 years old. Often our son feels left out because the twins get “all the attention.” […]

Bad Music

Question I don’t approve of some of my teen’s music.  What’s the best way to approach this — do I forbid it or ignore it or what? Answer Welcome to […]

7 Keys to Building Strong Families: Conclusion

“In a country supposedly bent on the pursuit of excellence, it’s ironic that we often settle for ‘fair’–even ‘poor’ when it comes to the family. If half our major businesses […]