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Punishing Kids for Lying Only Makes Them Lie More

Do you punish your children when they’re caught in a lie? That’s what many parents do, but a new study from researchers at McGill University suggests …

Parenting

Why Gross Motor Skills Are a Key Stage of Development

As a parent, you are probably concerned about whether your child is hitting developmental milestones. Knowing what gross motor skills are and …

How to Potty Train Kids in Three Days | Parents

5 Values You Should Teach Your Child by Age Five

Many parents think that it's premature to teach values to a toddler or preschooler. But that's a misconception. Here are the values that all children should develop by their fifth birthday, and some easy ways to make them stick.<p>Value #1: Honesty<p><b>Help Kids Find a Way To Tell the Truth</b><br>The best way to …

Parenting

4 Big Fathering Mistakes to Avoid

Once upon a time, there was a very successful man. The problem was, he was a good man but a bad father. To make a long story short, his kids turned …

When Toddlers Can Give up Napping

Like all other transitions in the toddler years, there is no set age when your toddler needs to start giving up his nap. Some children stop napping …

The Distinct, Positive Impact of a Good Dad

How fathers contribute to their kids' lives<p>Are dads dispensable? A lot of scholars and writers weighing in on fatherhood these days have come to the conclusion that they are. As Jennifer Aniston, for example, once put the point in the high-profile context of a press conference: "Women are realizing …

With Kids' Bedtimes, Consistency Is Key To Learning And Development

Parents have all heard, and personally experienced, how critical a good night's sleep is for their children. But new research suggests that the consistency of kids' bedtimes matters just as much for their developing brains as the number of hours they get.<p>Researchers in the U.K. analyzed data from …

8 Ways Satan Convinces You To Question Your Salvation

Though Satan can never steal the Christian’s crown, though he can never snatch him away from the hand of the Father, he is so envious and malicious …

The New Testament in Historical Context

When I'm invited to teach in churches, I often invite questions from the group before I begin my planned presentation. I call this "building an agenda," a process that helps me understand where people are coming from and helps the audience pursue the questions they care about.<p>The overwhelming …

Theology