Parents, sometimes faith and prayer is not enough. As parents, we know this to be true. Consider the perfect parent: God the Father. He created humans and gave us the opportunity to live eternally at peace with Him, the world, the animals and other persons. Yet, the first people, Adam and Eve, still chose to “eat the apple.” The Partnership at Drug Free is a website dedicated to assisting parents with preventing and dealing with drug abuse by their children. Drugfree.org is packed with resources for parents to prevent and handle it when a child is addicted to drugs or alcohol.
The book and video series, Effective Parenting In A Defective World, by Chip Ingram (Focus on the Family, 2006), is a powerful, practical guide for parents with children of all ages. We also highly recommend the DVD study and guide for small groups or Sunday School classes.
Have you considered the impact of advertising, commercials and toys on your child’s values? There are ways to protect children from unhealthy toys, pressure from commercials and ways parents can get involved. Find out how commercials impact children and what you can do to protect your child’s innocence.
We want our children to fit in, to be accepted at school. When they ask for expensive items, it hooks something from our past. And like many parents, we find ourselves buying something not needed or out of our budget. Read about tactics to help your child learn the value of money and more while saying “No.”