We’re here on earth to be tried and tested. It’s one of the most quoted lines used to explain the purpose of mortal life and how it fits into God’s eternal plan of happiness. But tests are often not easy. And trials traditionally are not wanted. Watching your children go through either can be difficult, especially if he or she is dealing with a disorder like anxiety or depression.
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We have a saying in the Church that “no other success can compensate for failure in the home.” That statement, frequently quoted by David O. McKay, no doubt reminds us that the work we do in our homes is vitally important. But for years that statement made me worry and wonder how I was measuring up as a parent.
As another school year comes to a close, many parents are reassessing the educational needs of their children and whether the public schools they are attending are meeting those needs. It is a good time to open our minds to available options and be educated in possibilities.
The conversations we have with our children, the things we allow them to spend their time looking at, and the books we read to them will format their brains. This leads them toward information, inspiration or stimulation. So, what is it that our children are most often thinking about?
Our daughter has been living with a married man for six months now. We have a Disneyland trip planned this summer. Our daughter has agreed to let us take her young children on the trip with us. However, we haven't invited her because we don't feel comfortable with this man. Any suggestions?
My ex-husband I are now two separate parents with totally different parenting skills and our kids are figuring out how to get what they want by splitting us. I’m doing my best, but I feel I’m alone in this.
My husband and I are the brand new parents of a little girl. Even though she’s an infant, we want to get a head start on understanding how to parent her as she grows up. When I go online to search out parenting resources, I immediately get overwhelmed with all of the advice that is out there.