To the Prophet Joseph Smith, the Lord revealed an astonishing doctrine that speaks to the far-reaching effects of the Atonement. It also hints that our wayward children’s pre-mortal righteousness will be taken into account when judgments are pronounced.
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Let’s face it—we have all kinds of conversations with our children throughout the course of the day but sometimes it can still be awkward bringing up deeper gospel topics if it’s not something we are accustomed to doing.However, in a world where messages of all kinds are being conveyed to our families via various forms of media, it is even more important to have frequent discussions about gospel truths with our kids. Here are some tips on how to do it.
I have a 11 year-old daughter who is pretty emotional and, quite frankly, overwhelms me. Sometimes I feel like she has this victim complex, but there are times I feel like she’s genuinely sad and needs support. I have no idea of when to push her to “snap out of it” and when to validate her emotions and comfort her.
Our kids are tired of the same "porn is bad" talk and need better information from us on how to navigate the sex-saturated world that surrounds them. In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Dean Busby, director of the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University, who co-authored a book called "A Better Way to Teach Kids About Sex", which includes a chapter on how to have a better conversation about pornography.
Parents regularly share concerns with me about the direction society is going and the affect it’s having on their families. To produce good adults, parents must claim the right and responsibility of stitching the kinds of family seams “that will hold under stress.” Here are some suggestions for doing just that.
The ways we've attempted talking to our kids about sex often leave everyone feeling uncomfortable and fearful. The focus is often on what NOT to do instead of teaching joyful truths about bodies, relationships, and bonding. In this episode, I interview Dr. Dean Busby, the director of the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University, who is one of four co-authors of the new book, "A Better Way to Teach Kids About Sex".
Even though the mistakes our children make are glaring us in the face, we also know that each of our children has certain attributes that make them wonderful, individual, and precious to us. Charitable parents focus more on those good, productive attributes than on the negative mistakes their children make daily. Here's what that can look like.