Focus on the Family

Focus on the Family by Jim Daly

April 13, 2014

Building Memories Is So Important as Kids Grow Up

Q: What are some things I can do to make good memories for my kids and family? Jim: Building memories as a family is important to create a sense of common identity and heritage. Accomplishing it, though, can be tough -- especially when the demands of the day-to-day grind leave you short on time and... continue

April 06, 2014

Stepdad's Discipline Getting in the Way of Family Bonding

Q: What's the best way for a stepparent to form strong bonds with a stepchild? I recently married a wonderful man. He's kind, but firm with my three children and plans to adopt them. Unfortunately, my preschool-age son has had a hard time warming up to him. Jim: Having struggled as a young stepson... continue

March 30, 2014

At-Home Adult Son Should Live by Other Rules

Q: How should we parent our at-home adult son when there are also two young teens in the house? We want to treat him differently in terms of rules and expectations, but we're concerned about how this might affect the younger kids. Jim: You're wise to recognize a distinction between your grown son... continue

March 23, 2014

Ex's Facebook Request Could Harm Marriage

Q: Should I accept a "friend" request on Facebook from an old boyfriend? I'm in love with my husband and committed to him, so I feel sure that this won't pose a threat to our marriage. What do you think? Jim: I'd suggest the first thing you should do is ask your husband what he... continue

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