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Talking to your daughter about sex...you know you should have the convo, but how to begin? Can you say AWKWARD? Having the sex talk may be one of the hardest to do, but it will have a huge impact on your daughter. Here are a few "talk" tips from author Tricia Goyer, plus a free printable!

Talking to Your Daughter About Sex (Plus a Free Printable)

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Many times, teens get a bad rap for being irresponsible. "Teens drive too fast, party too hard, and don’t make wise choices about their future..." So what can you do about it as a parent?

Teens' Bad Raps (And What You Can Do About It) | Tricia Goyer

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Knowing these rules for outings will prepare your children so they’ll be able to enjoy the day and have fun … and so will you! Download and print the ABCs of safety and manners in this post to share with your children.

Rules for Outings: The ABCs of Safety and Manners

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As moms there are many things we want our children to know, but as a mom for 25 years now (and my youngest still only four years old) I find as the years past my priorities for my kids focus more on Jesus’ priorities. And what was one of those priorities at the top of the list? Caring for “the least of these.” More than anything Jesus wants us to care for those without honor, without resources, and often without hope. When we do this for your children, we are training them to love as Jesus loved.

6 Ways Your Children can Serve 'The Least of These'

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Children live in the moment and don’t dwell on differences between each other like adults do—nor do they realize the impact those friendships will have throughout their lives. ((Leave a comment on this blog post for the chance to win a copy of Amish Promises!))

The Lasting Impact of an Idyllic Childhood | Leslie Gould

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Do you have a teen about to head to college (or maybe you’ve just started your parenting journey and are looking to prep and save for your child’s future education)? Here are some tips for preparing them and your finances, plus a $1000 giveaway from ECCU!

Preparing Your Teen and Finances for College

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Never say no...does that really work? No is a commanding word. It can be a denial, rejection, an expression of fear or an unintended statement of worth. But a thousand no’s can be dwarfed by the power of one YES! Here are five ways parents can say yes to their kids...

Never Say No | 5 Ways to Say Yes to your Kids

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Maybe you’re the parent, and maybe your daughter thinks her choices are her choices, and now she wants you to celebrate. Take a deep breath, Mom and Dad, and remember that even more important than winning this battle is staying connected with your daughter’s heart. Here are two ways to do just that.

When Your Church-Raised Daughter Is Pregnant

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I became a mom at a young age, and one of the things I worried about the most is what others thought. When my kids disobeyed in public I was more concerned about the opinions of strangers than I was about correcting and gently disciplining my kids. Looking back, I wish I could give this advice to my younger self...

Advice for My Younger {Mom} Self

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Being a good parent doesn't mean you have to be involved in every activity possible, and it also doesn't mean you have to give up your goals and dreams. This is what I learned about finding peace in parenthood...

Take Time to Create. Take Time to Explore.

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Being a good parent can start with changing a few habits. Don’t believe me? Take the test. Try one of these simple habits every day throughout the next five days, and watch how it transforms your family and your home! I challenge you!

5 Super Simple Habits that Will Transform Your Parenting

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The easiest thing I ever prayed was, “Lord, give me your heart.” But the hardest thing I’ve every done was to put feet to that prayer. When Christ’s heart becomes ours, our purpose as parents is clear.

Knowing Your Purpose as a Parent

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Tricia Goyer shares 5 tips she learned about homeschooling adopted kids.

How to Homeschool Adopted Kids

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Anger will happen. Frustration will come. But how you handle yourself is up to you. Download the FREE PRINTABLE to help you manage anger.

How to Get Better at Handling Anger

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This post is part of For the Family’s He Said/She Said series. My husband, John, and I share our perspectives on our adoption journey.

Adoption | He Said, She Said

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Everything changes the day you become a teen mom...but there are still just as many possibilities for your life after you find out your pregnant.

Teen Mom: You're Stronger Than You Think: Tricia Goyer: 9780310338871: Amazon.com: Books

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Here are the top 10 reasons why homeschool moms need a break!

10 Reasons a Homeschool Mom Needs a Night Out | Tricia Goyer

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My work and home life are better when I take an escape break. And the habit only takes three minutes!

Have a Positive Outlook on Life . . . in 3 Minutes!

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Teen Mom: You're Stronger Than You Think is available on Kindle and in paperback!

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If you’re looking to start making your piggy bank happy I’d like to help! (Actually ECCU wants to help and I’m excited about them helping YOU!)

Restoring the Lost Art of Piggy Bank Savings

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Have you thought about adoption, but questioned whether you and your family would be able to fully love them? I’d like to say love is instantaneous, but that’s the thing of fairy tales. When it comes to welcoming in new foster or adoptive kids, love grows one day at a time...(Read more).

Adoption: Sometimes Love Grows

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  • Stephanie Virsu
    Stephanie Virsu

    I have a brother who my mom adopted. I have always loved him he was little n cute soo cute. Now he is a teen n so helpful and I could not imagine life without him.

  • Tricia Goyer
    Tricia Goyer

    That's awesome!

The adoption process is a hard and looooong wait. But God’s timing is always perfect. We just need to be willing to trust Him, wait, and be open to the children He has planned for our families.

The Child God Chose for Us | Adoption & God's Timing

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#2. Don’t wait to have all your ducks in a row until you start. Do realize that you can only do it with God’s help, strength, and guidance. (And you’ll never have all your ducks in a row!)

Dos & Don'ts of Homeschooling to Encourage You

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#2. Don’t wait to have all your ducks in a row until you start. Do realize that you can only do it with God’s help, strength, and guidance. (And you’ll never have all your ducks in a row!)

Dos & Don'ts of Homeschooling to Encourage You

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Memories don’t have to be created or molded or designed. Simply enjoy each other!

Making Memories

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