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Have a New Kid by Friday | Kevin Leman

Have a New Kid by Friday is your five-day action plan that really works! With his signature wit and commonsense psychology, internationally recognized family expert Dr. Kevin Leman reveals why your kids do what they do and what you can do about it- starting right now.

Parenting the Early Years | Les & Leslie Parrott

What Kind of Parent Do You Want To Be? Who you are matters more than what you do. When your kids are all grown up, how will they remember you? In these six sessions, Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott will take you through a parenting approach you won't find in any other parenting resource.

Guarding Your Child’s Heart | Gary Smalley

How do you teach your children to guard their minds and hearts in today's society? This 12-session series from respected relationship expert Dr. Gary Smalley shows parents how they can teach their children to meditate and memorize key Scriptures that will build a foundation for leading a positive life.

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Bible Passages

"Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court." | Psalm 127:3-5 (NIV) 

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
— Psalm 139:13-16 (NIV) 

"Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” | Ephesians 6:1-3 (NIV) 

"These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates." | Deuteronomy 6:6-9 (NIV)

"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it." | Proverbs 22:6 (NIV) 

"Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord." | Ephesians 6:4 (NIV) 

"Discipline your children, and they will give you peace; they will bring you the delights you desire." | Proverbs 29:17 (NIV) 


"A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone." | Billy Graham

"There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child." | Henry Ward Beecher

Fathers and mothers, do not forget that children learn more by the eye than they do by the ear... Imitation is a far stronger principle with children than memory. What they see has a much stronger effect on their minds than what they are told.
— J.C. Ryle

"We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves." | Henry Ward Beecher

"There are illegitimate parents, but I don't believe there are any illegitimate children." | Rick Warren

"As parents, you may confidently rear your children according to God's Word. While bringing up your children, you are to remember that your children are not your "possessions" but instead are the Lord's gift to you. You are to exercise faithful stewardship in their lives." | John C. Broger

"Faithfully disciplining (training, educating, correcting) your child in a manner that pleases the Lord is an expression of biblical love. It also is a step of obedience for you as a parent and provides godly direction for your child." | John C. Broger

"What a mercy was it to us to have parents that prayed for us before they had us, as well as in our infancy when we could not pray for ourselves!" | John Flavel

"Remember that you are not called to produce successful, upwardly mobile, highly educated, athletically talented machines...Giving your children great opportunities is good; it is not, however, the goal of parenting. Christlikeness is. Above all, seek to raise children who look and act a lot like Jesus." | Chip Ingram