'19 Kids and Counting' Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar Shared Parenting Tips

Whether you have one child or nineteen, these parenting tips from Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will help to create a loving, family environment. Teach your children to love God with all of their heart, soul, mind and strength, and memorize God's word together as a family. As part of their homeschool curriculum, Michelle and the kids gather at the kitchen table for what they call "Memory Lane." They review the Bible verses and character qualities that they have memorized, complete with hand mot

The Story of Mia Robertson: Inspiration from Difficult Challenge in Life

Jase & I learned that Mia had a cleft lip and possible cleft palate at 31 weeks gestation, thanks to a 4-D ultrasound. We were able to prepare ourselves and our boys, as best as we knew how, for a few weeks before she was born at 37 weeks gestation. Mia Elaine Robertson was born on September 12, 2003, with a bilateral cleft lip and palate & it was through a mutual friend, we met a family in our area who had a son born with this same condition just a few months before Mia.

Moms' Night Out - The Importance of having Something to Say

I've been thinking a lot about the writer's voice lately. When agents or producers in Hollywood say they are looking for a writer with "a voice," what are they asking for? What is a voice for, anyway? To enable you to speak, of course. Because you have something to say. I think audiences are hungry for filmmakers who have something to say

'19 Kids and Counting' Michelle Duggar's Most Important Tip for Teaching Kids Manners

Question from a "19 Kids and Counting" fan on Facebook: I'm dealing with a child that's in the phase of, "I want. I want. I want." They want everything. Do you have any advice for breaking that habit? I sure do. I learned the hard way. With my first one, that was a struggle! They need to learn that you don't say, "I want." You need to say, "May I please?" That has been so powerful in transforming my little ones' attitudes


Testimony of Jennifer Polimino, Author of Praying Through Your Pregnancy

For almost 20 years, I never wanted anyone to find out what had happened to me. I was embarrassed and ashamed. I grew up in a Christian home. I'm the second oldest of seven children. I have four brothers and two sisters. My parents decided they wanted us to live in a better place than Chicago. So when I was four, they moved to Hawaii.What an amassing place to grow up in!


Busy Doing Nothing

It happened to me one summer. My wife and I scheduled the kids to play baseball and attend several activities at the county park. I raced home from work each day to grab a quick bite of dinner...

Are you getting your kids Porn for Christmas?

I live in the winter wonderland of Michigan. As I write this, the weather forecast says snow is coming and I’m looking forward to it; except for the shoveling my driveway part. I love this time of year: Singing carols, celebrating the birth of Jesus and shopping in stores decked out for Christmas.

How to Build a Sweet Home Together

"That's one memory I'll never forget." That's how the conversation began. "I'll always remember that sugar-cube castle," our older teen daughter told me. My mind did a quick shuffle, sorting through thousands of files, until the right image came up...

A Lesson From Duck Dynasty, Justine Sacco, and Christmas

Ask a bearded guy from Louisiana or a tweeting PR exec en route to Africa to comment on that..Ask Justine Sacco. One woman, PR exec for the parent company of Vimeo, who yesterday tweeted 140 stinging characters that slapped and offended — and then boarded her no wifi plane. When she got off her flight 13 hours later, she found herself a hashtag that was trending worldwide, apparently fired from her high profile position, and hunted down on every social media channel by an angry mob running her o

Michelle Talk About The Duggar Kids’ Favorite Activities at Christmas Time- Pageant

Question from a "19 Kids and Counting" fan on Facebook: Do the kids have any favorite activities at Christmas time? Yes indeed! The kids put on a homemade Christmas pageant every year. It has been so fun through the years. The kids make costumes and backgrounds and we'll put it all together. They've memorized the passages of Scripture that talk about the first Christmas and they'll use that as the basis of their pageant.

Five Things to Teach Your Children This Christmas

"Mom, I need to add something to my Christmas wish list." It's that time of year again. The stores are adorned with all things red and green. Mailboxes and inboxes are filled with ads, sales, and catalogs...


Christmas 2013: Watch Your Children's Mental Health During the Holiday Season

Kids with common mental health conditions react to the holidays very differently than do adults. Today, we'll look at three struggles common during Christmas break among the kids and families we serve, and suggest practical strategies for parents to minimize the impact of the holidays upon their children.

What Parents Can Do to Help Their Children with Depression

Family involvement is very important to treat depression especially in children and adolescents. Sometimes parents of children or adolescents with depression may be or may become depressed and needing her therapy. If parent remains untreated depression may prevent recovery of the child. The treatment instituted as soon against depression in children, with both its recovery is faster. If the treatment is delayed longer child's recovery more difficult.

Kids Get Depression Too! Check Whether Your Children Are in Higher Risk of Getting It.

Approximately 15% of children and adolescents diagnosed with depression develop bipolar disorder (this contradictory symptoms: alternating between depression and mood exaggerated). Children and adolescents with bipolar disorder have extreme events which alternates between bouts of manic depression (children are energetic, restless or irritable). The common symptoms of depression may be common to other diseases.

Abortion Wars, Round 849: Fighting Against Obamacare's Abortion Insurance Coverage

The abortion wars continue apace, with plenty of new stories emerging reflecting the entire gamut of the heated debate: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Some wins are occurring, but some nasty developments are also taking place. So let me begin with some of the bad news, and then finish up with some of the better and more encouraging developments.