Question from a "19 Kids and Counting" fan: How do you stay on a budget with such a large family?
Our goal for our monthly food budget is $3,000. It used to be more like $2,000, but we've noticed the costs of groceries have gone up.
Q: Does the Bible say anything about how to be a good mother? We have three children, and I really want to be a good mother to them, but my home life was so unstable when I was growing up that I never learned much about being a good parent.
Q: Our children get upset at us because we won't let them watch some of the TV programs their friends do. Are we just being narrow-minded? We're appalled at some of the things their friends watch, and yet their parents don't seem to care.
When it comes to newborns and sleep there are a lot of different schools of thought. But when I have a newborn baby, number one, I'm nursing that baby, and that baby's been in my tummy for nine months, listening to my heartbeat and is used to hearing my voice. And so for me it would just be so unnatural for me to stick my baby way far away from me.
Question from a "19 Kids and Counting" fan on Facebook: How do the kids continue their education after they get their GEDs?
The kids really continue their educations in lots of ways after they finish their GEDs.
It's endless the things that they can study and learn about, even though they've already graduated high school.
When it comes to raising adolescents, Michelle Duggar says that communication between children and parents is vital. She discusses the subject in her latest post on the TLC Parentables page.
As parents, Jim Bob and I try to take the time to really open the lines of communication
SEATTLE, When author Julia Roller's first son was born, like all new moms, her world was changed in more ways than she ever could have imagined. Perhaps most surprisingly, she found herself unprepared for the impact motherhood would have on her spiritual life.
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
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.
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
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
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!
Question from a "19 Kids and Counting" fan on Facebook: Your family has two sets of twins. Are the twins a lot like each other? Do they have similar personalities?
We were so elated when we found out about Jana and John David
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.
"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...
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
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.
"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...
With so many applications, games, products and Internet access points, it’s easy to see why an average parent can be easily overwhelmed. During a recent Q&A session with a parent group, one parent asked me whether they needed to worry about their child using geolocation technology.
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.
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.
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.
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.