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Helping At Home After Returning To Work

Parents / Focus on the Family /

Q: Working from home during the pandemic was a revelation for me about what my wife does as a stay-at-home mom caring for two little kids. Now that I'm back at the office, how can I continue to help shoulder the load?

Jim: A lot of guys got that wake-up call over the last year-and-a-half, while moms are saying, "It's about time!" Here are a few...Read more

Family Faces Pressure To Succeed

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Q: My husband was an excellent athlete growing up, and now so is our son. But the boy doesn't enjoy playing because of the pressure he gets from Dad to perform. This is becoming a real source of tension in our home. What can I do?

Jim: I grew up enjoying and benefitting from sports, so in many ways I can understand your husband's eagerness to ...Read more

Learning About History

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Q: I love learning about the past. But it bothers me when I see people's ignorance of history on full display -- and I'm discouraged that our culture doesn't seem to value its importance anymore. I want my kids to develop an appreciation for history but don't know where to start. Do you have any suggestions?

Jim: I'm encouraged by the spirit ...Read more

Importance Of Family Meals

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Q: Our family schedules are always crazy, but the past year has made it worse. Whether I'm working from home or go to the office, I often don't finish until at least 6 p.m. Then I have to fix dinner while the hungry crew waits impatiently -- or just does their own thing. How can we make family meals a priority when we're all so busy?

Jim: Start...Read more



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