Tag Archive | Dr. James C. Dobson

The Scourge of Sibling Rivalry

If American parents were asked to indicate the most irritating feature of child-rearing, I’m convinced that sibling rivalry would get their unanimous vote. Children are not content just to hate each other in private. They attack one another like miniature warriors, mobilizing their troops and probing for weakness in the defensive line. I know one child who so deeply resented being […]

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Questions Parents Ask About Self-Esteem

Human worth in our society is carefully reserved for those who meet certain rigid specifications. The beautiful people are born with it; those who are highly intelligent are likely to find approval; superstar athletes are usually respected. But no one is considered valuable just because he is! Social acceptability is awarded rather carefully, making certain to exclude those who are […]

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Teaching Children to Be Kind

I was recently asked to respond to the question “What one feature should be changed in Western culture in order to produce a higher percentage of emotionally healthy children and adults?” It is a stimulating question which would probably draw a unique answer from every professional who attempted a reply. But from my perspective, the most valuable revision would be for […]

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Understanding Your Child’s Personality

Have you ever wondered how two children raised in the same home can be so unique and individualistic? How can one child be reverently quiet and withdrawn, while another–produced and raised by the same parents–is noisy and self-assertive? Extending the questions further, what determines the various personality patterns of human beings? Why is one mankind […]

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They Only Know What You Teach ‘Em!

The sounds of gunshots in a small Arkansas town continue to ring like a bell–a bell that tolls for four little girls and a dedicated teacher who put herself in mortal danger to shield a fifth child from a hail of bullets, unleashed, God help us, by a 13-year-old boy and his 11-year-old pal. But the bell sounds not […]

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Family News

November 1997 Dear Friends, Perhaps the most distinguishing characteristic of Focus on the Family is its interactive and personal nature. What began in 1977 as a ministry based on mass communication (primarily radio) quickly evolved into a complex organization that is highly sensitive to the needs of those who respond to us. We refer often to an imaginary sign that might […]

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Give Them a Sense of Worth!

GIVE THEM A SENSE OF WORTH! BY DR. JAMES C. DOBSON For a couple of seasons when John McKay was coaching football at the California, his son, John Jr. was a leading pass receiver. A television reporter once McKay to comment about accomplishments on the gridiron. His answer was most impressive. “Yes, I’m pleased that John had a […]

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Parenting with Confidence: Questions and Answers

PARENTING WITH CONFIDENCE: Questions and Answers About Child-Rearing by Dr. James C. Dobson Have you noticed? Being a good parent seems to have become more difficult in recent years. It never has been all that easy, of course. For one thing, babies come into the world with no instructions and you pretty much have to assemble them on your […]

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