Gregory and Marina Slayton

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Our Teens Are Driving Us Crazy!

Parent's Question: we have two teenagers, a girl and a boy. Both are strong willed and want to "do their own thing." They are fundamentally good kids, but they are both 'pushing the envelope' of our family rules a lot. My husband works hard and isn't home most of the time. When he is home, he doesn't want to deal with the teenagers' problems. These factors lead to a lot of family conflict. What should we do?

Raising Good Kids in a Crazy World

Parents Question: It seems to us that the world is getting crazier. From weekly terrorist attacks to a rapid rise in teen suicides to a Presidential candidate who uses profanity on a daily basis…it seems like things are spinning out of control in some ways. How can we help raise up our children to be kind, caring, responsible adults in this crazy era?

How to Fight Rampant Parental Favoritism in Our World

Parent's Question: This is a question about myself and my parents and favoritism. When I was young I was my father's favorite but my mother always favored my sister. My father died a few years ago and my mother is in control of the estate. My Mom is basically giving most of the estate to my sister. This makes me both sad and deeply angry. How can I honor my father's memory and not give in to my anger towards my Mom and sister?

How Can We Be Sure We Are Raising Good Children (Part 2)

We see so many examples of kids going 'bad' — even from 'good' homes. Some of our friends who have older children are now dealing with big problems … or even outright disasters. Our kids are still very young and we want to raise them up to be strong and courageous and to stand for what is right and good. How can we best do that?

How Can We Be Sure We Are Raising Good Children? (Part 1)

We see so many examples of kids going 'bad' — even from 'good' homes. Some of our friends who have older children are now dealing with big problems … or even outright disasters. Our kids are still very young and we want to raise them up to be strong and courageous and to stand for what is right and good. How can we best do that?

3 Good Ways to Better Love Your Kids

Parents Question: we are worried that we haven't really shown our kids how much we love them. We both work and have very busy lives. But we do love our three children very much. What are concrete ways we can show our love to our kids so that they can really know how much we love them?

Battling Laziness In Children

Parent Question: Our child simply does not want to work — too lazy to study much, too interested in electronics to do chores, too bored to look for a summer job. This clearly is not a good path. What can we do as parents?

Christmas Craziness

We know that Christmas is meant to be a time of fellowship for our family and closest friends ... and a time to reconnect with our Heavenly Father too. But how can we do that in the midst of all the craziness?

How Do We Encourage Our Children to Pray More?

In the wake of the tragedy of the terrorist attack in California, my wife and I realized that we don't pray enough for our family. We realized that own kids don't really pray without our prompting. Prayer is even mocked by some in the national media today. How can we encourage our children to pray more and not give in to increasing social pressures?