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Taking a child into your life, one who was your flesh and blood but rather one God chose for you, is one of the most loving actions from a parent to that child.

 

My supervisor told me once that he sat with his young daughter and told her “If there were a hundred kids lined up by a wall for me to choose from, and you were one of them, I would still choose you.” Adopted children, like biological children, need to be assured daily of their parents’ love.

 

God set the pattern and taught about this loving relationship.  Paul wrote, “God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure” Ephesians 1:5 (NLT2)

 

I like the fact that adoption was not a sudden decision or an afterthought in God’s part, like it isn’t for today’s adoptive parents.

 

What a blessing it is for adoptive parents to remember that God also adopted you and loved you with an everlasting love!

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Why Do Some Poor Kids Thrive?

Despite the challenge of growing up in tough areas with few resources, thousands of inner city kids manage to excel academically. But even some students who seem to thrive early on run a significant risk of faltering on their quest for college degrees or the elite jobs they once envisioned. So what’s the deciding factor behind kids who meet their potential and those who wind up falling short?

Read more: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/04/kids-poverty-baltimore/476808/

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Teen Girls More Stressed Than Boys: Survey

Parents say their teenage daughters have higher levels of stress than their teen sons, citing causes such as college prep tests and poor body image, a WebMD survey shows.

Read more: http://www.webmd.com/news/breaking-news/teen-stress/20160414/teen-stress-survey?ecd=wnl_spr_041416&ctr=wnl-spr-041416_nsl-promo-1_title&mb=K2VcbkxhrhREAZ5zC2UpheHnVev1imbCHYS8QQY8uqo%3d

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Effects of Pornography on Adolescents

Pornography has significant effects during all stages of family life. For a child exposed to pornography within a family setting, pornography causes stress and increases the risk for developing negative attitudes about the nature and purpose of human sexuality.

For adolescents who view pornography, their attitudes toward their own and others’ sexuality change, and their sexual expectations and behavior are shaped accordingly.

 

Read more:  http://marripedia.org/effects_of_pornography_on_adolescents

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Could Fathers Be Key to Preventing Bullying?

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

  • Parents’ behavior and example influence children’s likelihood of bullying.
  • Indirect evidence suggests good dads might be key to preventing kids from becoming bullies.

 

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http://family-studies.org/could-fathers-be-key-to-preventing-bullying/?utm_source=IFS+Main+List&utm_campaign=72a0715501-Newsletter_95&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c06b05f1ff-72a0715501-104541745

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Parenting: German for “Misery”

by Melissa Langsam Braunstein | @slowhoneybee

  • According to a new German study, parenthood is worse for personal happiness than divorce and unemployment.
  • Less happy new parents are less likely to have a second child. Is that why some nations’ fertility rates are so low?

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http://family-studies.org/parenting-german-for-misery/?utm_source=IFS+Main+List&utm_campaign=72a0715501-Newsletter_95&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c06b05f1ff-72a0715501-104541745

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