Guidance Through Truthfulness and Trust

June 21, 2012
Guidance Through Truthfulness and Trust

  By Jean Duhaime My friend asked why it would be important for her daughter to always be honest. This is a question our culture does not answer effectively. Often we learn “if I can get away with it, then it is ok”. This does not engender trust. Baha’u’llah states truthfulness is primary in our spiritual […]

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The Promise of Service

June 11, 2012
The Promise of Service

By Fred Hoefler Helping others in a spirit of service not only helps others with a specific task, it makes every one involved happy. A life of service is our ultimate aim in life, but that concept can be a challenge to pass on to our children. We started out by teaching our children to […]

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Happiness is a Decision

June 4, 2012
Happiness is a Decision

by Sara DeHoff Do you want your life with your kids to be more peaceful and joyful? Learn to see happiness as a decision. In this society we tend to think “If only I had more money, I’d be happy.” “If only he’d shape up, I’d be happy.” But happiness is a moment-to-moment decision we […]

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When is it appropriate to talk to your children about drugs?

May 21, 2012
When is it appropriate to talk to your children about drugs?

by Yegyan To prevent your children from using drugs, you want to talk to them about it as early as possible. In the Baha’i writings, one the principles is to keep one’s mind clear and free of intoxicants.  The more your child knows about a subject, the less mysterious it is for them. If you […]

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Do Not Be Content with Current Societal Standards

May 14, 2012

by Tom Hodges The benefit of not being content with current societal standards is that I am empowered to ignore some of the expectations of society. I am freed to live my life according to standards that I am comfortable with.  My children will see that I am not being hypocritical. Society, through media, education, sports, workplace […]

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Positive Results in Practicing the Equality of Men and Women!

May 7, 2012

By Venustiano Olguin Living by the Baha’i principle of the equality of men and women has transformed my relationships with women, especially in the way that I carry on my relationship with my wife. Before becoming a Baha’i, despite pretending that I respected women, I was still inculcated with the idea that we men are […]

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How to Raise Children Who Can Take “No” for an Answer

April 18, 2012

By Joyce Batten Hardship makes character stronger, but we don’t care about that. Here’s how to develop children who can take “no” for an answer. For example, your child wants to go somewhere with his friends.  You say “no”.  He throws a tantrum, and says things like, “You don’t love me.”  “I hate you.”  “Everybody […]

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How to raise children who don’t lie

April 10, 2012

By Sue Kolbe A relationship with your children that is based on truth will give you children who don’t lie to you. My son will be getting his driver’s license soon. Once he starts driving on his own, I’m going to want to know where he is. I’ll need to know where he is, so […]

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Eliminating male chauvinism in a marriage

March 14, 2012
Eliminating male chauvinism in a marriage

One of the challenges that many married people face is that of maintaining a marriage free of internal conflict. One of the most frequent causes of this conflict is the continuing existence of male chauvinism in society—the idea that men are superior to women. In many work environments, this idea takes the form of inequalities […]

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