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Good parenting is on the front line on a lot of fronts
Good parenting is on the front line on a lot of fronts. This is true whether the struggle is called a war on drugs, a march for fatherhood, a campaign to safeguard children from prostitution, a fight to keep teens in school. When victories are counted up, good parenting gets medals. Sometimes the laurels go to a grandmother or a foster dad, a single parent, a dedicated neighbor, or a teacher, as well as to a mother and a father working together. In the meanwhile, parents may have other combat arenas of their own at work or home. If, in the thick of it, a parent seems to be losing the battle, maybe what's needed is to stop the warfare imagery. The articles in this issue offer fresh images for anyone who is working with young people. They put parenting in a different light. Parenting isn't war. It isn't a losing battle, because it isn't an effort to win a battle—whether over the keys to the car, the beans on the plate, or the friends at the party.
"Dad, can I have the car keys?"
Jan Kassahn Keeler
Parenting: helping teens "do the right thing"
with contributions from Kay Olson, Russ Gerber
Dilemma? Take it right to God!
Rebecca MacKenzie Odegaard
Finding courage to express God's love
Stephanie S. Johnson
Divine Love heals the lonely heart
Joy L. Nack
Legal embroilments and God's law
Beverly Ann Erickson
"Like Father, like son"
Robert J. Rowan
by Kim Shippey
Going for real gold
Mary Metzner Trammell
One day I was eating in the cafeteria
Andrew Hopkins with contributions from Alice M. Hopkins
We had been invited by some close friends to bring the children...
Karen Rose Banks with contributions from Jason M. Banks
Through the study of divine Science I have gained a clearer...