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Dr. Jim Burns

Jim Burns is President of HomeWord and Executive Director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family @ Azusa Pacific University. Jim speaks to thousands of people around the world each year. He has over 1.5 million resources in print in over 25 languages. Jim’s radio broadcast is heard on over 800 stations a day and heard around the world via podcast at HomeWord.com. Some of his recent books include: Faith Conversations for Families; Teenology: The Art of Raising Great Teenagers, Closer: 52 Devotions to Draw Couples Together, Confident Parenting, The Purity Code and Creating an Intimate Marriage. Jim and his wife, Cathy and their three daughters Christy, Rebecca, and Heidi live in Southern California

How to Help Your Kids Make Friends
Episode 37

PCL 37: How to Help Your Kids Make Friends

In this episode, Dr. Jim Burns talks about how the types of friends our kids choose affects the direction of their lives. He gives some ideas on how parents can… Read More
Episode 29

PCL 29: Dealing with Sibling Rivalry

Dr. Jim Burns, author and founder of Homeword, joins us on this episode to talk about one of biggest issues parents struggle with. He gives some practical advice on how… Read More
Episode 15

PCL 15: Sex Conversations through the Phases

Dr. Jim Burns talks to Kristen Ivy about how you as a parent can help your kids grow up with sexual integrity by having healthy conversations from preschool to high… Read More
What to Do When Your Adult Child Is Messing Up | Parent Cue Blog

College and Young Adult

What to Do When Your Adult Child Is Messing Up

When an adult child violates our values or makes poor choices, we often question our parenting abilities. Our doubts shout at us: Was it something I did? Read More

Celebrations | Create A Rhythm

20 Memorable Family Christmas Traditions

Traditions are important for families because they provide opportunities to keep your family legacy going. From the simple to the silly to the sentimental, traditions can create meaningful memories. Don’t… Read More

Celebrations

Moving Beyond the Holi-Daze : 10 Tips to Prepare for the Holiday Season

Here it comes, right on cue! It's November already, and the Christmas commercials have started appearing on television, stores are all decked with holly, and your kids are probably already… Read More

Character and Values | High School (9th-12th) | Imagine The End

Developing Character and Responsibility in Your Teen

We must go through the process of releasing control over our teens so they can move toward responsibility. A person who never learns to take full responsibility for their own… Read More

Family Life | Fight For The Heart

Whenever Possible: Avoid Arguing with Your Kids

You can't effectively discipline your kid or teenager if you continually find yourself in the middle of an argument with him. When disciplining, conversations may become heated, so use good… Read More

Imagine The End | School Life

Ending the Homework Hassle

Any time parents of teenagers or pre-teens are in a room together, the subject of homework and education seems to be on their lips. My experience is that most of… Read More

Imagine The End | Make It Personal | Social Life

Shutting Down Gossip and Building Character

It was one of those major learning lessons in my parenting life. My wife Cathy and I were “speculating” at the kitchen table one day that one of our neighbors… Read More