Teens

Mother and teen daughter using laptop on bed

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Choosing a College Major

John Townsend

How should your teen choose a college major? Use these six suggestions for guiding your child and in facilitating discussion.

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Series

A Teen's Faith

Encourage your teens to grow stronger in their faith by relying on God's power and strength.

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A teen boy is holding a young child in a foreign country, and the child has his arms around the teen's neck.

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Empathy in Teens

How can your teens move from the attitudes of an entitlement culture to see and respond to the needs of others?

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Teen girl lying on her back in grass, relaxed and smiling with her eyes closed

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Overscheduled Teens

Vicki Courtney and Ali Claxton

Help your teens understand the importance of rest and find it amid life's constant demands and their on-the-go schedules.

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Teen looking away from Mom, as if annoyed at what she is saying

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Rules and Rebellion

Brenda Garrison

A teen's resistance can be both hurtful and frightening for parents. And because parents of "good kids" don't discuss the issue of rebellion, parents struggle with knowing what to do.

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reflective teen on park bench

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Wrestling with Big Decisions

John Ortberg

Teens shouldn’t fret when there’s no “burning-bush” answer to their life questions.

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

Episode

Establishing Healthy Boundaries With Your Teens (Part 2 of 2)

Dr. John Townsend offers parents practical advice and encouragement in a discussion based on his book Boundaries With Teens: When to Say Yes, How to Say No. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

Episode

Establishing Healthy Boundaries With Your Teens (Part 1 of 2)

Dr. John Townsend offers parents practical advice and encouragement in a discussion based on his book Boundaries With Teens: When to Say Yes, How to Say No. (Part 1 of 2)

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Mother hugging her daughter -- both are in warm coats

Article

The 5 Love Languages and Your Teen

Gary Chapman

Do you ever wonder how you can help your teens feel loved? Consider how they might tend to feel more appreciated through one specific love language.

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Teen boy smiling and accepting responsibility

Article

Boundaries: The Key to Freedom

John Townsend

Equipping your teen with inner strength and a sense of responsibility

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Portrait of a handsome young male student leaning against a brick wall with his friends in the background of school hallway

Article

A Logical Faith

Nancy Pearcey

Why your teen's college prep should include an understanding of the Christian worldview

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Teen girl smiling at teen boy

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Stretching Their Limits

Ray Johnston

Encourage your teens to test boundaries in positive ways.

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

Episode

Helping Your Daughter Understand Romantic Relationships (Part 2 of 2)

Author Jessie Minassian offers advice for parents seeking to help their teen daughters overcome an unhealthy obsession with romance and to find their identity in Jesus Christ rather than in relationships with boys. (Part 2 of 2) 

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Helping Your Daughter Understand Romantic Relationships (Part 1 of 2)

Author Jessie Minassian offers advice for parents seeking to help their teen daughters overcome an unhealthy obsession with romance and to find their identity in Jesus Christ rather than in relationships with boys. (Part 1 of 2) 

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teen boy with an attitude

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Teen Attitudes and Body Language

Jill Savage

Our teens are quickly growing into the adults they will become. Help them respond respectfully, not emotionally.

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Teen with expensive headphones around neck looking at the camera, and a teen football player looking at him

Article

Bucking the Entitlement Trend

Juli Slattery

Do your teens have unrealistic expectations of what they deserve? If so, you may be training them to feel entitled. Break this parenting habit of giving them privileges without responsibility.

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Silhouette of a couple kissing beneath an umbrella as they stand by an ocean during a sunrise

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Romantic Comedy: No Laughing Matter

Mary Kassian

Is infatuation equal to love? Help your kids understand that a strong feeling of physical attraction is not the primary indicator that a person is in love.

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Two fast-food femail workers in aprons and at the counter

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Work Ethic for Teens

Jeremy V. Jones

Tips to help your teen navigate the hiring process and to work as a stellar employee.

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A group of 10 teens sitting around a picnic table and smiling

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Dating in a Digital World

Ginger Kolbaba

Help teens choose what works today without compromising what has worked in the past.

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Teen in bed with hands covering his mouth

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Facing the Fear Factor

Mark Batterson

Does your teen function out of faith or out of fear? Find ways to encourage your anxious teen.

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Mom hugging new college kid daughter as she hold a pink teddy bear

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Helping Your Teen Choose a College

Jeanne Gowen Dennis

Get helpful tips and great insight to help you and your teen prepare for college.

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Focus on the Family Minute

Episode

Running Fathers

How would you feel if your child wasted his potential? Instead of getting angry, speaker Rob Parsons reminds us of a father who reacted differently in that situation. Listen to the full program here.

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Teen in car with open hand to get the car key

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Is Your Teen Ready to Drive?

Joanna McGee Bradford

Instead of just handing over the keys, set reasonable boundaries for your teen and evaluate your teen's driving performance until you are confident your teen can maintain good driving habits.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

Episode

Sense of Entitlement

Do you have teenagers who feel entitled?  That attitude of “I deserve it” can really cause problems.  But, there are a few things you can do to teach them to be more content and thankful.

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