Teens

Teenage Boy Lying On A Sofa Watching TV

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Preparing for the Future

Teens may not always know what is best for them, but their choices will decide their future.

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The Value of Integrity

Susan A. Yates

You can encourage your teens to not only tell the truth, but also value integrity.

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Your Teen's Character

It's more than just following rules. Help your teen respond to culture from a heart of wanting to do what is right.

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Teen girl learning guitar in classroom

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Motivating Teens to Achieve

Lynn Cowell

The root of a person's motivation lies in his or her passion . . . and the same is true for a teen.

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Life Can Be Beautiful

Rebecca Hagelin

Enjoy a strong relationship with your teens.

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Gender Issues

Find ways to affirm the gender identity of your teens.

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Closeup of a teen girl with a wrist corsage, getting ready for prom

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So Your Teen's Going to Prom … Now What?

Tammy Darling

Tips for parents about prom preparation and insights.

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A teen girl sits in a lunch room staring at her phone.

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Why Social Media Shouldn't Define Your Teen

Dannah Gresh

Instagram and SnapChat may seem harmless and fun, but they can be addicting and damaging for your teens, when these apps are used in excess.

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A group of teenaage friends sitting in grass and talking

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Teens and Their Friends

Helping teens navigate the treacherous waters of finding true friends can be less disheartening with a parent's support.

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Teen Rejection

Whether hurt by friends or a special relationship, teens need your support during seasons of rejection.

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Teenage boy lying on floor playing a video game

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Teens and Technology

Nothing seems to change quicker than technology, and teens are usually on the cutting edge of these changes, but they need the wisdom of their parents to navigate them safely.

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Teen Risks

There is a difference between healthy risks that lead teens toward independence and those that are foolish, which lead toward danger. 

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Portrait of teen girls in the park

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Friendship Challenges

The teen years can be difficult or rewarding in the area of friendship. Here are some ideas for helping teens through these uncertain times.

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Teens and Porn

Sound advice for parents who are concerned that their teen is viewing pornography.

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Teen girl leaning her face on a hand with another hand at her temples. She is looking down.

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Your Teen's Mental Health

What can you do to help teens who are depressed or feel like they are in a hopeless situation?

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Teen Daughters

Parenting girls through the teen years can be as rewarding as it is challenging

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Ways to Engage Your Teen

There is no secret to communicating with your teens, but often you must take the first step and be the one who understands the importance of ongoing talking, negotiating and engaging with them.

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Mother and daughter talking with each other

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Parent-Teen Communication

Whether during conflict or peace, parents and teens can benefit from improving their communication with each other.

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Your Teen's Identity

What makes up your teens' identity? And what is the best basis for it — that will allow them to live happy, healthy lives?

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Connect With Your Teen

One of the most important things you can do for your teens is to stay connected with them. Here are some ideas for how to do that.

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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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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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