Teens

Teen boy performing risky stunt on front wheel of bicycle while jumping

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Risks Teens Take

Alice Crider

What can parents do when their teens think they're invincible and don't consider the life-changing consequences?

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Teen boy sitting on floor of his bedroom with his laptop

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Caught in the Web

Jan Kern

Consider parenting your teens in a way that will keep their online lives healthy, too.

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Teen boy rocking climbing and yelling as he nears the top

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Risk Takers

Michael Ross

Helping teen boys determine the difference between a risk worth take and a bad-decision risk. 

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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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Portrait of teen girls in the park

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The Wrong Crowd?

Heather Riggleman

Peers play a large role in a teen's life. Helping them discern how friends influence them can give them a more successful experience.

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A group of teenaage friends sitting in grass and talking

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The Value of Christian Friends

Tim Kimmel

Teens tend to attract friends who share similar values, and you can encourage them to do so.

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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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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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Teen Rejection

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

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Teen boy rocking climbing and yelling as he nears the top

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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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Mother consoling crying daughter

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When Your Teen is Rejected

Focus on the Family

You can provide guidance and support, motivated by kindness and love, when your teen feels the sting of rejection.

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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 boy looking at a computer monitor

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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 boy, shown from the shoulders down, sitting on a park bench with his hands crossed at the wrists

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'Is My Teen Struggling With Homosexuality?'

Jeff Johnston

Do you suspect that your teen is struggling with same-sex attraction? Read about how to respond in a loving and helpful way.

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teen girl looking sad

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Teens and Depression

Jan Kern

How do we stand with our teens through this adolescent season of change and emotional upheaval?

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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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Is Your Teen Depressed?

Jill Savage

I knew my daughter was struggling emotionally, but I had no idea about the extent of her depression.

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sad young man

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Teens and Suicide

Alice Crider

With the prevalence of teen suicides, parents can't help but wonder, even worry, about their teen and depression. 

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Mother hugging teen daughter

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Watching Out for Your Teen

Valeria Vick

Find tangible ways to let your teens know how you pray for them.

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Illustration of a mother and a daughter leaning against and looking at each other

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Teen Daughters

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

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Mother hugging daughter, cheek-to-cheek, both are smiling and looking at camera

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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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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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Smiling teen girl

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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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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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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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