Teens

Teenage boy gazing into a crystal ball

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Wicca and the Occult

Help your teens understand the allure and trap of the occult.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Understanding Teen Depression and Suicide (Part 2 of 2)

Best-selling author Dr. Gregory Jantz offers practical advice for helping parents whose teens may be dealing with depression. (Part 2 of 2)

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A teen girl stretches and yawns as she awakens in her bedroom

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Sleep-Deprived Kids Need More Rest

Corrie Cutrer

Bring your teens back to life by helping them get more rest.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Understanding Teen Depression and Suicide (Part 1 of 2)

Best-selling author Dr. Gregory Jantz offers practical advice for helping parents whose teens may be dealing with depression. (Part 1 of 2)

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Group of high school graduates

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Preparing for Graduation Day

Alice Crider

Help your teen transition into adulthood.

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Teen boy and girl talking outside a school building

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Seven Rules for Dating My Son

Phil Callaway

When girls start chasing your son, it's time to establish some ground rules.

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Illustration showing two teens trying to decide a direction for their lives. A sign stands between them with directional arrows pointing in opposite directions. One direction points to college and career, the other points to work and job.

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Does College Pay Off?: The Long-Term Benefits

Jonathan McKee

Have the conversation with your high school student about the benefits of a higher education in comparison to other paths.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Parenting Your Tweens and Teens With Respect (Part 2 of 2)

Nina Roesner and Debbie Hitchcock offer parents practical advice and encouragement in a discussion based on their book, With All Due Respect: 40 Days to a More Fulfilling Relationship With Your Teens and Tweens. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Parenting Your Tweens and Teens With Respect (Part 1 of 2)

Nina Roesner and Debbie Hitchcock offer parents practical advice and encouragement in a discussion based on their book, With All Due Respect: 40 Days to a More Fulfilling Relationship With Your Teens and Tweens. (Part 1 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Understanding Your Teen's Behavior (Part 2 of 2)

Based on their book Your Teenager is Not Crazy, Jeramy and Jerusha Clark offer an overview of a teen's brain from a neurological perspective, sharing insights on your teen's emotions and the impact of puberty and hormones. The Clarks give practical advice on resolving conflict with your teen, handling disrespect and helping your teen navigate peer pressure. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Understanding Your Teen's Behavior (Part 1 of 2)

Based on their book Your Teenager is Not Crazy, Jeramy and Jerusha Clark offer an overview of a teen's brain from a neurological perspective, sharing insights on your teen's emotions and the impact of puberty and hormones. The Clarks give practical advice on resolving conflict with your teen, handling disrespect and helping your teen navigate peer pressure. (Part 1 of 2)

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two girls on swingset

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13 Reasons Why Not

Daniel Huerta

Help your teen see that hope is always there.

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A teen is in a restaurant and doing paperwork at the end of a work day.

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Careers After High School

Arlyn Lawrence

Does your teens need guidance for the future? Prepare them for successful careers after high school, even when they don’t want to go to college.

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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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Teen Romance

Courtship. Dating. Crushes. Romance. What should your teens know? What boundaries should you put in place?

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Mom with hands on hips and teen daughter looking away

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Pick Your Battles

Don't make everything a conflict when it comes to parenting your teen. Figure out how to choose which disagreements are worth your time.

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Student cheating during exam with formula inked on his palm

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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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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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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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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 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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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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