Teens

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Greatest Years of Influence

When your child enters the adult world, it can be an exciting time.  Your daily parenting role is finished.  But the most important time to influence your children’s lives may be just getting started.

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Connect With Your Teen

Teenagers can pass through a parent’s life like a ship in the night.  Their lives are filled with school, homework, jobs, friends, and extracurricular activities.  And, it’s not just them!  Parents are usually coming and going as well.  So, how can you stay connected with your teen when life gets crazy?

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Walk With Someone

As an assistant coach for my son’s eighth grade football team, it’s usually me teaching the kids.  But if I keep my eyes open, they’ll often teach me a thing or two.

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Parenting in the Middle School Years

By the time our children enter middle school, their march toward independence is well under way.  It can be a confusing time for parents. When a child spreads his wings, it can feel like he’s turning his back on you instead.  But that’s not really the case.

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Generation Snack

According to a new report by Health Affairs, kids today are taking in significantly more calories from snack foods than they did in the 1970s.  Statistics show that half of American children snack four times a day, and that some kids are eating almost constantly, with as many as ten snacks a day.

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Prepare Your Kids for Marriage

Parents want their teenagers to learn important life lessons. But there’s one area moms and dads usually overlook: marriage!

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Mentoring At-Risk Teens

Just taking the time to spend with a troubled teen can make the difference.  Rob Mitchell says it helped to have role models.  Listen to the Full program here.

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Article

Teaching Your Kids About Money

Ron Blue, Judy Blue, and Jeremy L. White

You've probably already sensed that raising money-smart kids is important. We’re here to tell you that this can be easier – and a lot more fun – than you think.

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Article

Six Marks of a College-Ready Teen

Alex Chediak

Alex Chediak shares six foundational marks of a teen who will make responsible decisions.

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Article

The Truth About Eating Disorders

Learn what causes eating disorders, what the root of the problem is, factors that could lead to the development of an eating disorder, what the Bible says about beauty and how to avoid the trap of eating disorders.

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Article

The Vicious Truth About Drug Addiction and Alcoholism

Bob Waliszewski, Loren Eaton, and Adam Holz

Read about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, what the Bible has to say about getting high, how a teen can help a friend involved in substance abuse and resources for drug abuse.

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Article

Absolute Truth

Lindy Keffer

Learn about absolute truth and what it means in a culture that embraces relativism, including evidence on the reality of God, Jesus and the Bible, and growing in Christian faith and beliefs.

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Article

Developing Friendships That Last

Sheryl DeWitt

Teen girls will learn how to make meaningful friendships, characteristics of a true friend, what to look for in a friendship and how to work through common friendship problems.

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Article

The Hidden Traps of Wicca

Catherine Sanders

Learn about what Wicca is, what its followers believe and what God thinks about Wicca. There is also discussion about why Wicca has become more mainstream and popular in today's culture.

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Article

When You Feel Hopeless

Bob Waliszewski

Teens facing despair and struggling with thoughts of suicide will find hope in this booklet as well as learn how to handle the intense feelings they're experiencing.

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Article

Resisting the Power of Pornography

Steve Watters

Teen guys will learn why pornography is a problem and what lies it teaches young men. Topics covered include breaking free from porn, getting back on the road of purity and renewing their minds.

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Article

Living With Healthy Grief

Glenn Lutjens

Learn how to deal with the grief that comes from the death of a loved one or from divorce. It includes the stages of grief and provides teens with ideas on how to walk through the process of grief after a loss.

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Series

Your Teenager is Pregnant

When your teenage daughter tells you she's pregnant, or your teenage son tells you his girlfriend is, it's not the best news. It isn't the end of the world either.

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Series

Sticking With Your Teen: Having to Say You're Sorry

The most powerful words we can say to our kids ("I'm sorry") are also the most humbling – and sometimes the most painful.

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Series

Tips for Parenting Teens

How to connect with your teen through the turbulent adolescent years.

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Series

Conflict With Your Teen

Good communication begins with listening and not with searching for solutions.

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Series

Help Your Teens Achieve Their Dreams

The time you invest in helping your child discover his or her God-given gifts and talents will be one of the most cherished investments you'll ever make.

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Series

Letting Go of Your Teen

Your teen is separating from you; make this transition easier by understanding what's yours to control and what isn't.

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Series

How Your Teen is Wired

What can parents do to survive their children's stormy teen years?

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