Teens

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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

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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

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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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Relationship and Influence

Parents, if you’ve got teenagers, you’ve probably already discovered how tough influencing them can be.  They’re becoming independent, which means they’re pulling away from your instruction.

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Relationship With Your Teen

Building a strong relationship with your teen can be a challenge. Author and researcher Dr. Kara Powell shares with Jim Daly a practical way you can connect. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Home or Hotel

The next time your teenager doesn’t want to help out around the house, you’ve got an important decision to make.  Do you want your child to live in a home or a hotel?

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Keep Calm

Parents, let me share a couple scenarios that teens face today.  If one of them happened to your child, would you want them to come to you for help?

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Your Distant Teenager

If your child seems to be pulling away from you as they get into the teen years, psychologist Kevin Leman has some advice. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Practical Advice for Parenting Teens (Part 2 of 2)

Dr. Kevin Leman offers practical advice to parents on maintaining a positive relationship with their children during the often-turbulent teen years. Jean Daly shares her perspectives as well. (Part 2 of 2) 

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Correcting Our Course

What does long-distance swimming have in common with parenting?  As it turns out, a lot.

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Vitamin “N”

Psychologist Kevin Leman has an answer for parents who have a hard time motiving their teenager. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Practical Advice for Parenting Teens (Part 1 of 2)

Dr. Kevin Leman offers practical advice to parents on maintaining a positive relationship with their children during the often-turbulent teen years. Jean Daly shares her perspectives as well. (Part 1 of 2) 

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Your Kids’ Money Personality 2

Do you know your child’s “money personality”?  If not, stay tuned to learn a way to prevent conflict with your children over their spending habits.

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Your Kids’ Money Personality 1

You’ve probably heard that money is one of the biggest sources of conflict in marriage.  Well, money can cause friction between parents and children as well.  But there’s an easy solution: Understand your child’s money personality.

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Trusting God With Your Kids

It's one of parents’ worst fears is letting your child drive the car by themselves for the first time! Lysa TerKeurst offers this prayer perspective. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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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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