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Dr. Kenneth Wilgus

Dr. Kenneth Wilgus is a licensed psychologist who specializes in the treatment of adolescents and their families, couples therapy and individual therapy with adults. He is also a sought-after speaker and regularly teaches on a wide range of topics relating to parenting, marriage, family and faith. Dr. Wilgus is the author of Feeding The Mouth That Bites You, a guide for parents of adolescents. He is also the co-founder of RingLeaders, a men’s ministry focused on strengthening the role of husbands in Christian marriage. He and his wife, Sally, have three grown children and six grandchildren. Learn more about Dr. Wilgus at his website, drwilgus.com. Also check out feedingthemouth.com.

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Guiding Your Teen Into Adulthood (Part 2 of 2)

Dr. Kenneth Wilgus, Jessica Pfeiffer, and Ashley Parrish, who together host a podcast about parenting teens, offer practical guidance for preparing teen children for adulthood. Our panel addresses topics including “planned emancipation,” appropriate boundaries, control vs. influence, teen entitlement, and much more. (Part 2 of 2)

Promotional image for Focus on the Family broadcast "Guiding Your Teen Into Adulthood"

Guiding Your Teen Into Adulthood (Part 1 of 2)

Dr. Kenneth Wilgus, Jessica Pfeiffer, and Ashley Parrish, who together host a podcast about parenting teens, offer practical guidance for preparing teen children for adulthood. Our panel addresses topics including “planned emancipation,” appropriate boundaries, control vs. influence, teen entitlement, and much more. (Part 1 of 2)

Focus on Parenting Podcast

How to Avoid Blowups With Your Teen

You won’t always see eye to eye with your teenager, but you can break the cycle of unproductive conflict. John and Danny discuss how to respond when your teen pushes your buttons.

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Making the Teen Years Count

In our culture, the teen years are often treated as an extension of childhood. John and Danny discuss practical steps to prepare your teen for adulthood.

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The One Thing Your Teen Needs From You

It’s often the hardest to give your teens what they need the most. Letting go and giving greater independence to your kids as the grow

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Helping Your Teen Become an Adult

Dr. Kenneth Wilgus offers parents practical help for navigating the challenges that come with guiding their teens into young adulthood in a discussion based on his book Feeding the Mouth That Bites You: A Complete Guide to Parenting Adolescents and Launching Them Into the World.

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Giving Your Teen Freedom to Become an Adult (Part 2 of 2)

Psychologist Dr. Kenneth Wilgus offers parents a strategy of “planned emancipation” whereby they can help prepare their teens for adulthood by carefully and progressively withdrawing their control over key areas of their teen’s life. (Part 2 of 2)

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Giving Your Teen Freedom to Become an Adult (Part 1 of 2)

Psychologist Dr. Kenneth Wilgus offers parents a strategy of “planned emancipation” whereby they can help prepare their teens for adulthood by carefully and progressively withdrawing their control over key areas of their teen’s life. (Part 1 of 2)