Ages 13-18

Focus on the Family Minute

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Enjoying the View

Jessie Minassian gives her answer to the question "how far is too far?" Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Craving the Right Things

Jessie Minassian explains how a strong relationship with God can help prevent feeling desperate for a dating relationship. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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What Were You Thinking?

If you've got teenagers, you've probably asked them, "What were you thinking?" Jim Daly explains what your child is thinking and why you should look beneath their behavior for answers.

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A mother kisses her teen daughter on the cheek as the girl hugs her from behind.

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The One Thing Your Teen Needs From You

Dr. Kenneth Wilgus

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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Tween and Teen Development

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Tween and Teen Development

Dr. Meg Meeker

Tweens and teens experience many physical and emotional changes that can be confusing for parents. Dr. Meg Meeker explains those changes and offers tips for parents to respond effectively so their sons and daughters can thrive during their teenage years.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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"I Hate You!"

When your teenager acts immature and irrational toward you, how should you respond? Jim Daly shares how not only to teach your children a positive way to solve a problem, but how to model it.

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Lazy Parenting

Dr. Ken Wilgus explains why lecturing is ineffective with teenagers. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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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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Serious teen girl looking away toward a window as she sits on her bed

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How to Engage a Teen Wrestling With Faith

Carol Barnier

Has your teen decided to “give up the faith”? Get insight into how parents can engage with their prodigals.

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Mother Talking With Unhappy Teenage Daughter On Sofa

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How to Respond When Your Teen Is Hurting

Kevin Leman

Is your teen hurting? Instead of lecturing, try guiding your child with these three principles

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Focus on the Family Minute

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They Own Everything

Dr. Ken Wilgus offers parents a solid way to discipline teens – by taking away their stuff! Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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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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Focus on the Family Minute

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The Primary Need of Teenagers

Dr. Ken Wilgus explains why teenagers experiment with grown-up activities. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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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)

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Sad teen girl sitting with crossed legs on sofa while her mother comforts her

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3 Things Your Teens Fear the Most

Kevin Leman

What do your teens fear most? It’s different than what you fear for them. Dr. Kevin Leman discusses three things you may not realize your teens fear and what they need from you so they can stop being afraid.

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Speak That Truth

Jeramy Clark describes how he tries to speak truth into his daughters' lives when the world speaks lies. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Understanding How Your Teen Thinks (Part 2 of 2)

In a discussion based on their book Your Teenager is Not Crazy, Jeramy and Jerusha Clark offer parents helpful insights on how their teen's behavior is being shaped by their changing brain chemistry. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Minute

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In a Construction Zone

Jerusha Clark suggests thinking of a construction zone when it comes to your teen. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Understanding How Your Teen Thinks (Part 1 of 2)

In a discussion based on their book Your Teenager is Not Crazy, Jeramy and Jerusha Clark offer parents helpful insights on how their teen's behavior is being shaped by their changing brain chemistry. (Part 1 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Addicted to Video Games

There's a growing addiction among teen boys that leaves them irritable, fatigued, and isolated. And the thing they're hooked on might be in your home right now. Find out what it is and what you can do about it.

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Illustration of a male teen surrounded by diagrams of brains

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How Your Teen Thinks

Jerusha Clark

Have you ever wondered what your teen is thinking? Jerusha Clark unpacks three ways your teen’s brain is changing and what you can do to parent more effectively in the midst of the drama.

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Illustration of a male teen surrounded by diagrams of brains

Series

Parent-Teen Connection

Don't give up on your teens! Learn how they think and what you can do to stay connected to them.

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Mother and daughter hugging and smiling

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Stay Connected When Your Teen Leaves for College

Cheryl Barker

An important parenting strategy is to maintain a connection to your teen, one that keeps her reassured of your love and interest in her life.

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