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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Fight for Your Kids

There is a crucial attribute of fatherhood that's often overlooked. It's the readiness to do battle for the heart and mind of your teenager.

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The Opioid Epidemic

The Opioid Epidemic—Think Your Family is Immune? Nope. No family is immune, and sadly, teens are one of the fastest growing segments of opioid abusers. This series will help you understand the problem and prevent your family from becoming a statistic.

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Pushback

Love your teen, be there for them when they fail, and always point them to Jesus. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Helping Teen Girls Love Their Families Well (Part 2 of 2)

In light of the challenges of parenting – and being – a teen girl, author Jessie Minassian offers encouragement and practical advice about topics like managing conflict, balancing boundaries and freedom, dealing with siblings, and more. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Our Broken, Cracked Families

Jessie Minassian reflects on why God sometimes places us in challenging circumstances. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Helping Teen Girls Love Their Families Well (Part 1 of 2)

In light of the challenges of parenting – and being – a teen girl, author Jessie Minassian offers encouragement and practical advice about topics like managing conflict, balancing boundaries and freedom, dealing with siblings, and more. (Part 1 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Challenges of Teen Modesty

Protecting your daughter's dignity and self-respect probably seems like a herculean task some days. But hang in there, mom and dad.

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Article

4 Powerful Ways to Love Your Teens and Help Them Like You Back (Maybe)

Jessie Minassian

Invest in your relationship, not only to keep you from regret, but to also give your teens a solid footing for their lives ahead

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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 Minute

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All This Extra Testosterone

Jeramy Clark offers some insight into why anger sometimes takes control of your teen. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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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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Focus on the Family Minute

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Discernment and Compassion

It’s crucial for you to know when to push into your teen and when to back off. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Give 'Em Space, Give 'Em 90

Here's a parenting idea that'll help you diffuse conflict with your teenager, rather than escalate it even further.

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Article

Simple Keys to Launch a Financially Fit Teen

Ellie Kay

Does your teen grasp the reality of money matters? Four practical ways to get your teens financially fit

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Series

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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Article

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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Preparing for Graduation Day

Alice Crider

Help your teen transition into adulthood.

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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

Episode

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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