Ages 13-18

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

Article

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 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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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 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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Article

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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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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Article

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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Mother talking to teen daughter while she braids her hair

Article

How to Start the Conversation With Your Kids About Suicide

Mark A. Mayfield

Often teens struggle with putting words to their frustrations, fears, anxieties and sadness. Over time, those unprocessed feelings can lead to depression and even suicide. Is it time you had a conversation with your kids?

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Character Like Bamboo

If you have a teenager, and you're up to your eyeballs in rebellion and bad attitudes, don't lose hope. Raising teens into mature adults is like getting Chinese bamboo plants to grow. Jim Daly shares how.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Dating Early

If you have a teenage daughter, then you know they're starting to be interested in boys. Jim Daly shares how to teach your daughter the proper role of dating by taking her out on a date yourself.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Speaking Your Teen's Love Language (Part 2 of 2)

Dr. Gary Chapman offers parents helpful insight and practical guidelines found in his bestselling book The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers: The Secret to Loving Teens Effectively. (Part 2 of 2)







 

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Independence-Seeking Teens

Dr. Gary Chapman explains that it is normal for teens to seek independence. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Speaking Your Teen's Love Language (Part 1 of 2)

Dr. Gary Chapman offers parents helpful insight and practical guidelines found in his bestselling book The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers: The Secret to Loving Teens Effectively. (Part 1 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Listening to Your Teen's Perspective

Teens want to express themselves, and Dr. Gary Chapman says that as parents it's our job to listen. Listen to the full program here.

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Article

Impaired Driving in Teens: Solutions Start With Love and Education

Dr. Edwin Leap

For parents, few things are as scary as the day we stand in the driveway and watch our teenaged children drive off in a car, alone, for the first time. But more unsettling is the first time they drive away with another teen.

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Equip Your Teen to Be a Great College Roommate

Ginger Kolbaba

Prepare your teens to get along with the people they'll live with in college

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Article

Your Teens Need You, Not More Screen Time

Kathy Koch

Would you like more meaningful connection with your teens? Kathy Koch shares why it's important to spend face-to-face time with your teens, outside of screen time.

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