Ages 13-18

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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Teens and Work

Prepare your kids now so they will become good workers at whatever jobs they eventually get.

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An illustration of two teenagers searching for truth in a flower garden. The flowers symbolize good and truth. Two snakes represent lies and evil. A third teen reaches for a scripture book represented by the flower of the plant.

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4 Truths in a Culture of Lies

Jill Savage

Teens need these spiritual insights from their parents, now more than ever.

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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 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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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 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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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 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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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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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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