Ages 13-18

A teen girl stretches and yawns as she awakens in her bedroom

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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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Group of high school graduates

Article

Preparing for Graduation Day

Alice Crider

Help your teen transition into adulthood.

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Teen boy and girl talking outside a school building

Article

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.

Article

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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Teen girl sitting on skateboard and looking troubled

Article

Independence or Rebellion?

Jan Kern

Sometimes what looks like rebellion is really a push for independence. Get tips on how to respond to your teen, even as you help shape a stronger path toward their maturity and wisdom.

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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

Episode

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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two girls on swingset

Article

13 Reasons Why Not

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

Help your teen see that hope is always there.

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A teen is in a restaurant and doing paperwork at the end of a work day.

Article

Careers After High School

Arlyn Lawrence

Does your teens need guidance for the future? Prepare them for successful careers after high school, even when they don’t want to go to college.

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Mom with hands on hips and teen daughter looking away

Article

A Teen Battle Worth Ignoring

Jonathan McKee

Don’t get sucked into teen drama . . . by letting go of the battles that aren’t life-changing.

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Mom with hands on hips and teen daughter looking away

Series

Pick Your Battles

Don't make everything a conflict when it comes to parenting your teen. Figure out how to choose which disagreements are worth your time.

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Silhouette of a couple kissing beneath an umbrella as they stand by an ocean during a sunrise

Series

Teen Romance

Courtship. Dating. Crushes. Romance. What should your teens know? What boundaries should you put in place?

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Mother lecturing unhappy daughter

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How to Pick Your Battles

Shelby Hall

When you pick your battles well, you continue to build your relationship with your teen. Here's how.

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Teen girl on a motionless bicycle, smiling up at a teen boy who is holding a skateboard

Article

Is Your Daughter Ready to Date?

Corrie Cutrer

Do you want your daughter someday to marry the “right” person for her? Set her on the road now to make healthy choices later.

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Teen girl removing money from wallet

Article

Life Skills Checklist

Jennifer Bussey

Use this checklist to help prepare your teens for independence.

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Student cheating during exam with formula inked on his palm

Series

Your Teen's Character

It's more than just following rules. Help your teen respond to culture from a heart of wanting to do what is right.

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Teenage Boy Lying On A Sofa Watching TV

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Preparing for the Future

Teens may not always know what is best for them, but their choices will decide their future.

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Teen girl wearing hat, looking at camera

Article

The Value of Integrity

Susan A. Yates

You can encourage your teens to not only tell the truth, but also value integrity.

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Close-up of Zach Hunter

Article

"The Least of These" and Your Teens

Jeremy V. Jones

Lead your teen into meaningful action.

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Teen girl learning guitar in classroom

Article

Motivating Teens to Achieve

Lynn Cowell

The root of a person's motivation lies in his or her passion . . . and the same is true for a teen.

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Teenage Boy Lying On A Sofa Watching TV

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When a Teen Is Unconcerned About His Future

Juli Slattery

What should a parent do when a teen doesn't seem to be doing what is best for his or her future?

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Series

Gender Issues

Find ways to affirm the gender identity of your teens.

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