Ages 13-18

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

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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

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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

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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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Teen girl learning guitar in classroom

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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

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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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"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

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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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Gender Issues

Find ways to affirm the gender identity of your teens.

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Closeup of a teen girl with a wrist corsage, getting ready for prom

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So Your Teen's Going to Prom … Now What?

Tammy Darling

Tips for parents about prom preparation and insights.

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A teen girl sits in a lunch room staring at her phone.

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Why Social Media Shouldn't Define Your Teen

Dannah Gresh

Instagram and SnapChat may seem harmless and fun, but they can be addicting and damaging for your teens, when these apps are used in excess.

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Teenage boy lying on floor playing a video game

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Teens and Technology

Nothing seems to change quicker than technology, and teens are usually on the cutting edge of these changes, but they need the wisdom of their parents to navigate them safely.

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Portrait of teen girls in the park

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Friendship Challenges

The teen years can be difficult or rewarding in the area of friendship. Here are some ideas for helping teens through these uncertain times.

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Teen boy rocking climbing and yelling as he nears the top

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Teen Risks

There is a difference between healthy risks that lead teens toward independence and those that are foolish, which lead toward danger. 

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Mother consoling crying daughter

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Teen Rejection

Whether hurt by friends or a special relationship, teens need your support during seasons of rejection.

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A group of teenaage friends sitting in grass and talking

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Teens and Their Friends

Helping teens navigate the treacherous waters of finding true friends can be less disheartening with a parent's support.

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Confident teen girl Heading to Class

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Peer Problems

various authors

Making friends. Losing friends. Choosing the wrong friends. Sometimes things go astray with your teen's friendships.

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A teen on a computer, but his face isn't visible

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Teens Exposed to Pornography

Juli Slattery

Equip your teen to deal with the temptation and peer pressure related to pornography.

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Teen boy performing risky stunt on front wheel of bicycle while jumping

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Risks Teens Take

Alice Crider

What can parents do when their teens think they're invincible and don't consider the life-changing consequences?

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Teen boy rocking climbing and yelling as he nears the top

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Risk Takers

Michael Ross

Helping teen boys determine the difference between a risk worth take and a bad-decision risk. 

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Mother consoling crying daughter

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When Your Teen is Rejected

Focus on the Family

You can provide guidance and support, motivated by kindness and love, when your teen feels the sting of rejection.

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Teenage boy sitting on a parkbench, thinking and looking serious

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Dating Rejection

Su Wright

How one parent helped her teen through the dating years and a time of rejection.

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Teen boy sitting on floor of his bedroom with his laptop

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Caught in the Web

Jan Kern

Consider parenting your teens in a way that will keep their online lives healthy, too.

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