Ages 13-18

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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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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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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Portrait of teen girls in the park

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The Wrong Crowd?

Heather Riggleman

Peers play a large role in a teen's life. Helping them discern how friends influence them can give them a more successful experience.

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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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A group of teenaage friends sitting in grass and talking

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The Value of Christian Friends

Tim Kimmel

Teens tend to attract friends who share similar values, and you can encourage them to do so.

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Teen boy looking at a computer monitor

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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 looking at a computer monitor

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Teens and Porn

Sound advice for parents who are concerned that their teen is viewing pornography.

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Teen girl leaning her face on a hand with another hand at her temples. She is looking down.

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Your Teen's Mental Health

What can you do to help teens who are depressed or feel like they are in a hopeless situation?

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Teen boy, shown from the shoulders down, sitting on a park bench with his hands crossed at the wrists

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'Is My Teen Struggling With Homosexuality?'

Jeff Johnston

Do you suspect that your teen is struggling with same-sex attraction? Read about how to respond in a loving and helpful way.

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teen girl looking sad

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Teens and Depression

Jan Kern

How do we stand with our teens through this adolescent season of change and emotional upheaval?

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sad young man

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Teens and Suicide

Alice Crider

With the prevalence of teen suicides, parents can't help but wonder, even worry, about their teen and depression. 

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Teen girl leaning her face on a hand with another hand at her temples. She is looking down.

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Is Your Teen Depressed?

Jill Savage

I knew my daughter was struggling emotionally, but I had no idea about the extent of her depression.

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Mother-Daughter Conflict

Susan Alexander Yates

You can preserve your relationship with your daughter even during times of tension.

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