Ages 13-18

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

Article

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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Teen girl learning guitar in classroom

Series

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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Series

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

Article

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.

Article

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

Series

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

Series

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

Series

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

Series

Teen Rejection

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

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