Ages 13-18

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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Dating Rejection

Su Wright

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

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

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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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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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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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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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Watching Out for Your Teen

Valeria Vick

Find tangible ways to let your teens know how you pray for them.

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Illustration of a teen boy, looking a little unsure of himself, starting on a journey

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Neither World: Parent-Teen Negotiations

Shona Neff

Here is one practical way parents can help teens who feel caught between the irresponsibility of childhood and the privileges of adulthood.

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Ways to Engage Your Teen

There is no secret to communicating with your teens, but often you must take the first step and be the one who understands the importance of ongoing talking, negotiating and engaging with them.

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Teen girl lying down, propped up on her elbows, reading a text message on her cellphone

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Using Social Media to Engage With Your Teen

Bob Smithouser

They may sleep in your house and eat at your table, but teens live on social media.

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Farm Girl Driving a Tractor

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Teen Daughters

Parenting girls through the teen years can be as rewarding as it is challenging

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What Do Teens Really Want?

T. Suzanne Eller

Learn what teens most value. It may surprise you!

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Are You and Your Teen BFFs?

Debbie Jansen

As their parent, you need to find the balance between being your child's friend and being her parent.

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Terrible Teens?

Ray Seldomridge

Are the teen years always terrible? Get some practical advice from an experienced parent who didn't think so.

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Farm Girl Driving a Tractor

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Sweet and Strong-Willed

Darla Noble

Do you have a teen who wants to make his or her own path? Here's how one family dealt with an unconventional child.

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Connect With Your Teen

One of the most important things you can do for your teens is to stay connected with them. Here are some ideas for how to do that.

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