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Parenting Teens - Christian Family Resources

The Death of Conscience

When a young child's sensibilities are constantly violated, and he begins to ignore the natural pangs of guilt after yielding to cultural pressures, he can end up being miserable, and begins to develop a hard heart and weak spirit.

Parenting Super Hero or Not?

Counter to what some people might think, I find that the most irresponsible teens come from the most responsible parents...

Breaking the Cycle of Teen Drug Abuse

There's nothing more gut-wrenching for a parent than to deal with their teenager's drug addiction. It's like a slow death, not just for the teen, but for the the entire family.

Handling Teen Misbehavior

When a teen breaks the rules, they need a responsible adult to respond, not react.

Fight for Your Teen’s Life

Even if your teen appears to be doing well now, he or she desperately needs your help to stand against lies and live in a way that reflects the truth. Here's how you can fight for your teen - and win.

Is Your Teen Depressed?

Compared to high school and college students in the Great Depression era, there are five times as many youth today that suffer from anxiety and mental health issues. What's going on here?

Teen Pregnancy Hype

To cause as much public panic as possible, the pro-teen-sex activists would have you believe that the teen pregnancy rate has increased across the board for all teenagers ages 13-19. But it is not so.

Teenagers Seeking Purpose

I am convinced that if more kids knew their purpose, they'd have fewer struggles in the teen years. They'd feel a sense of meaning; they'd know where they are headed and concentrate on getting there.

Boundaries For Teenagers

The Rising Tide of Teen Dishonesty

It's a fact that teenagers today seem to be crossing their fingers behind their back more and more. They are cheating and stealing more, too.

The Answers Adopted Kids Seek in the Teen Years

When an adopted child enters the adolescent years and their thinking transfers from concrete to abstract, they might begin asking that unanswerable question, "Why did my mother give me up?"

Sorry, No Guarantees in Parenting Teens

Stuff happens in the teen years that is out of a parent's control, even if you do everything right...

Movies: Choosing Wisely and Raising Kids Who Will Too

When it comes to some issues - drugs, alcohol, destructive relationships - you can create strict boundaries. But issues like movie choices are an area where we are not doing our teens any favors by making arbitrary decisions...

The Lure of the Vampire: An Interview with Kimberly Powers

The eternal attraction to Edward Cullen begs the question - just what is it about these books that captivates the hearts of so many girls? Author Kimberly Powers talks about the longing inside every woman.

Handling Social Media With Your Kids

Social media has become part of the fabric of American youth culture. Here are some of my thoughts on handling social media in your home.

  • Jim Burns, Ph.D. |
  • November 20, 2009 |
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