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Parenting Teens - Christian Family Resources

The Magic and Myth of 18

Author Offers Hope for Hurting Parents of Adult Children

Author Allison Bottke has written a heartrendingly honest tough-love book that not only exposes the truth of her own struggles with her beloved adult child, but also includes glimpses into the lives of others with similar experiences...

Teaching Your Daughter Modesty

With warmer temperatures comes a challenge for parents: how to help their daughters dress modestly?

Teen Girls at Risk

A recent study by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that at least one in four girls between the ages of 14 and 19 nationwide is infected with a sexually transmitted disease...

Preparing for Your Child's Teen Years

Every child is unique and will respond to the teenage years differently. But there are a couple key commitments you as a parent can make that will help guide your child through the teen years successfully...

  • Drs. Gary and Greg Smalley |
  • April 04, 2008 |
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In Praise of Purity

We must do a better job of instilling in young people a healthy fear - born from an awe of God's Word - of violating their God-given human dignity...

  • Janice Shaw Crouse |
  • March 27, 2008 |
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College Students and Privacy: Do Your Homework

As a mother of two sons in college, it's more than disturbing to hear college faculty announce that they cannot give me any information about my sons without my sons' permission. The truth is, there are circumstances under which a school can release information - even without student consent.

  • Rebecca Hagelin |
  • February 25, 2008 |
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Real Solutions to Teen Pregnancy

“It’s difficult to really be abstinent until marriage because it’s a lot of different things pulling at you when you’re a teenager.” No, that’s not Jamie Lynn Spears talking...

  • Rebecca Hagelin |
  • February 18, 2008 |
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Self-Mutilation: Teens and Cutting

Kids that cut themselves come from all walks of life, from all backgrounds, and from every type of family you can think of. What was once confined to mental hospitals has for teens become a new way of coping and has entered the mainstream of discussion among our teens.

When Teens Shatter Your Dreams

God promises glory on the other side of this struggle if we will commit our way (and our teenager) to Him.

The Benefits of Participating in Pageants

Why would a modest homeschool girl want to be in a pageant? Read her story of transformation from a painfully shy wallflower to a confident contestant.

  • Chantelle Wright |
  • January 28, 2008 |
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How Can I Set Healthy Boundaries for My Teen?

Boundaries are simply limits set around behavior to try to change the direction a child is going. They define what you will and won’t accept, and should come from what you believe is right for your teen at this stage in his life and for your family.

Parents of Teens Must Adapt

As your child grows into a teen, it's important to change how you enforce the rules. Otherwise, your child will be unprepared to cope with a culture that is constantly changing.

Too Much Tradition?

Wrapped up in all of the hub-bub of the holidays, yet trying to keep things simple, I've discovered one hitch that serves as a hang-up for many of us: Too much tradition.

Are You Provoking Your Teen to Anger?

Are the answers given at your house gentle, truthful, humble, and delivered with kindness, understanding and wisdom? Or is your behavior exasperating your teen?

Troubled Teen Equals Marital Trouble, Too

Parents dealing with a troubled teen can feel a similar sense of grief and loss as if the teen had actually died. This puts a great amount of pressure on the marriage and all too often leads to divorce.

Steering Teens Away from a Fascination with Darkness

Teens often look at spirituality differently than their parents, and unfortunately, their poorly defined spirituality makes them vulnerable to things like witchcraft and the occult.

Are You Controlling Your Teen Too Much?

Handing over some control is essential to fostering maturity in your teen.

Parenting Teens with Grace

Grace, given at just the right moment, has the power to change the direction of any struggle, and may ultimately bring it to an end.

Will the Kids Ever Grow-up? An Interview with Diana West

Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Albert Mohler recently interviewed author and columnist Diana West about her new book “The Death of the Grown-Up: How America’s Arrested Development is Bringing Down Western Civilization.”

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