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Parenting Teens - Christian Family Resources

Conflict Offers Parents and Teens Teachable Moments

When parents avoid conflict with their teenager, they are avoiding some of the greatest teaching opportunities they will ever have.

Unfriended! Parenting in a Social Media World

There are numerous ways parents can regain lost ground in this new era of communication. Let me highlight some opportunities, as well as responsibilities, parents need to seize in order to establish healthy habits in the home...

  • Catherine Hickem, L.C.S.W. |
  • March 05, 2012 |
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The Beatitudes of Social Media

When using social media, you and your relationships will remain happy if you follow a few simple considerations to protect your love and life...

  • Pam and Bill Farrel |
  • February 29, 2012 |
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Building Sons Into Men

[M]en are an endangered species. I really believe that. Over the past 15 years, I have been working directly and indirectly with college students. Almost 10 years ago I noticed a trend that -- at the time -- was alarming. That alarm has now been going off non-top since, and I'm finally seeing it come to fruition.

Parenting and Protecting Daughters in America’s Sexual Culture

While it can be unnerving to watch your little girl grow up in America’s sexual culture, take heart and remember: you have the advantage.

  • Dr. Joe McIlhaney, Jr. and Dr. Freda McKissic Bush |
  • February 15, 2012 |
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Getting Control of Anger in Your Child

Whether angry at the world, angry at America, or just a psychopath, 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner struck out with homicidal anger this past weekend in Tucson. It has become an all too common scene; younger individuals expressing anger by snuffing out the lives of others in public places.

Wholly Parenting, Holy Teens

Jackie met someone at work and claimed to be in love. "I thought a lot about it and even prayed. I'm moving in with Tom," she insisted. The Smiths are heartbroken. What happened?

What to Do When Your Teen Seems Like a Stranger

If your teen seems like a stranger, he or she doesn’t have to remain that way.

Establishing Family Rules

If our teens don’t “buy in” to the rules, the relational approach makes enforcing those rules more difficult.

Five Ways Parents Can Overcome Peer Pressure

There are at least five things you can offer your child that no peer can match.

Teen Dreams: Church Influences Career Choice

A new Barna Group study shows that most young people have clear ideas of what they would like to do, and their faith plays a role in their decisions.

When Teens Seem Ungrateful

“I don’t need your help!” How do you respond to statements like these from your teenager?

Eight Tips for Traveling with Teens

A parents’ guide for avoiding attitudes, embracing adventure and deepening faith.

Handling an Angry Teen

When your thought patterns rub up against those of your teenager, you can use it as an opportunity to help bring healing and a new perspective to your child.

Is My Teen's Behavior Normal?

It's important to differentiate between normal and abnormal behavior in teens before thinking the worst.

Combat Sexual Pressure by Changing the Script

Youth consistently believe that more of their peers are having sex than they really are. Our young people need to know they are not alone in their choice to live sexually pure lives.

  • Rebecca Hagelin, Author |
  • March 16, 2011 |
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Help Your Teenage Son Become a Good Man

If you’re the mother of a teenage son, you may think that he needs you less now than he did when he was younger. But the teen years are a crucial time for you to influence your son...

  • Whitney Hopler, Crosswalk.com Contributor |
  • March 07, 2011 |
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Taming the Monster: Preparing for the Teen Years

When my children were little, it seemed like every parent my age was dreading the day their children would become teenagers. To my amazement, those fast paced and crazy years were among the best in our lives.

Thrive on a Secular College Campus

Have a child heading off to college this Fall? Abby Nye gives ways Christian students can thrive on a secular campus...

7 Things I Wish I Had Known in High School

Author and father Dave Burchett shares some hard-won wisdom that will help your teen find Christ in the everyday challenges of high school.

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