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Parenting Teens - Christian Family Resources

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.

Making the Teen Years Your Best Years

How can we make our teen's years the best years? By creating a sense of safety in our families...

  • Drs. Gary and Greg Smalley |
  • November 02, 2010 |
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Awakening Love Before Its Time

Our culture often awakens sensuality in children long before they're ready for marriage. It is every parent's privilege to help daughters and sons walk through those early romantic feelings with wisdom and grace from God.

  • Vivian Padilla-Chapman |
  • October 26, 2010 |
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Connecting with Your Teen

Parents may not feel that they have much to offer the younger generation in terms of relationship, nor do they think they have anything in common to talk about. But just the opposite is true.

In Shelterwood, Troubled Teens Find Refuge

It's hard to find Christ-centered resources for parents whose young adults had spun out of control. That's one reason I was so encouraged to learn about a ministry called Shelterwood.

The Changing Role of Parents during the College Years

Of course a parent's role must change, but the parental role is still important, and I can attest to the fact that it can be as meaningful, memorable, and significant in the college days and into adulthood as it was during all the previous stages of your child's life...

  • Janice Shaw Crouse, Ph.D. |
  • September 08, 2010 |
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10 Things Every Teenager Needs to Know About Their Parents

Face it -- you are stuck with us, at least for the next few years! And avoiding spending time with us, rejecting our hugs, and refusing to talk is not going to change that. So in the interest of peace and harmony, I am going to share a few things with you that you probably don't know in the hopes that they may help you to better tolerate us.

  • Deborah J. Thompson |
  • August 31, 2010 |
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College-Bound: Turning Your Child Over to the Campus Culture

On most college campuses, the prevailing orthodoxy opposes both Christian values and conservative principles. Be wise and consider course offerings, dorm environment, and the intangibles of the college experience.

Why Teens Seek the Wrong Crowd

Does your teenager feel valued and significant in your home? If not, they'll look for value and acceptance somewhere else...

Gagging on Gaga

While her preoccupation with violence, sexual promiscuity and exhibitionism may be her path to fame, they are also a symptom of a hungry, sad and unsatisfied soul.

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