Check Points

  • It’s time to stand up and make these years count. You don’t need to get through them; you need to power through them.
  • The battle we fight is not against our teens, it’s for them!
  • We cannot wait until our teens come face to face with peer pressure and expect them to know how to handle something they aren’t prepared for.
  • “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand” (Ephesians 6:12-13).
  • Today’s youth need to be committed to safe Internet practices before they ever approach a computer.
  • A time-invested parent, who prays as much as she talks and listens as much as she prays, has the best chance of raising a child eager and willing to say NO and mean it.

Nicole O'Dell is a mom for six; host of Teen Talk Radio and Parent Talk Radio, and the author of more than a dozen books, including the popular Scenarios for Girls interactive fiction series.

Publication date: April 16, 2013