Teens

Smartphones for Smart Families

Smartphones for Smartfamilies

We advise against giving your children a phone if you are not ready to have a conversation with them about it multiple times a week for multiple years.

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Preparing Your Teen for LGBT Discussions

Questions to Ask Your Teen About LGBT Issues

A list of questions to help you engage your teens about their beliefs on LGBT issues.

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Preparing Your Teen for LGBT Discussions

Preparing Your Teen for LGBT Discussions

Five steps to prepare them to withstand peer pressure, stand with the truth, and display the love of Christ.

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Establishing Dating Guidelines for Your Teen

In the fading twilight, the headlights of an approaching car reminded Bill to reach for the dashboard and turn on his lights. As the horde of rush-hour cars streamed by,…

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Helping Your Teenage Daughter Become a Woman

Here are five questions to consider as you seek to help your daughter grow in godliness.

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5 Strategies to Win the Battle for Your Teen’s Heart

The arsenal of weapons employed against this generation of teens is unmatched in human history.

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Setting Boundaries for Your Teens

Helping your children learn to live within limits.

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Setting Standards for Your Family About Substance Use

Form convictions that you can hold with integrity as you shape the life of your child.

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How Do I Teach My Kids to Handle Peer Pressure?

Dennis and Barbara Rainey, parenting, ages and stages, teens

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Helping Your Child Resist Peer Pressure

In order to teach our children, we parents must embrace three core convictions.

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Helping Your Child Set Wise Standards on Substance Abuse

There are three critical tasks that parents must personally embrace before helping their children.

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4 Countercultural Tips on Dating

Few things occupy the hearts and minds of modern young people more than dating relationships. Having a boyfriend or girlfriend strokes a lot of core needs. First, it strokes the need for…

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Freedom: The Teen Addiction

Learn why freedom is so important to teens and how to help them channel that freedom without causing a revolution.

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13 Reasons-Why

’13 Reasons Why’ and the Tragedy of Teen Suicide

The popular Netflix series seeks to address a worthy issue, but it has some troubling flaws.

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4 Reasonable Concerns About ‘13 Reasons Why’

Observations about the Netflix series from a junior high teacher.

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Do You Know What Your Kids Are Up To?

Your kids need you to hold them accountable in the area of dating.

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The Tidal Wave of Media and Todays Teens

Since we live in a media-driven world, how can we stay on top of the media?

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Driving Privileges and Your Teen

Four lessons from a mom and dad who have been there.

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Protecting Your Teen From the Busyness Trap

Children must be taught that cutting others down in any way is repulsive because every person is made in the image of God.

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Conquering Cut-Downs Between Your Children

Children must be taught that cutting others down in any way is repulsive because every person is made in the image of God.

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Avoiding the Stampede

Steering clear of peer pressure can keep your standards from being trampled.

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Becoming a Cyber Savvy Parent

Your kids know all about the latest phone and internet technologies. So do pornographers. Donna Rice Hughes talks about the importance of protecting your children.

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10 Ways Parents Embarrass Their Teens

How to prove to your kids that you’re not weird.

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How to Ruin Your Teens for Life

Eleven ways to ensure that your teenager will not be prepared for the future.

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Adolescence—Are You Ready for the Tough Questions?

A survey in a teen Sunday school class reveals a desire to know the honest truth.

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Lessons From the Rainey Game Preserve

As a parent you do need to set some limits.

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Are You a Relentless Parent?

Raising teenagers means pursuing their heart even when they don’t demonstrate love in return.

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Building Integrity Into the Life of Your Teen

Shaping your child’s convictions about deceit begins as you teach him to fear God.

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Guiding Your Child Through Peer Pressure

Many parents make the mistake of releasing their kids to make their own choices at the very time when they are most tempted to follow the crowd.

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Helping Your Child Avoid the Traps of Adolescence

Many parents make the mistake of releasing their kids to make their own choices at the very time when they are most tempted to follow the crowd.

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