FamilyLife Blended® Minute

Parenting Teenagers 3

with | September 6, 2023
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Are you parenting teens? Here are two tips to help you survive.

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  • Are you parenting teens? Here are two tips to help you survive.

  • Ron Deal

    Ron L. Deal is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on blended families in the country. He is Director of FamilyLife Blended® for FamilyLife®, founder of Smart Stepfamilies™, and the author and Consulting Editor of the Smart Stepfamily Series of books including the bestselling Building Love Together in Blended Families: The 5 Love Languages® and Becoming Stepfamily Smart (with Dr. Gary Chapman), The Smart Stepfamily: 7 Steps to a Healthy Family, and Preparing to Blend. Ron is a licensed marriage and family therapist, popular conference speaker, and host of the FamilyLife Blended podcast. He and his wife, Nan, have three sons and live in Little Rock, Arkansas. Learn more at

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Parenting Teenagers 3

September 06, 2023
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Ron: Are you parenting teens? Here are two tips to help you survive.

Announcer: For FamilyLife Blended®, here’s Ron Deal.

Ron: Okay, teens, if you’re listening, check me on this list and tell your parents what you think. Number 1—Parents, be flexible with students, but love them enough to set boundaries that protect them, too. You know, all teens deal with pressures. Add to that teens in stepfamilies who are moving between homes, maybe have biological parents who don’t get along, and there is plenty of reason for them to be moody. So, when you can cut them a break but don’t tolerate disrespect. Besides, they know when they are crossing the line.

Number 2—Stepparents, don’t take a sour attitude personally. Biological parents know teens are equal opportunity grumblers. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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