What sort of shared adventures are you willing to embark on with your son?
….”It’s not my fault. That’s not fair!”
One child threw a parent’s phone down the toilet
“High school dropouts are eight times more likely to end up in state prison than high school graduates,”
Some interesting insights into how adults are thinking about these things
83% of teen girls who were sexually experienced didn’t get sex education until they’d lost their virginity
Consider some crazy statistics and ask some hard questions of ourselves and the families in our ministries
Bonding or Boundaries
by Jim Liebelt
The kid says he sat in Jesus’ lap. He asked them to sing “We Will, We Will Rock You,” but they declined
But when the kids are along, parents have to plan accordingly
The American Girl: Princess to Promiscuous
It’s hard for me to tell a child not to show up for school with hair curlers, pajamas or short shorts
It’s not uncommon for me to hear addicted clients say, “I was a kid when I accidentally found pornography
Study Finds No Benefit to Kids When Parents Help with Homework
Pornhub, was visited by 112,000 boys in the UK aged between 12 and 17
Infants who do not form strong bonds with their parents are more likely to be aggressive, defiant, and hyperactive as adults
11 Facts About Homeless Teens In The U.S.
“I’m so happy,” Deprill said “I got the hug that I had wanted for the last 27 years. …
“Dad! You’re alllllways on your phone!”
Three kids, no job, and a nanny: Choosing humility instead of doing it all
“If we’re happy and content,” “we’re much more likely to sleep better than if we’re distressed and anxious and worried.”
Rick Lawrence: So I asked our 180-member team of youth ministry advisors for their input…
It is full of provocative lyrics… “and that’s a #1 hit it’s a piece of Sh#*”
how far we’ve come…Where will we be in 20 years?
73% of the adults used their phone at least once during each meal
“I don’t want your rules but I want everything and you to pay for it”
When our identity gets tied up in success, we begin to fear failure or the loss of that status
N.J. teen sues parents, claims they kicked her out
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Developing (ADHD) psychosis, bipolar disorder, suicide attempts, substance abuse and failing grades in school
How do you protect and guide your daughters through culture?
Children judged on their physical appearance is damaging and exposes them to pedophiles
Stronger father-son relationships curtail youth delinquency
Everyday there’s some new thing we parents need to figure out,here are smart strategies for managing your kids
Linda Ranson Jacobs
I was tempted for a moment to comfort him by saying that he may not actually die for his faith
3-Year-Old Gets Into Mensa With IQ of Over 160
He was suspended for five days, stripped of his class president title and banned from extracurricular activities
those who played..for three hours or longer each day were detached from the outside world
“We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.”
Book Review By Mike Liebler
In a broader context, family time or the lack of it can shape society
Bold Parenting: Book Review By Mike Liebler
Lars’ goal is to help parents focus on the meaning of “bold” faith and
Your fourteen year old will never be an adult the way you are an adult today
Thousands of children aged 10 and under are being treated for depression, stress and anxiety
“He acts as though he’s never heard the word ‘no’”
Lets bring fathers into the home.. benefits of marriage..reducing the penalties against marriage
“among those with four-year college degrees, the share rose from 3 percent to 7 percent.”
Fellow professional youth workers have no fear, our jobs are here to stay!!
What Does the Gospel Mean for Teenagers and Friendship?
She has been saving the notes..trying to save a piece of me
“Do you know where your children are?”
58% kids know how to hide online activities from parents.46% would change behavior if parents were paying attention
One mother’s bold plan to fight sex trafficking
8-Year-old boy saves 6 relatives in blaze before dying
You Can’t Say Fathers Are Essential if the Law Redefines Marriage to Make Them Optional
I think the number one obstacle to discipleship is a lack of spiritual direction in the home
Remotely controlled “telepresence” machines allowing busy families to stay in touch
What about the Parents?
The inverse power of praise
12 Year Old Girl Just Died. The Letter Her Parents Discovered Afterwards Is Heart Shattering
Why have so many young Japanese given up on getting married?
Where do these parents think their kids are going to look for answers when they encounter questions?
Sometimes the faith of grandparents actually “skips” a generation as grandchildren end up following in their faith..
Does my 12 year old son really have the maturity to properly use this phone without help
“No one was drinking we were just having fun! Calm down and get a sense of humor! Don’t start the year off…
“we don’t have time for this,” and shot Vidal, killing him
Parents may want to limit electronic media at mealtime
This will be difficult for some parents to read through
Dear Parents With Young Children in Church……
The multiple personalities of a tween girl
Thirty-nine percent of the kids surveyed said they hide their feelings about the split from their parents
New Year’s resolutions for parents of teens
Kid in black buys meals for strangers..money from his PlayStation 4
youngsters are conversing in..clumsy rap-speak derived, variously, from the West Indies, Mumbai, MTV and American reality TV starsDailyMail on Facebook
Her father Jamie often travels with her, and he can also influence her desire to cover up during sexier scenes
Four Research Insights Every Parent Needs to Know
Here are three things you can do right away to start protecting your family today
When our kids know that we as parents make mistakes too and need forgiveness it helps them grow in their walk with…
Pew Research: Then and Now
Defense Used….. his parents spoiled him and never taught him right from wrong
Yelling, threatening parents harm teens’ mental health
Why are they so popular? “There’s a sense of accomplishment”
“My daughter is alive and it is a pure miracle,”
Fact or Fiction?
How to keep your child safe
“When we have middle school kids show up with a half an ounce, that is shocking to me,”
Dads have become more invested in their children and a more active role in household duties
40% of parents said their high school kids are experiencing a lot of stress from school
“Whereas, families going through distressful times — divorce or remarriage — that tended to disrupt teen sleep,”
72 percent of parents are simply sticking their heads in the sand and just “hoping for the best”?
American households have never been more diverse, more surprising, more baffling
The Youth Culture Report is an invaluable resource for any one who works with students. I highly recommend the site.
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The Youth Culture Report is a collection of links to news stories youth workers should be aware of.