Tag Archive for Parenting

No Teen Is Too Far Gone

on June 17, 2019 by

Don’t give up on them

I love Parenting Teenagers

on June 16, 2019 by

“You think parenting is hard now? Just you wait.”

What John Teaches Us About Youth...

on June 16, 2019 by

What do we do when you go astray

Sticking With Youth Ministry For The...

on June 16, 2019 by

If you’re feeling discouraged or out of gas in this season of leading, this article is for you

Teen Vogue How To Get Abortion W/out...

on June 15, 2019 by

“having access to abortion should be your right, regardless of your parents’ beliefs.”

Phone Use Linked To Teen Anxiety?

on June 12, 2019 by

The journal Child Development shows nighttime usage of a cell phone can increase anxiety and depression in teenagers and reduce self-esteem

How To Face The Pressure Points Of...

on June 11, 2019 by

I wish I had read this book before I went to college, and would encourage any incoming college students to read it

For The Freshmen Of Tomorrow

on June 11, 2019 by

Six Guiding Lessons for Graduates

The Pressure To Perform

on June 11, 2019 by

The pressure today’s kids feel to perform

Book: Helping Students Follow Christ In...

on June 8, 2019 by

A great  Gospel centered book for youth workers parents and students heading to college

Helping Parents Prevent Porn

on May 29, 2019 by

3  resources to help parents

Bad News For ADHD Teen Drivers

on May 23, 2019 by

Teens with ADHD are significantly more likely to get into a car crash than their peers.

Helping Teens Sleep

on May 23, 2019 by

Teens’ Sleep Problems Can Be Corrected by Limiting Screen Use for 1 Week

Teens Are Using Burner Phones To Stay...

on May 17, 2019 by

56% of teens feel anxious, upset or lonely without their phones

Reclaiming Friendship in the Social...

on May 17, 2019 by

Social media promises social connectedness, but it often delivers social isolation

7 Skills To Teach Teens Before They Go...

on May 16, 2019 by

So, how do you prepare your offspring for adulthood? Here are some suggestions

Families Are Together And Yet Apart

on May 16, 2019 by

Adults are almost as bad as teens are, being preoccupied with their phone.

Kate Miller-Heidke Sings On Post-natal...

on May 12, 2019 by

She hopes, will “make people feel less alone, especially with an experience as lonely as depression”.

Yolo App Safety Guide

on May 11, 2019 by

How to Keep Your Kids Safe

Book 4 Guys Topics: Fortnite, Weed, Porn...

on May 11, 2019 by

The four biggest distractions today’s guys face: SCREENS, SUBSTANCES,SEXUAL TEMPTATION,STRUGGLES WITH SELF

4 Battles Every Young Man Must Face

on May 11, 2019 by

It’s never been harder to be a guy than right now and they need our help! Young men face more distractions to godly…

The Powerful Influence Of Christian Moms

on May 8, 2019 by

Moms are a big influence and children’s faith formation

Adult children are costing parents their...

on April 25, 2019 by

CBS

Nicole Kidman ‘Teased’ For...

on April 25, 2019 by

Faith is important. She often gets teased by friends for passing her strong belief in God onto her children

Americans More Inactive, Computers...

on April 24, 2019 by

Kids aged 6 through 17 need 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity daily. Regular activity is even recommended for kids as young…

Book: Negotiating Your Stepfamily And...

on April 21, 2019 by

In the book , ‘Doing Life With Your Adult Children: Keep Your Mouth Shut and The Welcome Mat Out’, I spend an…

Talking Church With Your Teenager And...

on April 20, 2019 by

Encouraging participation over attendance

Five Technology Rules Every Parent Must...

on April 19, 2019 by

When I saw the pictures that she had been posting on Facebook for years, I felt utterly embarrassed, and deeply betrayed.”

DYM: Parent Tips Podcast Hosted By...

on April 18, 2019 by

FREE podcasts about youth ministry, youth culture… and now they have me tackling parenting!

3 Reminders For Our College Bound Kids

on April 18, 2019 by

The first version of this article appeared on her blog when Kristen Hatton sent her freshman daughter off to college

Marathon Parenting

on April 17, 2019 by

Discipling Kids Is A Long Game Of Small Interactions

Who Is Responsible for Children’s...

on April 12, 2019 by

Barna

The Link Between Fun & Faith in Our...

on April 11, 2019 by

Barna

What to Do When Your Adult Child Is...

on April 9, 2019 by

When an adult child violates our values, makes poor choices, or gets in deep trouble, we often question our parenting abilities

What Short-Term Thinking Does to Our...

on April 4, 2019 by

Yes, the very students who Mom or Dad intended to give an advantage—thanks to payoff money—now cannot even attend class

Tell Your Children About Gender

on April 4, 2019 by

We do everyone a favor if we recognize that many cultural norms are just that—cultural, not biblical

How To Talk To Toung People About Doubt

on April 3, 2019 by

A teenager or young adult is going to ask you a tough question about God that you can’t answer…

Admissions Scandal Is Every Parent’s...

on April 3, 2019 by

Our excessive parenting may not be as obvious and hopefully isn’t illegal. But

What I Misunderstood About Grief

on April 2, 2019 by

Jesus will recover all of the fallout from Adam and Eve’s demise

Oh, And I’m Bisexual

on March 31, 2019 by

Responding in love and truth

14-Year-Old Earns $200,000 Playing...

on March 30, 2019 by

Griffin’s YouTube which showed him beating a popular Fortnite gamer. The video got 7.5 million views.

Managing Teens Online

on March 29, 2019 by

As part of Pew Research Center’s research into Americans’ digital lives, they surveyed over 1,000 parents of teens to better understand their…

As Time Online Increased, Teen Happiness...

on March 29, 2019 by

The newly released World Happiness Report, an annual study sponsored by the United Nations showing changes in happiness finds that teens who…

Breakfast With Parents Tied To Better...

on March 29, 2019 by

Consistently eating breakfast as a family might promote positive body image for children and adolescents.

The Way U.S. Teens Spend Their Time Is...

on March 24, 2019 by

Teens today are spending their time differently than they did a decade ago. They’re devoting more time to sleep and homework, and…

Video: Raising Kind Kids

on March 24, 2019 by

Here is another excellent parenting video from Christine Carter. Great advice

Book: So The Next Generation Will Know

on March 23, 2019 by

Preparing Young Christians in a Challenging World

Parents’ Ultimate Guide To TikTok

on March 23, 2019 by

Is TikTok safe? How does it work? And can I do a duet with my kid? Everything you need to know about…

How Much Time Should Kids Spend On Smart...

on March 23, 2019 by

Happiness and mental health are highest at a half-hour to two hours of extracurricular digital media use a day; well-being then steadily…

Helping Kids Hear Truth In A World...

on March 23, 2019 by

“I wish I had spent less time trying to block out the lies and more time focusing on the truth.”

How To Teach Kids To Tell The Truth

on March 23, 2019 by

We desire for our children to tell us the truth, especially when confessing their sin. But how can we teach them to be…

Study: Teens Anxiety And Depression A...

on March 21, 2019 by

Most U.S. Teens See Anxiety and Depression as a Major Problem Among Their Peer

Binge Drinking in Teens Increase Risk...

on March 16, 2019 by

A growing body of evidence supports the idea that alcohol exposure early in life has lasting effects on the brain and increases…

Being in Nature Can Boost Kids’...

on March 16, 2019 by

Spending time in nature boosts children’s academic achievement and healthy development in a variety of ways

Smartphone Addicts’ New Tactic

on March 15, 2019 by

Buy a second phone

Preparing Students For The Digital...

on March 11, 2019 by

3 Realities Pastors and Parents Should Consider To Prepare Students For The Digital World

Silence Is A Hindrance In Kids Faith...

on March 8, 2019 by

I actually would allow my kids more freedom in their high school years to explore and express their questions about faith

Growing Kids, Growing Parents

on March 6, 2019 by

Kara Powell and Steven Argue describe how to parent adolescent and young adult children

How To Help Your Family Grow Together...

on March 6, 2019 by

Guest Post By Kara Powell And Steve Argue

Growing With: A Book Review

on March 6, 2019 by

A Remarkable Parenting Resource

Youth Workers Tell Your Parents About...

on March 5, 2019 by

4 Things Youth Workers Would Tell Parents About Teenagers, Social Media, and Technology

Dear High School Me…..Eating...

on March 5, 2019 by

What My Daughter Would Say to Her Younger Self NoEating Disorder

Advice For Parents Of Little Kids

on March 4, 2019 by

20 Tips I wish I could have given parents of teens before their kids were 4

Will Parents Need Kids Permission To...

on March 2, 2019 by

Her mom had been posting photos of her, without prior approval, for much of her life

Taming Negative Thoughts On Parenting

on March 1, 2019 by

Here are three tools I’ve discovered for policing my thought life

Flashback: How Serving Changes Kids

on March 1, 2019 by

What’s the number one priority our parents list?

Screen Time For Kids?

on February 27, 2019 by

If I can go back and do it all over I would do this

6 Responses To Social Media And Your...

on February 27, 2019 by

The impact of the digital world is so powerful and pervasive that it’s almost impossible for most of us to keep up

Social Media And Mental Health

on February 26, 2019 by

We talk about the relationship between social media and mental health. Here’s a few resources if you want to explore more

Books: The Parent And Family Ministry...

on February 25, 2019 by

Here’s a list of some of our favorite books for church leaders that are building a family ministry in their church.

Flashback: 3 Reminders For Our College...

on February 25, 2019 by

1.Remember Who You Are. 2. Be Mindful of your Soul Holes. 3. Unite Yourself to the Body

When My 13-year-Old Daughter Wanted To...

on February 25, 2019 by

Five rules we gave her 13-year-old daughter

13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don&...

on February 20, 2019 by

Give up the unhealthy — yet popular — parenting practices that are robbing kids of mental strength

Justin Bieber Encourages Abstinence

on February 20, 2019 by

…but not everyone is pleased

12 Mainstream Contributors To Sexual...

on February 20, 2019 by

Watch the reveal of the 2019 Dirty Dozen List

200 Secret Internet Terms Teenagers Use

on February 20, 2019 by

And parents need to know

When Your Kid Is Drawn To The Bad Crowd

on February 19, 2019 by

Lost children find other lost children because they are seeking some semblance of unity and a place to belong; this is why…

Parents: 5 Reasons To Keep Your Kids In...

on February 17, 2019 by

Why it’s important for teens to be involved in a youth group

4 Views On Talking To Teenagers About...

on February 16, 2019 by

It reflects the thoughts, experiences, and practical advice of four in-the-trenches youth workers, who have spent years having these conversations

Inside The Weird World Of YouTuber...

on February 10, 2019 by

What’s it like to have millions of fans when you’re 10? What’s it like to have thousands of people insult or adore…

Parents who study with kids promote...

on February 6, 2019 by

This means that student success isn’t determined by genetics, but by parenting

Going Deeper….

on February 4, 2019 by

“If you know me, you know I…. but if you reallyknew me, you’d know…”I gave them an example

The Source For Youthministry And Parents...

on February 4, 2019 by

We’ve amped up the amount of new content we’re adding to each site! Mobile friendly and easier to navigate

Screen Time Inhibits Toddler Development

on February 2, 2019 by

kids 2-5 years old who engage in more screen time received worse scores in developmental screening tests

Stop Yelling A Your Kids

on February 1, 2019 by

3 Ways to Avoid Yelling at Your Kids

Beyond The Scrolling….Belonging

on January 31, 2019 by

Seeing the deeper longings behind teenagers and social media

Redeeming Love For Run-Down Parents

on January 30, 2019 by

Multiple times during any particular week, this season often feels overwhelming, stressful, and just hard.

How Hard It Is to Parent a Teen?

on January 30, 2019 by

I need to be honest about how there are times when I don’t even recognize my own children and how lonely that…

Beware The Idol Of Parenting Success

on January 30, 2019 by

“Ultimately, when we worship parenting success and achievement, we find our worth in….what our children accomplish.”

5 Dangerous Apps Parents Don’t Know...

on January 29, 2019 by

Parenting a teen has never been an easy feat, but in today’s digital age, tracking a teen’s behavior has become almost impossible

Gospel-Centered Parenting And...

on January 25, 2019 by

Continue to expose and free us from the faith-less, grace-less, law-heavy ways we parent, Father. Free us from over-stressing our kids and…

Podcast For Parents: Mom, Dad, What’s...

on January 25, 2019 by

Parents who want to give their kids a healthy view of sex centered on the gospel of Jesus Christ

Book Review: Mom, Dad, What’s Sex? Mom...

on January 25, 2019 by

Giving Your Kids a Gospel-Centered View of Sex and Our Culture is a treasure

Netflix’s “Sex Education”

on January 24, 2019 by

…is either addressing or exploiting—you decide—the subject that isn’t talked about much in most homes

Parents Often Unaware Of Kids’...

on January 19, 2019 by

When children are having suicidal thoughts, their parents may often be in the dark, a new study shows.

Teens Who Attend Church Often Stop Going...

on January 17, 2019 by

Two-thirds of American Christian teenagers who regularly attend worship at a Protestant congregation for at least a year quit going for at…

Teen Popularity

on January 17, 2019 by

How to help teens handle popularity and social media

Teaching Your Kids Self Control

on January 15, 2019 by

“Choosing to do what you should do, not what you want to do.”

Tracking Phones?

on January 15, 2019 by

I gave a bounty Hunter $300.  He then located our phone

‘Adulting Day’ For Students

on January 14, 2019 by

Teaching high school students responsibilities