Tag Archive for Parenting

Are Athletic Girls Eating Enough?

on August 11, 2019 by

Young females who eat too little risk menstrual irregularity, weak bones and eating disorders

My Child Was Caught Viewing Porn!

on August 10, 2019 by

What Do I Do?

How To Not Embarrass Your Teen

on August 10, 2019 by

You’re going to embarrass your teenager on some level in some way

When A Student Comes Out To You

on August 9, 2019 by

More students want to meet and talk about same-sex attraction. We have moved from “my friend” is struggling with this, to “I”…

Leading Adolescents Through Their...

on August 9, 2019 by

The paradox is—they are pulled toward both individualism and interdependence.

Why young people abandoned the faith

on July 27, 2019 by

More and more parents and churches are recognizing that students are not prepared for the challenges that college often brings

Teen Girl And Dad Reel In 700-Pound Tuna

on July 27, 2019 by

After she and her dad took turns reeling it in for 10 hours Friday

Looking For Ways To Disciple Your Kids...

on July 26, 2019 by

Heather Molendyk

For Kids, Free Time Equals Screen Time&...

on July 23, 2019 by

Parents to make lists of real-world activities, such as making slime, having water fights and riding bikes

suspending students from school can....

on July 21, 2019 by

May do more harm than good and could result in more crime in schools, neighborhoods, and communities

Nationwide study: teen ‘sexting&...

on July 21, 2019 by

The good news is that adolescent “sexting” is not at epidemic levels as reported in some media headlines

 

The Future Of The City Is Childless

on July 20, 2019 by

Young families have found staying put with school-age children more difficult

Turn Your Kid’s Drawing Into Unique...

on July 20, 2019 by

How parents would do just anything to keep their kids’ artworks forever

Students Surprised Obama Deported More...

on July 19, 2019 by

We are a nation of laws. Undocumented workers broke our immigration laws.

YouTube Star ‘Ninja’ Thanks...

on July 19, 2019 by

A lot of the doctors told my mom that I had…a number of diseases, and that I should be aborted

The One Thing Your Kid Needs Before...

on July 18, 2019 by

Helping your child transition from one phase to the next is never easy

Digital Distractions

on July 18, 2019 by

How to Help Your Kids Dodge Digital Distractions

“Generation Screen” And Self-esteem

on July 17, 2019 by

For ways to build self-esteem with the screen generation

The reality of millennials Who Rely on...

on July 17, 2019 by

‘I pay for lunch at work, and I pay for my Netflix account’

Senate Hearing Uncovers Sexploitation In...

on July 15, 2019 by

Children without stable families will be left vulnerable until these companies take a more proactive approach to protection

Advice I’d Give Myself If I Were...

on July 12, 2019 by

Reggie Joiner

What Every Tween Girl Needs From Her Mom

on July 12, 2019 by

Here are a few things my mentors have taught me that I’d love to pass along to you

All School And No Work…New Norm...

on July 8, 2019 by

Teenagers (16–19-year-olds) have shifted away from working or seeking work, with a total decline in teen labor force participation of 15.9 percentage…

Pot Use By U.S. Teens Has Jumped 10-fold...

on July 8, 2019 by

As society relaxes its rules around marijuana, U.S. teens seem to be responding by using the drug in much bigger numbers than…

Neuroscience: Why Instagram Is So Bad...

on July 7, 2019 by

In the age of smartphones, social media, followers, and likes, reward-seeking behaviors in teens is increasingly associated with approval online. Instagram has…

Teens With Strong Connections At Home&...

on July 7, 2019 by

Teens who feel understood by their parents and teachers may grow up to be healthier adults

‘Mini AOC’ Ends Parody After...

on July 5, 2019 by

AOC…crying over little more than a few police officers and an empty parking lot

3 Barriers To Spiritual Growth Faced By...

on July 3, 2019 by

For Christian teenagers, growth in godliness sometimes tends to take a back seat if someone’s not behind them really speaking in their…

A Call To Teenagers To Be Free

on July 3, 2019 by

John Piper

Let’s Hear It For The Average Child

on July 3, 2019 by

To the student who does all the homework in his hardest subject and turns it in promptly…But

My Quiet Times Are Anything But Quiet

on July 3, 2019 by

I have come to believe that many women are not reading their Bibles consistently

The Tyranny Of Summer Expectations

on July 3, 2019 by

Am I worried that I’m messing them up? Absolutely

How To Talk To Young People About Doubt

on July 3, 2019 by

Dr. Kara Powell

Becoming A Dad

on July 3, 2019 by

10 Things I wish someone had told me before fatherhood

No Teen Is Too Far Gone

on July 3, 2019 by

There is more grace in Christ than there is sin in the greatest of prodigals

When Motherhood Feels Like Death

on July 3, 2019 by

The endless, nebulous work of motherhood…

Teen Sexting, Risky Behavior And Mental...

on June 24, 2019 by

Teen sexting is associated with mental health issues and risky behavior, according to a new study

Teen Vogue: Sex Work Is ok…..For...

on June 24, 2019 by

God’s good gift of sexuality is being distorted and denigrated in a variety of ways. What was once unthinkable is now normalized

When Should Kids Get Smartphones?

on June 24, 2019 by

We asked a group of 1,000 Americans, including men and women of all ages, when kids should get smartphones

Mistakes You Might Make In Your Next...

on June 19, 2019 by

The real value of family vacations is not in the activity. It’s for your kids to know you’re crazy about them

Dads Your Kids Are Watching You

on June 18, 2019 by

Our kids are watching us!

Teaching Kids The Hows And Whys Of...

on June 18, 2019 by

One of the most valuable lessons parents can teach their children about money is how to appropriately give it away

Social Media And Anxiety In Teens

on June 18, 2019 by

What parents need to know about  anxiety in teens by social media

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