Tag Archive for Parenting

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

Join The Tech-Wise Family Challenge

on January 8, 2019 by

So over the 21 days of The Tech-Wise Family Challenge, we’ll all get to do some

You Can Lock Your Kid’s Phone Until...

on January 8, 2019 by

For parents who are worried their kids are ignoring their texts, one dad has developed a phone app to make it impossible

Heavy Screen Time Appears To Impact...

on December 28, 2018 by

“avoid digital media use—except video chatting—in children younger than 18 to 24 months”

Screen Time Study Shows Differences In...

on December 28, 2018 by

Some children who spent more time on smartphones and other devices exhibited a different brain pattern than kids with less screen time

Benefits Of High School Later Start...

on December 28, 2018 by

A new study finds that children not only log healthier levels of sleep, they also perform at a higher level in the…

Parents Warned Of Teen Online Sextortion...

on December 26, 2018 by

A FBI report concluded that sextortion is a major, if not underlying, factor for child victims committing suicide

Christmas “Time flies”

on December 25, 2018 by

Don’t miss it. You will blink. . . and they will be older. And that’s why our tree this year reminds me…

Study: The Effects Of Screen Times On...

on December 25, 2018 by

60 Minutes goes inside a landmark government study of young minds to see if phones, tablets and other screens are impacting adolescent…

From The Gen Z Perspective

on December 24, 2018 by

Conversations between my peers are often peppered with jokes of self-harm, anorexia, and suicide

Why Are Young People Having So Little...

on December 24, 2018 by

Despite the easing of taboos and the rise of hookup apps, Americans are in the midst of a sex recession

The Parenting Marathon

on December 22, 2018 by

Eight Ways to Persevere in the Parenting Marathon

Belong: Religious Upbringing Better For...

on December 22, 2018 by

Children who had a religious upbringing are likely to be healthier and have a higher degree of well-being in early adulthood than…

Sleep Study: How Can We Improve A Teen...

on December 22, 2018 by

One sleep study may have a simple answer…

Soaring Suicides And Toxic Social...

on December 19, 2018 by

Soaring suicides are another sign of our toxic social disconnect

Helping Parents Who Have Lost A Child

on December 10, 2018 by

Book: “Cameron Cole candidly offers practical and biblical advice for those who mourn in Therefore I Have Hope

20 Memorable Family Christmas Traditions

on December 9, 2018 by

Traditions are important for families because they provide opportunities to keep your family legacy going

Principal On Leave After Banning Candy...

on December 8, 2018 by

Historically, the shape is a “J” for Jesus. The red is for the blood of Christ, and the white is a symbol…

What is Tumblr?

on December 8, 2018 by

Parent and Teacher Guide (Video)

Tumblr 18+ Content Ban Reviewed

on December 8, 2018 by

Tumblr 18+ Content Ban Causes Rise In Pedophilia On Twitter!?

Family Meals Make For Teens Who Eat...

on December 7, 2018 by

Teens and young adults who ate with their family more tended to eat more fruits and vegetables and less fast or takeout…

Why 12 Year Olds Shouldn’t Have...

on December 3, 2018 by

5 Reasons Why 12 Year Olds Shouldn’t Have Social Media

Teens’ Social Media Habits and...

on December 3, 2018 by

Teens….express concern that these sites lead to drama and social pressure

Sex, Love, And Science

on December 2, 2018 by

While sex clearly belongs in this category- so does the relationship between science and faith. But first, Love

Teens: Leave Us Alone Social Media Is Ok

on November 30, 2018 by

Mostly, kids are using social media to brag and talk about their families

Parents Should Have Ongoing Talks With...

on November 26, 2018 by

When it comes to your teens, one vague and generic conversation about sex is not enough.

Books For Parents

on November 23, 2018 by

Jonathan McKee is the author of over 20 books to parents, teenagers, and youth workers

Who Is Gen Z?

on November 23, 2018 by

In Gen Z Lab we’ve gathered thought leaders to help you understand the unique challenges facing Gen Z and equip you to…

Parenting My Adult Children

on November 17, 2018 by

No matter what the age of your child you will be able to relate to this touching article

Grace First

on November 16, 2018 by

The point is – if God was going to say one major thing to us – it is a message of love….

How To Talk To Your Son About Sex

on November 16, 2018 by

The last thing you want is for your son’s first discussions about sex to come from anyone else