Tag Archive for Parenting

‘Weed Moms’ Are The New &...

on October 16, 2019 by

Marijuana-using moms are stepping out of the shadows and proudly extolling the virtues of cannabis

Mental Health: Impact Of Social Media On...

on October 14, 2019 by

It emerges that Instagram is the social media platform with the most negative effect on the psychological state of young people

10% Of Christian Twentysomethings Have...

on October 14, 2019 by

There are four kinds of twentysomething “exiles” making their way in our current day and age

Suicide Prevention

on October 14, 2019 by

Insights and resources for parents and youth workers

UK: Mandatory “Self-Touching” Class...

on October 11, 2019 by

This sexualisation of our children is just totally inappropriate. They are calling it self-touching and they won’t use the term masturbation

Sesame Street New Puppet Who’s Mom...

on October 11, 2019 by

Sesame Street has introduced the subject matter of addiction, using a bright green puppet named Karli to let young viewers know grown-up…

Parenting Middle School Kids

on October 9, 2019 by

8 Conversations to have with your new middle school student

Parents: 5 Reasons To Keep Your Students...

on October 7, 2019 by

Why is youth group important?

Flashback: Teens Who Hold Off On Dating...

on October 6, 2019 by

Teens who don’tdate are happier, less depressed, and more adept at dealing with a variety of social situations

Social media influencing young boys&...

on October 3, 2019 by

Book:  boy‘s body  Sport health and physical activity

Excessive Screen Time linked To Teens...

on September 30, 2019 by

A new study is warning parents that excessive screen time may be behind a stunning rise in children who need prescription glasses.

Helping Your Son Escape Porn

on September 30, 2019 by

The average age a kid first encounters porn is at age 13, and that’s just the average. Some kids see porn as…

Video: Types Of Parents In The School...

on September 30, 2019 by

Every parent can probably relate to this video. It’s just a fun way of looking at the types of parents in the…

Youth Sports Referees Quitting, Blaming...

on September 24, 2019 by

Youth sports officials and referees are throwing in their whistles at record rates

The Terrifying Side Of Kids Addicted To...

on September 24, 2019 by

Nature Valley asked them (three generations) one simple question, “What did you like to do for fun as a kid?”

Building Confidence In Kids

on September 12, 2019 by

Most parents are parenting their children based off of their owninsecurities. Not what’s best for their child’s actual future.

Is The Amino App Safe?

on September 12, 2019 by

A complete app review for parent complete app review for parent

Parents Are Irate Over Forced Elementary...

on September 11, 2019 by

In 4th grade, students learn gender is “self-defined,” and, in grade 5, they learn “there are many gender identities” and are introduced…

Kids….“I Hope You Suffer”

on September 10, 2019 by

Suffering is the fertile ground for great growth in character, wisdom, and virtue. Suffering grows our dependence on God while undermining our…

Engaging Kids About Pop-Culture

on September 5, 2019 by

A song on the top of the charts, a new Netflix show everyone is binging, a new trend everyone…

The Facts About Teen Suicide And How to...

on September 4, 2019 by

Teen suicide is the highest in history — 14.46 per 100,000 for young people between 15 and 24

Where Kids Spend Time Online

on September 3, 2019 by

83% use YouTube, 21% use Twitter, 38% use What’s App, 33% use Instagram, 35% use Facebook, 34% use Snapchat

 

Largest Public School In The Country...

on August 28, 2019 by

You’re constantly comparing yourself to other women on your feed and it definitely takes a toll on your self-image

Flashback: Children ‘Immersed in a...

on August 27, 2019 by

“Then Kyle replied, ‘Shut up, mom. You don’t know what you’re talking about.’ … Kyle is 10 years old.”

Flashback: The Problem With American...

on August 27, 2019 by

…….“Expect kids to behave like adults, but you should not give them the authority of an adult.”

Sheriff Warns Parents 15 Apps Used To...

on August 27, 2019 by

Social media has made it easier than ever for predators to connect with  children. He said that means parents have to be more…

Why I Wish We Hadn’t Lived Together...

on August 26, 2019 by

We started our “serious” relationship with a lack of commitment

The Lonely Burden of Today’s Teenage...

on August 26, 2019 by

We found that many girls spend their Saturday nights home alone, watching  Netflix and surfing social media

Hilarious Before-After Photos Of Girl&...

on August 26, 2019 by

She took the photos showing her daughter, clean in the morning and then a complete mess in the afternoon!

 

Two Items To Send With Every New College...

on August 26, 2019 by

Sending off a college student for the first time can spark strong—and competing—feelings

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