Tag Archive for Parenting

The Storms Of Teenage Social Media Never...

on August 17, 2018 by

A moment of peace takes intentionality-something teenagers often lack.

A Snapchat Snapshot

on August 17, 2018 by

Behind the app

11 Books Every Christian In College...

on August 15, 2018 by

Outside of the Bible, of course, below are the eleven books every Christian in college should read (and why)

The Newest On Teens, Social Media &...

on August 14, 2018 by

Only 31% of young people said social media had “a mostly positive effect” on people their age

Taking Away Phones Won’t Solve...

on August 14, 2018 by

Just blaming the machines is a cop-out, a way to avoid the much more difficult task of improving young people’s lives

Barna: DevelopIng Teen’s Faith?

on August 14, 2018 by

Parents and Pastors: Partners in Gen Z Discipleship

Three Reminders For Our College Bound...

on August 13, 2018 by

What they need to hear, or maybe these thoughts will help guide you on some conversations before they go

Doing It For The College Resume?

on August 11, 2018 by

Here’s why that isn’t a great idea for our kids

Your Teen Spends Too Much Time Alone In...

on August 11, 2018 by

5 Parenting Questions To Ask

The Bullying Breakthrough

on August 9, 2018 by

Real Help for Parents and Teachers of the Bullied, Bystanders, and Bullies

Parents Need To Drastically Cut Kids&...

on August 9, 2018 by

Children are spending way too much time in front of screens

“Parenting Adult Children.” Part 2

on August 6, 2018 by

Be Intentional about Investing in Your Own Emotional, Physical, and Spiritual Health

“Parenting Adult Children.” Part 1

on August 6, 2018 by

An Invitation to Keep the Welcome Mat Out and Your Mouth Shut

Flashback: College Prep

on August 5, 2018 by

What to Expect in Life’s Next Chapter

Adderall Fails To Boost Cognition In...

on July 30, 2018 by

Medications for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), such as Adderall, may not improve cognition in healthy students and may actually impair working memor

Helping Kids Cope With Anxiety

on July 29, 2018 by

Ways to identify signs of anxiety and how to help your kids through their experience with it

Guarding Teens Through The Dangers Of...

on July 29, 2018 by

13 Reasons Why We Need to Have Conversations With Our Kids

Sibling Rivalry And Abuse

on July 29, 2018 by

What Parents Need to Know About Sibling Rivalry and Abuse

1 In 4 Teenage Girls Deliberately Harm...

on July 29, 2018 by

Up to 30 percent of teenage girls in some parts of the United States say they have intentionally injured themselves

Chemicals Chemicals Harming Children

on July 27, 2018 by

Chemicals in Food May Harm Children, Pediatricians’ Group Says

Teaching your kids about money

on July 23, 2018 by

Four Things Dads Should Teach Their Kids About Money (Paul David

Parenting Is a Process, Not an Event

on July 23, 2018 by

Paul Tripp encourages parents to persist in disciplining their children, just as God continues to discipline his own children.

Are We Robbing Our Kids By Giving Online...

on July 23, 2018 by

If we aren’t teaching our kids about the spiritual aspects of money, the world is happy to do our job for us

Chocolate Milk Vs Sports Drinks

on July 20, 2018 by

Chocolate Milk May be Better Than Sports Drinks for Exercise Recovery

Parent Controls Don’t Work?

on July 20, 2018 by

The Internet filtering tools are ineffective and in most cases, were an insignificant factor in whether young people had seen explicit sexual content.

Gap Year: Going Deeper

on July 19, 2018 by

Agape Year is a gap year for recent high school graduates who are eager to see God’s justice roll down like waters…

Dealing With Your Angry Teen

on July 12, 2018 by

Here’s some tips how to deal with angry teens

Experts Warn Of Teens’ Secret Digital...

on July 11, 2018 by

He (Dad) was floored when his two teens told him about some of the sneaky things their peers are doing, even in…

Teens And Anxiety

on July 11, 2018 by

By Walt Mueller

How Teens Choose To Communicate via...

on July 4, 2018 by

Detailed analysis of Instagram, Snapchat, Texting, Calling, FaceTime.

What Middle Schoolers Are Watching On...

on July 4, 2018 by

Between 80-95% of Generation Z uses YouTube more than any other social media platform

How To Manage Your Child’s Electronic...

on July 4, 2018 by

Eight helpful suggestions on how to manage your child’s electronic usage this summer–without becoming an online cop

 

Focus On Just One Sport Risks Burnout...

on July 3, 2018 by

Taking one or two days a week and three or four months a year off from a primary sport.

The importance Of Knowing Who Your Kid...

on June 28, 2018 by

Carlos Whittaker, to talk about the key role your high schooler’s community plays in his or her life

Passing The Faith To Your Kids

on June 28, 2018 by

You don’t have to have a perfect life to pass down a faith-filled life to your kids

School District To Coach, ‘If You Talk...

on June 27, 2018 by

The irony is that in America it’s okay for coaches to take a knee to protest America, but it’s illegal for public…

Parenting And The Cultural Pressure To...

on June 25, 2018 by

Well, how in the world did a Christian mom send her 15-year-old son through the streets of Rome past public orgies in…

6 Ways To Avoid Delayed Adulthood

on June 25, 2018 by

So how can the next generation move toward maturity? Here are six basic steps to help the next generation

The CDC, Teen Risks, And Who Is...

on June 23, 2018 by

Fewer high school students are drinking, having sex and using drugs… but still “leaves room for concern.”

The Silent Tragedy Affecting Today’s...

on June 20, 2018 by

How to raise mentally healthy children in today’s environment

For Teens, More Screen Time Tied To Less...

on June 17, 2018 by

Greater amounts of daily screen time are associated with more insomnia symptoms and shorter sleep duration among adolescents.

Flashback: Teens On Edge

on June 12, 2018 by

The Causes of Growing Anxiety in Today’s Kids

Values: Setting Better Examples For Gen...

on June 12, 2018 by

Ten Ways “Grown-up” Christians Can Set a Better Example for Gen Z on Social Media

Cyberbullying

on June 12, 2018 by

The risks and helping your child recover

“Soulcraft”: Rethinking The College...

on June 12, 2018 by

The skills of getting into college undermine the confidence to thrive once there

Study: Depression Striking More Young...

on June 12, 2018 by

There’s been a sharp spike in cases of major depression among teens and millennials

What Parents Need To Know About Kids Who...

on June 7, 2018 by

15% of young people self-harm. 34% begin between the ages of 17 and 20, can start as young as 12 or even…

Why Sex Matters

on June 2, 2018 by

It is always amazing to me that God created physical intimacy in such a way to provide a deep connection with your…

Thriving Values Resources For Parents On...

on May 31, 2018 by

Helping You Understand the Times and Know How to Respond

Hebrew Words Every Kid Should Know

on May 31, 2018 by

Teach your kids Bible stories in the context of your family’s situations. Nothing makes the Bible more clear than real life applications

Leveraging Milestones

on May 30, 2018 by

Making Spiritual Conversations Normal At Home

7 Habits That Can Lead To Adultery

on May 29, 2018 by

Like so many couples, they have found themselves in a place they never expected to be and now they’re starting the process…

Teens Exposed To More Junk Food Ads Eat...

on May 29, 2018 by

The largest study of its kind found teens who were exposed to more junk food advertising consumed more unhealthy foods every week.

“13 Reasons Why” With Walt Mueller

on May 29, 2018 by

My initial reaction to Season 2 as I was just a few episodes in was this: “They should have put this thing…

Are Smartphones Causing More Teen...

on May 25, 2018 by

Increases in depression and suicide appeared among teens in 2012 – the same time smartphone ownership became the norm

Why Teens Are Exhausted And Burnt Out

on May 24, 2018 by

“And we wonder why our young adults are currently being diagnosed with depression and anxiety at staggering and unheard-of rates.”

Parents, It’s Not Your Job To Change...

on May 24, 2018 by

In this new video, Paul Tripp—pastor, author, gives a word to parents seeking to shepherd the hearts of their children

Judge: 30-Year-Old Son Must Move Out

on May 23, 2018 by

There are jobs available even for those with a poor work history like you. Get one – you have to work!

Be Prepared For 13 Reasons Why…...

on May 21, 2018 by

You need to be informed about this series (whether their own teens watch it or not) because the kids will be talking…

Making sure media doesn’t ruin her...

on May 20, 2018 by

Raising a confident, self-assured daughter who is comfortable with her body is not an easy thing to do these days

More U.S. Parents Smoking Pot Around...

on May 19, 2018 by

Progress made in limiting kids’ exposure to secondhand smoke could be undermined by the increasing popularity of smoking marijuana among parent

Book: Spiritual Grit

on May 17, 2018 by

A Journey Into Endurance. Character. Confidence. Hope

Book: Screenwise

on May 17, 2018 by

The core message of the book is that kids need mentoring, not (just) monitoring, and that kids deserve more empathy from adults…

Why Teenagers Should Understand Their...

on May 15, 2018 by

And Why Their Teachers Should Too!

How To Get Your Kids Off Their Screens

on May 15, 2018 by

Excessive screen time has been linked to obesity, disturbed sleep, behavioral issues, poor social skills, and less play time (which in itself…

Why Kids And Teens May Face More Anxiety...

on May 14, 2018 by

With (social media), it’s all about the self-image — who’s ‘liking’ them, who’s watching them, who clicked on their picture

Teens, Parents Aren’t On Same Page...

on May 13, 2018 by

When it comes to having “the talk,” many teens admit they’re not communicating with their parents or their doctors about sex, new…

Benefits Of Nurturing Parenting

on May 13, 2018 by

Nurturing parents pass along strategies that help their children build and maintain positive relationships in adulthood.

Why Teeangers Struggle To Develop...

on May 6, 2018 by

5 Reasons Teeangers Struggle to Develop Good Spiritual Habits by Andy Blanks

Adolescent Suicide

on May 4, 2018 by

Deaths from suicide amongst teenagers has grown over 84% in the last decade

Rejecting ‘Mommy’ And ‘...

on May 1, 2018 by

LGBT parents assume new names

Campus Ministry Link: HS Students To...

on April 27, 2018 by

Connect your high school students to a campus ministry

7 Essential Preteen Principles

on April 25, 2018 by

Socially they are expected to practice teenage behaviors. What do parents and youth workers need to do

I Almost Lost My Sons To ‘Fortnite...

on April 20, 2018 by

How addictive it appears to be. Over spring break I noticed that my sons were waking up before 6 am. to get…

Smartphone Use Tied To Anxiety,...

on April 18, 2018 by

Overuse of smart phones is just like any other type of substance abuse.

#Bracott Lizzy Martineez

on April 17, 2018 by

Lizzy Martinez, 17, was reprimanded by school officials at Braden River High School for not wearing a bra

Energizing Your Family’s Spiritual...

on April 16, 2018 by

Energizing Your Family’s Spiritual Life: You Set the Pace Mark Holmen, a family ministry expert, tells a story about his days as…

Sex Traffickers Are Using Social Media...

on April 16, 2018 by

Making it easier than ever for pimps to target, groom and sell your children, top law-enforcement officials say

Youtube Is Improperly Collecting...

on April 11, 2018 by

A coalition of more than 20 consumer advocacy groups contends that YouTube is collecting and profiting from the personal information of young…

10 Apps Teens Are Using That Parents...

on April 10, 2018 by

Burn Book — Post anonymous rumors about people through audio messages, tests, and photos

Flashback: 9 Ways Your Kid Will Be Able...

on April 10, 2018 by

By default, every device that connects kids to the internet also connects kids to porn

Flashback: How To Protect Your Kids From...

on April 10, 2018 by

Everyone knows that porn is ubiquitous online, a danger to be aware of and avoid vigilantly

Flashback: Porn And 10 Year Olds

on April 10, 2018 by

One In 10 Visitors To Graphic Porn Sites Are Under 10 Years Old

Church Planting as Youth Ministry. Pt1

on April 9, 2018 by

An ongoing column which draws together insights from two crucial spheres of ministry: youth ministry and church planting

Kids, Smartphone Addiction…...

on April 8, 2018 by

According to a January 2018 poll of parents, 47% think their children are addicted to their smartphone device

Parental Control Mobile apps Might Sound...

on April 8, 2018 by

“The takeaway here is that parents should not treat parental control apps as a magic bullet to keep their teens safe online,”

Flashback: Facebook ‘No Place&...

on April 6, 2018 by

More than 100 child health experts are urging Facebook to withdraw an app aimed at under-13s

Protecting Your Daughter Through...

on April 5, 2018 by

Here are 3 ways a protective father can see his daughter through

He Is Risen…Mom Tased Teen Out Of...

on April 3, 2018 by

Teen needed to wake up for church on Easter. His mother tased him

Parental Conflict Can Cause Emotional...

on March 31, 2018 by

Children who regularly witness parental conflict may be sustaining lasting harm to their emotional processing abilities.

Pressures For Perfection Pt1. Suicide

on March 30, 2018 by

What is known is that smart, successful, gifted teens are committing suicide in increasing numbers

Pressures For Perfection Pt 2. Suicide

on March 30, 2018 by

This 16-year-old’s suicide letters are a cry for help and a national call for change

Pressures For Perfection Pt 3

on March 30, 2018 by

Internet a ‘Lord of the Flies’: Teen suicide rise started after Instagram, Snapchat began

Utah Passes America’s First ‘...

on March 27, 2018 by

We are refusing to let them learn the lessons of self-reliance and problem-solving that they will need to be successful as adults.

Parenting Middle Schoolers

on March 26, 2018 by

More Than Just Surviving This Transitional Phase

Digital Life By The Minute…Values

on March 26, 2018 by

An In-Depth Look at Constant Connectivity…and What It’s Costing

One Key Trait All Great Parents Have In...

on March 26, 2018 by

Patience is Christian parents’ greatest need. Here are six areas of parenting where I’ve learned (and am learning) to exercise patience.

Kindergarten Kids Start Caring About...

on March 25, 2018 by

Long before kids are old enough to start collecting “likes” on social media, they do appear to care what others think about…

Book: Wired Child: Reclaiming Childhood...

on March 23, 2018 by

A practical guide to building your child’s bond with family and fostering school success amid the allure of digital screens

The Tech Industry’s War On Kids

on March 23, 2018 by

How psychology is being used as a weapon against children