Tag Archive for Parenting

Pot Or Alcohol Is Worse For You

on February 19, 2018 by

It’s a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be a clear answer

Fifty Shades Freed. . .

on February 13, 2018 by

Walt Mueller….a plea to Christian parents and youth workers

Apologetic Book: The Truth Is…

on February 11, 2018 by

The Truth Is: Sharing The Truth of Jesus with Confidence, Conviction, and Compassion

The Sex Talk….When?

on February 7, 2018 by

Do you really want to trust Google and the Internet as your teen’s key provider of sex education?

The A,B,C’s Of Reaching Generation...

on February 5, 2018 by

The latest Barna report is out and, ouch, Generation Z is the first truly post Christian generation in American history

Helping Kids Keep The Faith

on February 2, 2018 by

Four Research Insights Every Parent Needs to Know

Book: Families And Faith

on February 1, 2018 by

Families and Faith: How Religion is Passed Down across Generations

Book: The Blessing..Biblical Tool To...

on February 1, 2018 by

Biblical tool that can help YOU (Parents) communicate unconditional love into the lives of your kids

Who Is Cardi B

on January 31, 2018 by

The Life, Music, Philosophy, and Faith of Today’s Top Female Rapper

Biblical Sexuality Among Families

on January 28, 2018 by

Sex Education Curriculum for Families and Parent Conversation Guide

Parenting With Grace

on January 28, 2018 by

Four Plumblines to Parent with Grace

Building Spiritual Practices In Our Kids

on January 28, 2018 by

Parents, Take Note of the Spiritual Practices Common to Kids Who Flourish As Adults

What Matters Most For Our Family...

on January 26, 2018 by

Of all the factors that influence our kids, family relationship quality impacts a host of outcomes related to their thriving

Why Adolescence Is Twice As Long As It...

on January 23, 2018 by

Adolescence is three times as long as it was in the 19th Century and it’s twice as long as it was in…

A Theology Of Masturbation

on January 22, 2018 by

Here’s what David writes about the struggle with masturbation. . .

Will Ferrell Joins #DeviceFreeDinner

on January 20, 2018 by

Will Ferrell Is a Phone-Obsessed Dad in Funny Device-Free Dinner Campaign

Stop Overindulging Your Children

on January 19, 2018 by

“Dealing with Adult Children.” One of the biggest problems with today’s young…

Early Puberty In Girls May Take Mental...

on January 19, 2018 by

Girls who enter puberty early — possibly as young as 7 — have a greater risk for developing depression and antisocial behaviors…

CVS Is Embracing Body Positivity...

on January 18, 2018 by

80 percent of women feel worse about themselves after looking at beauty ads, and 42 percent of girls in grades one through…

Ending The Homework Hassle

on January 18, 2018 by

by Jim Burns

Constant Distraction

on January 15, 2018 by

How Smartphones Are Stealing Kids’ Focus from Everyone Around Them

School Success Requires Self-Control And...

on January 14, 2018 by

Being a successful student may require just as much self-control as intelligence, according to new research

The Sneaky Science Behind Your Kid’s...

on January 13, 2018 by

The first step toward resisting the pull of digital products is recognizing the tricks they use to keep you hooked

LGBTIQ Sex Education Policies Trumped...

on January 13, 2018 by

“When same-sex marriage passes as law overseas, these types of programs become widespread and compulsory.”

Kids Don’t Need A Cellphone; They...

on January 12, 2018 by

70% of parents want their children to spend less time watching electronic media

Protect Our Kids From The Pitfalls Of...

on January 11, 2018 by

Jonathan McKee will help us guide our sons and daughters toward mature, God-honoring choices in the digital world

Apps Stirring Up Trouble In Schools

on January 11, 2018 by

From teen hookups to live streaming, this year’s hottest social media can lead kids to risky behavior

Why Is Parenting So Incredibly Hard?

on January 9, 2018 by

If I have learned anything over the 20 + years of my marriage  5 kids and 16 fostered kids it is these…

Is Your Teenager Addicted To A...

on January 9, 2018 by

Be concerned, and do something about it

20 Questions Middle School Parents Are...

on January 8, 2018 by

How can your team or small group encourage parents and equip them to lead well

Fraternity Life

on January 4, 2018 by

Your Sons Need Your Help Getting Ready for Fraternity Life

What Age Should I Give My Kid A Smart...

on January 3, 2018 by

To take a look at some suggested borders and boundaries, check out our Free Family Digital Covenant of Conduct

Teenagers, Stop Asking For Nude Photo

on January 3, 2018 by

That our focus has been so preponderantly on the sending, not requesting, of sexts underscores the exact problem we need to address

“How Do We Get Teenagers To Read...

on December 30, 2017 by

I’m convinced there isn’t a sure-fire, “try-this-five-step-method” that works. But I do think there are some important things to consider. Here are…

Addicted To Technology

on December 29, 2017 by

The Sneaky Science Behind Your Kid’s Tech Obsessions

Ed Sheeran Reflects On His 2 Year...

on December 29, 2017 by

“I go on it and there’s nothing but people saying mean things. One comment ruins your day.”

Teens Talk: What Works To Stop...

on December 29, 2017 by

In our most recent survey of approximately 5,700 middle and high school students from around the United States

Smartphones Aren’t A Smart Choice...

on December 28, 2017 by

● 55% children’s middle schools now allow cell phone use, 80% parents do not want kids to use phones during school

Developing Faith Skills In Your Teenager

on December 28, 2017 by

Seven tips

Flashback: Reacting To A Rebellious Teen

on December 27, 2017 by

Ever since my 17-year-old daughter was about 11, she has been very willful and disobedient. She stays out past her curfew

Book: Your Family God’s Way

on December 27, 2017 by

Helpful he offers communication advice into two crucial areas of family life: communication and conflict resolution

The Biggest Hits Of 2017

on December 26, 2017 by

Vengeance, Drugs, Self, and Sex… Without Regard

Friendo app?

on December 24, 2017 by

What parents need to know about it

Tips To Set Up Your Kid’s iPhone

on December 24, 2017 by

Learn how to set a passcode, block apps, share media, and more

Internet Safety

on December 23, 2017 by

A way to protect computers from accessing inappropriate content on the internet

Faith Formation In A Secular Age

on December 22, 2017 by

Responding to the Church’s Obsession with Youthfulness (Ministry in a Secular Age

Christmas Time:“Circuit Jammers To...

on December 20, 2017 by

5 communication “circuit jammers” to avoid as you spend time with your children and teens this Christmas season

Divorce Is Making American Families 66%...

on December 20, 2017 by

Almost a third of U.S. households headed by adults under age 55 have at least one stepparent

Sweet Revenge: Insights On Raising Your...

on December 18, 2017 by

Bill Hybels and his daughter shared some things her parents did to help her have what we might call “sticky faith”

How Do I Know He’s “The One”?

on December 15, 2017 by

3 Questions to Consider

Book: Growing Up Social

on December 14, 2017 by

Being a parent is hard. So, too, is navigating technology and screen time with young children.

Teenage Depression

on December 12, 2017 by

Five Warning Signs of Teenage Depression

Helping Adolescents Work Through Anxiety

on December 10, 2017 by

Lately I’ve noticed a growing alarm about anxiety in our culture. It seems to be wreaking havoc in our live

Teen Writes Book About How To Invest...

on December 9, 2017 by

Book: “Early Bird: The Power of Investing Young,”

Government Taking Away The Basic Rights...

on December 9, 2017 by

Parents succeeded in halting a rule that would have allowed K-12 to self-identify as a gender or race w/out consent of parents

Teachable Doctrines Of The Faith

on December 7, 2017 by

52  gospel centered questions and answers. Also devotional book and curriculum book for developing Christian beliefs in a child’s heart and mind.

Does Your Kid Have A Phone? Cell Phone...

on December 7, 2017 by

What you need to do before and after you give your kid a phone

18% Of Teens Read Their Bibles…...

on December 6, 2017 by

Approximately 2,800 students participated in the surveys

 

Cultural Influence: Falls Creek Surveys

on December 6, 2017 by

In the summer of 2017, just under 2,800 students participated in the surveys

Planning For Exceptions In Parenting

on December 5, 2017 by

Just because our lives are filled with the unexpected doesn’t mean we have to be surprised

Biggest Spiritual Influencers On Your...

on December 4, 2017 by

Aristotle: “When we hear music, our very soul is altered.”

UK: 1 In 10 Babies Are Born To Parents...

on December 3, 2017 by

Parents living at two addresses has more than doubled in the past 30 years, from 4.2 % to 10.3 %

Help Kids Take A Stand Against...

on December 1, 2017 by

Just because a song exists or is topping the charts doesn’t mean young people have to be subjected to it

When A Teen Hangs With The Wrong Crowd

on November 30, 2017 by

So, basically, having no friends sucks and having bad friends can screw things up, but having good friends rocks

When Is The Right Time To Give A Kid ...

on November 30, 2017 by

Movement calls on parents not to give their children smartphones until 8th grade

Raising A Future Adult…Not A Kid

on November 28, 2017 by

Don’t  be sad as each phase passes…celebrate where they’ve been, and cast vision for where they’re going

Iceland Knows How To Stop Teen Substance...

on November 25, 2017 by

State funding for organised sport and other clubs has increased in Iceland to give kids new ways to feel like part of…

View The Bibles That Came Over On The...

on November 23, 2017 by

The Museum of Bible 8-story, $500 million museum features artifacts, exhibits and a Christian-themed musical

Tough Time For Social Media…Values

on November 21, 2017 by

Bad Breaks, Bad Publicity, and Bad Management Stack Up

Rise In Teen Suicide, Social Media...

on November 20, 2017 by

An increase in teen suicide rates occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may…

I Put My Teens On A Digital Detox

on November 20, 2017 by

The results shocked me

Neighborhood Quality May Impact Child...

on November 18, 2017 by

A new study finds that the quality of a child’s neighborhood may have significant and long-term effects on his or her behavior…

3 Phrases To Diffuse Potential Arguments...

on November 18, 2017 by

“Don’t argue and don’t fight with your kids.” It’s difficult to mentor and lead if your fighting and arguing all the time

When iPhones Become Babysitters

on November 16, 2017 by

What Do They Need Most?

Book: Understanding Your Teen….By...

on November 16, 2017 by

Shaping Their Character, Facing Their Realities

Parent Guides: Your New Best Friend

on November 16, 2017 by

Talking about issues…with teens can be scary and complicated. But it doesn’t have to be

The Adolescent Anxiety Epidemic

on November 15, 2017 by

What You Can Do

Why Kids Need Exegetical Bible Teaching...

on November 14, 2017 by

“If anyone asks you how your ministry is doing, always reply with this: ‘I’ll tell you in ten years how my ministry…

What Parents Can Do To Stop Sexual...

on November 12, 2017 by

Misogyny and harassment happen everywhere — including in our schools and among our children

The worrisome effects of teenage...

on November 10, 2017 by

Psychologists are worried about the effects of the smartphone on our kids

10 Reasons Teenagers Are More Anxious...

on November 9, 2017 by

We’ve created an environment that fosters anxiety rather than resilience.

Ditching Smartphones

on November 8, 2017 by

‘Dumbphones’ With Basic Functions Appealing To Some

Teens And Technology

on November 8, 2017 by

Podcast interview with  Jonathan McKee

Discerning Culture

on November 7, 2017 by

Four Questions That Can Help You Talk to Students About Pop Culture

6 Signs Your Child Is Being Bullied

on November 7, 2017 by

What Parents Can Do

Book: Reclaiming Conversation

on November 4, 2017 by

The power of talk in a digital age

app Helps Parents Figure Out If Their...

on November 4, 2017 by

If it spots something fishy, whether your kid created it or received it, it sends you a real-time alert. Cannot view the picture

Manage Your Family’s Screen Time…...

on November 4, 2017 by

Put down your phone and get back to your life

Do Smart Phones Make Us Smarter? ...

on November 3, 2017 by

You will consult your phone about 80 times a day, or almost 2,400 times a month, about 30,000 times a year

When “Connected” Means ...

on November 3, 2017 by

“The new 2018 Ford F-150 with SYNC Connect and available Wi-Fi means you and the family can stay connected.”

3 Ingredients Catalyzing The Spike In...

on November 2, 2017 by

And How a Caring Adult Can Actually Help

Performance-Based Culture Is Killing Us

on November 2, 2017 by

“performacist” culture is now this: We’re valuable only when we perform well in this economy.

New Healthy Media Habits For Young Kids

on November 1, 2017 by

Now that screen time recommendations are more flexible, it’s time for new rules

3d Guide To Making Wise Media Choices

on October 31, 2017 by

Leaders Guide

Stranger Things…3d Cultural...

on October 31, 2017 by

I cannot emphasize enough just how important and necessary it is to teach kids these skills

3d Media Reviews

on October 31, 2017 by

Walt Mueller

Sex And Drugs

on October 30, 2017 by

U.S. study links marijuana use to more intercourse

American Children ‘Immersed In A...

on October 27, 2017 by

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

The Rise of Anxiety and Depression in...

on October 26, 2017 by

We can’t afford the risks associated with these realities, so it’s best to be proactive in helping teens develop a more positive,…

Why American Teenagers Suffering From...

on October 26, 2017 by

Parents, therapists and schools are struggling to figure out whether helping anxious teenagers means…