Tag Archive for Parenting

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

The Impact Of Smartphones On Teens

on March 20, 2018 by

The impact of cell phones is dependent upon many variables, including the vulnerability of the teen

 

Daughters More Influenced By Generous...

on March 18, 2018 by

Daughters are more likely to carry on a family tradition of philanthropic giving than sons, a recent Indiana

How To Teach Your Kids To Appreciate God...

on March 16, 2018 by

Be persistent, pray, and then let God be God — who does the work to change lives! Here are some ideas to…

Parent’s Guide To Social Media Use For...

on March 15, 2018 by

Children’s health experts warned that excessive use of digital devices and social media “is harmful to children and teens.”

“I’d Rather Be Blind Than...

on March 15, 2018 by

I’m the Girl Who Clawed Her Own Eyes Out. This Is My Story.

Porn Is Not The Worst Thing On Musical...

on March 14, 2018 by

Everyone has it, she whines, even the kid whose mom is an FBI agent/social worker/pediatrician/nun.

Teen Slang….Infographic

on March 12, 2018 by

It might help give context to a conversation that you hear about a student getting “Lit” on the weekend,

Book: Hearts Of The Fathers

on March 9, 2018 by

Leaving a Legacy That Lasts! There is a fatherhood crisis in America. At the core of nearly all social ills facing America…

10 Things Your Kids Won’t Learn In...

on March 8, 2018 by

There are things we need to prepare kids for before they go to give them the framework they need to thrive

What Parents Need To Know About Juuling....

on March 5, 2018 by

It’s a popular e-cigarette system that looks a lot like a USB flash drive

Dealing With A Runaway Teenager

on March 5, 2018 by

They’re usually running from a situation they believe can’t be solved by staying at home

5 Apps That Should Terrify Every Parent

on March 3, 2018 by

If you see these on your teen’s phone, it’s time for a talk.

Sexting increasing among teenagers, new...

on March 3, 2018 by

Almost 27 percent of teens are receiving sexts and almost 15 percent are sending them

Start Talking To Your Tweens About The...

on March 1, 2018 by

Teenagers are viewing far more pornography than their parents realize. And the porn they’re watching is much more “hardcore”

UK: Responsible Drinking By Earlier...

on March 1, 2018 by

When parents supply the drinks, teens are more than twice as likely to binge-drink or show symptoms of alcohol use disorder as…

Gunning Your Kids Down

on February 27, 2018 by

Six of the Billboard Top 10 artists right now talk about using guns to solve their problems…

A Fathers Legacy

on February 27, 2018 by

The way we parent today we’re not on the fact our children but our children’s children

Dads 5 Reasons To Think About Your...

on February 27, 2018 by

Thinking about our legacy encourages us to work out a long-term plan

5 Ways To Be Remembered As A Good Father

on February 27, 2018 by

My friend mike had just passed away  leaving behind a lovely wife and two beautiful girls. At his funeral  I thought …

When Is My Child Mature Enough To Leave...

on February 24, 2018 by

Prepare them to recognize they need help — from God and from those he places around them

Divine Words For Desperate Parents

on February 24, 2018 by

I am trusting you, O LORD, saying, “You are my God!” My future is in your hands. (Ps. 31:14–15)

What’s Wrong With Dressing Immodestly...

on February 23, 2018 by

John Piper: “The guy you’re attracting by showing more skin is not the guy you want to marry.”

The Good Book: For Kids And Adults

on February 23, 2018 by

Explore 40 key Bible chapters that laid the foundation for understanding the entirety of scripture

How To Help Your Children Read The Bible

on February 23, 2018 by

As a parent of five children, as well as a pastor, I’ll share eight that I’ve found helpful

Young Bible Readers More Likely To Be...

on February 23, 2018 by

The biggest factor predicting their spiritual health as young adults is whether they read the Bible regularly as kids

Where To Get Practical Parenting Help

on February 22, 2018 by

Look at the last five articles I’ve written

Bullying: I Regret Not Saying Anything

on February 22, 2018 by

“Someone could have approached a faculty member, a guidance counselor, a teacher and said,

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