Tag Archive for Parenting

Turning college interview prep into a...

on December 10, 2019 by

College interview prep can be an ongoing excuse to have your best conversations with a high school senior.

Flashback: When Kids Won’t Bow To Your...

on December 9, 2019 by

How can you identify your idols? Here are four ways

Confronting The Epidemic Of Stress And...

on December 9, 2019 by

31 percent of adolescent girls and young women struggle with symptoms of anxiety, experiencing edginess, fatigue

Doing Life With Your Adult Children

on December 8, 2019 by

You know that parenting doesn’t stop when a child reaches the age of eighteen. In many ways, it gets more complicated

Attitudes And Thoughts In Marriage

on December 7, 2019 by

So much of a marriage relationship comes down to our thoughts and attitudes…

Study: Children Read More In The...

on December 6, 2019 by

Simply sitting down with a book in the presence of a pup can help motivate children to read more

TobyMac Shares Powerful Words After His...

on December 2, 2019 by

‘God has the power to do what he promised’

Way To Respond To Teenage Girls’...

on November 30, 2019 by

7 vital strategies parents and leaders can use to respond teenage girls’ stress and anxiety

Busting Myths About Teen Girl Anxiety

on November 30, 2019 by

Whether or not they personally experience anxiety and depression, 7 in 10 teenagers view both as major problems among their peers

How Well Do You Know Young People’s...

on November 29, 2019 by

Jonathan McKee

CDC: HUGE Increase In Teen/tween Suicide...

on November 29, 2019 by

Are you engaging your kids in these conversation?

Flashback: Where Kids Actually Adopt...

on November 29, 2019 by

Our kids glean more from our conversations than they do from our rules

What Phones Do To Teen Brains

on November 21, 2019 by

And What Teens Wanted To Know About That

She Tried To Quit Her Phone. She Got...

on November 20, 2019 by

“It was hard for me to admit that maybe life without a phone was a better life for me.”

Unstructured Play Is Vital For Kids

on November 18, 2019 by

It is critically important for the development of children’s bodies and brains in so many ways

Parents, Don’t Fear The Teenage Years

on November 15, 2019 by

Don’t the fear the teenage years. And don’t take them for granted either. They, like life itself, are a vapor…

Tampons May Cause Toxic Shock Syndrome...

on November 15, 2019 by

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that women should change tampons every 4 to 8 hours

ERs See Doubling Of Teen Sexual Abuse...

on November 11, 2019 by

Sexually abused youths are turning more often to U.S. emergency departments for help, with the number of ER department admissions more than…

Culture: Overreaction Or Interaction?

on November 9, 2019 by
Overreaction or Interaction? Flashback Post…

By Jonathan McKee

“I don’t know why you spend any time looking at pop culture. All you need…

Religious Children Are More Generous

on November 9, 2019 by

We examined how religious upbringing shaped children from adolescence into young adulthood

Conservatives Have Happier Families,...

on November 9, 2019 by

Find more meaning in life, happier overall, donate far more money, time to the needy than liberal do.

Book: A Biblical Theology Of Youth...

on November 8, 2019 by

Excellent book … those of us who think theologically about youth ministry, and the role of youth pastor, have been waiting for.

My Child Is Depressed

on November 5, 2019 by

Now What?

Lawmakers To Ban Child Gender Transition...

on November 5, 2019 by

Children should be protected from “medical experimentation based on wishful social theory.”

Teens Close To Mom Not Likely To Have...

on November 4, 2019 by

A mother’s warmth and acceptance toward her teenagers may help prevent those children from being in an abusive relationship later in life,…

Best Business Practices You Need In...

on November 2, 2019 by

We learned to integrate several of the best business practices into our family

Childhood Trauma

on October 22, 2019 by

Researchers learned that Adverse Childhood Experiences can have negative lasting effects on health and well-being

Parents Look At Their Kids 20 Minutes...

on October 22, 2019 by

My daughter does it to me and will get visibly upset if she sees me looking at my phone when I’m not…

Is Tik Tok Desensitizing Kids?

on October 21, 2019 by

“It’s shocking how these kids expose themselves to be liked or disliked,”

Help! My Teen Is Questioning The Faith

on October 19, 2019 by

Here are a few ways we can build homes that allow our children to wrestle with questions of faith

Close Family Ties In Childhood Can Stave...

on October 17, 2019 by

Those who experienced positive adolescent family relationships had significantly lower levels of depressive symptoms from early adolescence to mid-life than did those…

Beware The Idol Of Parenting Success

on October 17, 2019 by

When we worship parenting success, our children become our trophies

Teens Think Parents Share Too Much About...

on October 17, 2019 by

42% of teens think their parents share too much about them online

 

‘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