Tag Archive for Parenting

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

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