Tag Archive for Parenting

Get Inside Your Adolescent’s Brain To...

on October 20, 2017 by

To effectively counsel teens about dangers associated with substance use, think in developmental terms

The Social Life Of The App Addicted Teen...

on October 19, 2017 by

Infographic on teens being addicted to social media. Practical and insightful. The Social Life of the App Addicted…

Video: Real Communication With Your...

on October 19, 2017 by

‘Real Communication with Your Teenager.’ Click here for link to video

Resolving Conflict With Your Teenager

on October 10, 2017 by

Three Powerful Questions to Unlock the Heart of Your Teen

Flashback: Helping Parents Train Up...

on October 9, 2017 by

7 great ideas you can use to help parents train their children spiritually

Life Norms And The Effects On Faith For...

on October 9, 2017 by

They want to make the most of their opportunities and see a purpose for existing beyond themselves.

Subtle Ways Today’s Culture Has...

on October 9, 2017 by

Culture pushes us to focus more on our appearance than our reality

STDs At An All Time High… Again

on October 8, 2017 by

Last Tuesday the CDC announced “the highest number of these sexually transmitted diseases ever reported”

How Americans Pray

on October 6, 2017 by

Praying for “a sense of peace” those with children under the age of 18 pray this the most

Should Sex Ed Teach Abstinence?

on October 6, 2017 by

Most Americans Say..

How Teens Spend Their After-School Hours

on October 6, 2017 by

The most common after-school activity for any child is still doing homework 65%

How To Talk To Your Kids About Tragedy

on October 5, 2017 by

by Carey Nieuwhof

Helping Young People Process Las Vegas

on October 3, 2017 by

We know this is not easy, so we’ve put together a few next-step resources you can utilize

Las Vegas: The Reality Of Fear And What...

on October 3, 2017 by

What do I do when the monster under the bed becomes a real-life monster wielding an arsenal of guns, or is threatening…

Teens Moods, But Not Depression, Found...

on September 30, 2017 by

Friends’ moods can affect an individual suggests that both good and bad moods can be ‘picked up’ from friends, but depression can’t.

Apps Stirring Up Trouble In Schools

on September 29, 2017 by

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

52 Family Dinner Discussions

on September 27, 2017 by

by ParentMinistry

Start Talking To Your Children About...

on September 27, 2017 by

“Will I Rob My Child’s Innocence If I Start Talking about the Dangers of Porn?”

Why You Should Keep Taking Your Kids To...

on September 26, 2017 by

….Even When It Feels Pointless

A Drunk Driver Killed Their Daughters...

on September 25, 2017 by

It shows the difference Jesus brings in the most tragic, unimaginable circumstances

Millennials Want To Live Within Walking...

on September 25, 2017 by

Living within walking distance of their parents or in-law’s is “extremely or very important” to them

How To Raise Successful Kids Without...

on September 25, 2017 by

Video:” I think some parents are…creating a failure to launch kids toward responsible adulthood.

Teens Postponing Traditional Milestones ...

on September 24, 2017 by

U.S. teenagers are maturing more slowly than past generations, postponing behaviors such as drinking, having sex, going on dates, holding part-time jobs,…

Book: iGen

on September 23, 2017 by

Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up..Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood–and What That Means for the Rest of Us

Smartphones: The New Teen Mental Health...

on September 22, 2017 by

The generation that’s grown up with cellphones are less social and more prone to depression. Psychiatrist Jean Twenge

New Anonymity App Popular Among Teens

on September 22, 2017 by

5 things to know about ‘tbh,’ a new anonymity app among teens

Teen Sexting Codes

on September 22, 2017 by

More than 33 percent of teenagers have engaged in sexting and 20 percent have sent nude photos.

God In The Gap Year

on September 21, 2017 by

Why do students take a gap year? How do parents know if a gap year is a good decision for their child?

Youths Face Risks When Getting Tattoos...

on September 20, 2017 by

“A lot of times when we launch our kids off to college, they come home for Thanksgiving with a tattoo,”

College Transition Connection

on September 19, 2017 by

Campus Ministry Link is a way to connect students with campus ministries, on any college campus across the nation

How To Talk To Your Kids About Body...

on September 18, 2017 by

Having a Biblical body image is something many of us desire to grow into. I know I do! It’s one in…

Is Abstinence-Only Education Really...

on September 17, 2017 by

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen people bashing abstinence programs. Back in 2004 a report prepared for House Democrats shredded abstinence…

Stalking Your Daughter

on September 17, 2017 by

Yesterday I told my friend Brian, “I hope you don’t mind, I stalked your daughter last week on her Instagram

Is Getting Wasted Really A Big Deal?

on September 17, 2017 by

“Mom, smoking weed really isn’t a big deal.”

Have Smartphones Destroyed A Generation...

on September 15, 2017 by

More comfortable online than out partying…But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis

Earlier Drinking By Teens Linked To...

on September 13, 2017 by

Teens who start drinking at younger ages are more likely to have their first sexual encounter earlier than others, according to a…

5 Reasons I Recommend The Youth Culture...

on September 8, 2017 by

After many years in youth ministry there is now a news resource that I can recommend and encourage you to use…

Discussion: Mom Shames Daughter For Racy...

on September 6, 2017 by

Discussion Starters for Student Small Groups

Dear College Freshman: 5 Ways To Stay...

on September 5, 2017 by

Perhaps you already know today’s typical college scene isn’t hospitable toward serious followers of Christ. In reality, it’s quite inhospitable, a spiritual…

Flashback: Canadian Study Of Young...

on September 5, 2017 by

Hemorrhaging Faith: Why and When Canadian Young Adults are Leaving, Staying and Returning to Church

Empathy To Manners Eroding Because Of...

on September 1, 2017 by

5 Skills — from Empathy to Manners — That Tech Might Be Eroding (and What to Do About It)

Principal Offers $100 To Students To...

on August 30, 2017 by

Tech Talk Tuesday #82

The Ever-Increasing Impact Of Social...

on August 30, 2017 by

Is It Changing Kids From the Inside Out?

Back To School Conversations

on August 30, 2017 by

Jonathan McKee

Help Dads Fight Pornography

on August 30, 2017 by

68% of men in church view pornography on a regular basis

Kids Under 10 Make Up 10% Of Porn Site...

on August 28, 2017 by

Most experts claim that 11 is the average age for exposure to pornography, but that number is obsolete

What Do Moms Of Tweens Worry About Most?

on August 28, 2017 by

These days, it seems that our generation of mothers face more challenges than every generation before us

Close High School Friendships Important&...

on August 27, 2017 by

The quality of your friendships…influence mental health through young adulthood

Many Parents of Teens Against Later...

on August 27, 2017 by

Although physicians and sleep experts agree that teens should have later wake times, a new study finds that about half of parents…

Beloit College Mindset List Class Of...

on August 26, 2017 by

Beloit College Releases the Mindset List for This Year’s Entering Class of First-Year College Students

Why Teen Girls Are at Such a High Risk...

on August 26, 2017 by

A number of factors make girls as young as 11 more likely than boys to experience depression

Back To School: How To Avoid...

on August 26, 2017 by

As back-to-school season approaches, here are some other things parents should keep in mind

HOW BOYS LEARN DIFFERENTLY THAN GIRLS

on August 25, 2017 by

Girls are wired to learn through being social and relationships, boys are hardwired for activity and movement

What’s Hot?

on August 20, 2017 by

A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

Non-Grandparents Ministering To The...

on August 19, 2017 by

94-Year-Old Installed a Neighborhood Pool After His Wife Died to Fill His Yard with Laughter

5 Things….Before You Send Your Kid...

on August 18, 2017 by

A college administrator offers counsel on coming of age and higher e

Mom Critically Injured While Saving Kids...

on August 16, 2017 by

“It was terrifying,’’ “You heard the tree fall and didn’t know what happened, and then you hear a baby scream.’’

Flashback: At Age 6, Girls Already Feel...

on August 15, 2017 by

Let’s Affirm Girls

4 Essential Aspects Of Addressing...

on August 14, 2017 by

We shouldn’t shy away from teaching what the Bible says about sexuality, but proclaim it with grace and love.

Are You In Charge Of Your Kids Or Are...

on August 11, 2017 by

Are You in Charge of Your Kids or Are They in Charge of You?

Flashback: Five Reasons My Daughter Did...

on August 11, 2017 by

Let me tell you five decisions my daughter made that gave her such a great college experience

Values: The Impact Of A Gap Year

on August 10, 2017 by

Many people choose to abandon their faith when unable to defend it against secular humanism and other misguided worldviews

Values: Why Kids Are Walking Away From...

on August 10, 2017 by

Last weekend I met some people who are tackling this reality head on… and I think they’re onto something

God’s Big Picture: Tracing The...

on August 9, 2017 by

Scripture is “one story,”..understand the exact nature of that storyline. God’s Kingdom: God’s People living in God’s Place under God’s Rule, and…

Book: The Teen’s Guide To Social...

on August 4, 2017 by

21 Tips to Wise Posting in an Insecure World

Is Social Media Causing Depression In...

on August 3, 2017 by

The Darkside of social media

Book: Help Your Family Become Tech-Wise

on August 2, 2017 by

gives a vision for a life of beauty, relationships, and creativity not enslaved to technology

Book: The Next Story..Faith, Family And...

on August 2, 2017 by

“instant message” culture, many of us feel disconnected, and we question if all this technology is really good for our souls.

Book: 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You

on August 2, 2017 by

Do You Control Your Phone — Or Does Your Phone Control You?

Dangerous Ties

on August 1, 2017 by

Are Today’s Troubles Linked to Tomorrow’s Tragedies?

Middle School Madness

on July 29, 2017 by

After surviving seventh grade, you might be thinking, The end…it’s almost over. But don’t

How Living Counter-Culturally Can Lead...

on July 26, 2017 by

There are four ways we can inadvertently allow that to happen

25 Year Outcomes In Adolescents Who Self...

on July 24, 2017 by

A new study has found that teenagers who self-harm are more likely to experience substance abuse and psychosocial problems as adults

How To Monitor Your Kids Smartphone

on July 23, 2017 by

6 Ways to talk to your kid about smart phone monitoring

Keeping The Spark In Your Marriage Alive

on July 23, 2017 by

Over time, every couple’s relationship can become predictable. Romance, sex, and even conversation can become routine or nonexistent

Chronic Depression In Young Teens Tied...

on July 21, 2017 by

Research carried out by scientists investigating depression in early teenage years and the use of marijuana later in life has found a…

Values: Counter Cultural Parenting…...

on July 20, 2017 by

“When Parent Must Contradict Culture”

Book: A Practical Guide To Culture…...

on July 20, 2017 by

Helping The Next Generation Navigate Today’s World

Book: From Good To Grace

on July 20, 2017 by

Letting Go of the Goodness Gospel. The “goodness gospel” looks like a life driven by exteriors: a perfectly decorated room, well-mannered children,…

Teenage Consumer Spending Statistics

on July 19, 2017 by

Statistic Brain Research Institute

Your Teenager Can Outrun You

on July 18, 2017 by

You can’t control them, but you can be honest with them about your fears and your hopes

Alarming Spike In Middle School Suicide...

on July 16, 2017 by

The suicide rate doubled between 2007 and 2014, surpassing the death rate from car crashes

Teen Electrocuted By Cell Phone

on July 12, 2017 by

…awareness of not using your cell phone in the bathroom as it is plugged in and charging

Values: Preparing Your Kids Faith For...

on July 10, 2017 by

Five Ways to Send Your Kids to College with Confidence in the Bible

Values: Are Your Students Rooted?

on July 10, 2017 by

So many students who have grown up in our ministries will hit college, desert the faith of their youth

What Augustine’s ‘Confessions’...

on July 9, 2017 by

Be aware that children sometimes sin out of the sheer pleasure of being wicked

Girls Suffer From Digital Dating Abuse

on July 2, 2017 by

Girls reported that they were more upset by these behaviors and reported more negative emotional responses

When Teens Regret What They Post

on June 27, 2017 by

Jonathan McKee

10 Big, Biblical Reasons Teens Should...

on June 20, 2017 by

Clearly a Biblically comprehensive case against smoking weed

Dad Convinces Thousands of Teens To Quit...

on June 20, 2017 by

Kids as young as 7 are emailing him about their struggles with pornography! Yikes!

How To Use Your Head To Guard Your Heart

on June 19, 2017 by

A 3(D) Guide To Making Wise Media Choices – 10 Pack

“Tri-Parenting”

on June 19, 2017 by

Modern family: More courts allowing 3 parents of 1 child

How To Pass Your Faith To Your Kids

on June 18, 2017 by

God specifically places the responsibility for nurturing a child’s spiritual development on parents — not the church!

Struggling Moms Of Teens Can Benefit...

on June 16, 2017 by

Mothers who do not feel in control of their lives and who struggle with their teenage children can benefit from having a…

Helpful….. New Free Resources By...

on June 14, 2017 by

We have posted some really helpful free resources in the last month or two. I wanted to highlight a few in case…

Teens And Adult Beverages

on June 13, 2017 by

The Good News and Bad News in Today’s Alcohol Trends

New Teen Drivers Face Triple The Risk Of...

on June 11, 2017 by

Newly minted teen drivers in the United States have almost triple the risk of being involved in a deadly crash than adults,…

Witnessing Parental Psychological Abuse...

on June 11, 2017 by

Childhood exposure to parental psychological abuse appears to be more damaging to children’s future mental health than witnessing physical violence between parents

Teen Pregnancy Rates Drop As Government...

on June 10, 2017 by

Study: budget cuts to sex education classes may have contributed to lower rates of teenage pregnancy in England

5 Things All First Graders Have In...

on June 9, 2017 by

Life with a first grader is talkative, energetic and fun one. Remember, it’s just a phase. . . so don’t miss it.