Tag Archive for Parenting

Who is that Stranger in My House?

on February 23, 2020 by

I’m the first to admit it wasn’t easy for me when my girls became teenagers. “The change” was not gradual for our…

The ‘Perfect Female’ Body...

on February 22, 2020 by

“Make this the decade you choose to forget what the media says and choose to love your own self as you are,”

Book: Generation Z Unfiltered

on February 21, 2020 by

Facing Nine Hidden Challenges of the Most Anxious Population

Gen Z Trends What You Need To Know For...

on February 18, 2020 by

TikTok. Marijuana use. Anxiety. Flexitarian diets. Text message therapy. Mean for our ministries going forward?

10 Questions Churches Should Ask Gen Z

on February 18, 2020 by

Today’s emerging adults have grown up in a different world from prior generations. Consider these four realities

The Mindset List Of Class 2023

on February 18, 2020 by

What has always and never been true for the class of 2023

13-Year-Olds Smart Phones And...

on February 17, 2020 by

And by the way, it’s not a matter of if, but a matter of when

Handout: Ways To Reduce Teen Anxiety

on February 17, 2020 by

Require our kids to shut down, shut off, and sleep in their beds without phones overnight

Unleashing Your Child’s Creativity

on February 16, 2020 by

Which of these five things could you prioritize this week to help unleash your child’s creativity?

Talking To Kids About Tech Is Dreadful...

on February 16, 2020 by

Survey of 1,000 parents revealed that 56% would rather talk to their children about sex and puberty than technology features, trends, and…

Passing Faith To Your Children

on February 16, 2020 by

Do you know what the most often quoted scripture of all time is? Many Christians might answer John 3:16 or maybe Psalm…

Study: Teens At Risk Of Being ‘...

on February 15, 2020 by

Teens…kind of trying to gain power and status in more materialistic ways

Parents What Do You Not Understand About...

on February 15, 2020 by

If You Have Questions About Teens, They’re Answering Them for You on Reddit

 

 

Phoneless 11-Year-Old Lost In Manhattan...

on February 5, 2020 by

I’m sticking to my principles on not getting smartphones for my tweens — even though my child got lost in NYC

Why MIDDLE SCHOOL MINISTRY Should Be Top...

on February 4, 2020 by

Here is why I believe middle school ministry is now the most important ministry at your church

We Need To Talk About Anxiety

on February 4, 2020 by

“Living with anxiety is like being followed by a voice that knows all your insecurities and uses them against you.

Preventing Teens From Driving Drunk

on February 1, 2020 by

Older teens who know that their parents disapprove of drinking are less likely to drive impaired as young adults

4 (Good) Ways Your Difficult Kid Is...

on January 31, 2020 by

God uses all kinds of things in our lives to change us, including hard kids

Does God Punish Sons For The Sins Of...

on January 31, 2020 by

So how should we understand God’s words in Exodus?

The Lost Art Of Catechesis

on January 31, 2020 by

Unlike modern renderings of catechisms, this addresses areas of concern for the church today as she navigates life in the modern world

Warren Rips Christian Schools With ...

on January 30, 2020 by

The case involves three low-income mothers who filed a lawsuit against Montana after it shut down a tax credit scholarship program because parents…

End Anti-Religious Prejudice In This...

on January 30, 2020 by

Anti-Catholic prejudice, which spread like gangrene… discrimination against religious families, students, and schools.

Flashback: Religious School Case At The...

on January 30, 2020 by

Should families be able to use school choice tax credits on religious schools?

Daddy-Daughter Dates

on January 27, 2020 by

3 Ways Daddy-Daughter Dates Will Enhance Your Relationship

What Daughters Desperately Need From...

on January 27, 2020 by

Our daughters are under a lot of pressure today. They are bombarded with beauty standards that can make them feel inferior

7 Father-Daughter Bonding Activities

on January 27, 2020 by

Since that night… Every time she points it out, “Look Daddy! That’s where we danced!”

Disney Has ‘Demon’ Who Trains...

on January 25, 2020 by

Let no one be found among you who consigns his son or daughter to the fire, or who is an augur, a…

Stress A Teenagers Perspective

on January 25, 2020 by

Learn About Teen Stress From an Actual Teenager

Crime: Sending unsolicited nudes In...

on January 23, 2020 by

California’s new bill would ban the sending of naked photos and lawbreakers may be fined up to $500

Six Facts About Screens and Teen Mental...

on January 23, 2020 by

That a Recent New York Times’ Article Ignores

The Most Dangerous Temptation That Faces...

on January 23, 2020 by

We know from experience how real and serious these temptations are going to be for any child that grows up in our…

App Lets Strangers Find Your, Info With...

on January 22, 2020 by

works by comparing a photo to a database of  3 billion pictures off Facebook, Venmo, YouTube and other sites

U.S. Student Loan Debt Remains at $1.7...

on January 21, 2020 by

Average Student Owed $29,000

Apologetic Q’s Parents & Pastors...

on January 20, 2020 by

One of the most difficult (if not the most difficult) part of raising disciples of Jesus is

Sugar Causes ‘Major Changes’ to...

on January 19, 2020 by

sugar actually influences our brains’ reward centers in essentially the same way as addictive drugs.

Before Your Son Becomes A Man

on January 19, 2020 by

I want to be intentional in how we spend that time and as a loving dad, I want to use that time…

3 Ways To Sabotage The Family Bond

on January 18, 2020 by

A healthy family bond is essential to the well-being and flourishing of our children from birth through adulthood

Lonely Kids And The Church

on January 18, 2020 by

young people’s connection to a church seems to have no impact on how lonely they feel. “Attendance alone is not a protective…

4 Ways to help teens struggling with...

on January 17, 2020 by

It’s the second leading cause of death among young people, but what you do as a parent can help!

Parenting Book: Shepherding A Child&...

on January 16, 2020 by

It give fresh biblical approaches to child rearing

Parenting Book: Age Of Opportunity

on January 16, 2020 by

A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens

Book: Spiritual Parenting

on January 16, 2020 by

An Awakening for Today’s Families

15 Sure Signs Your Teen Is A VSCO Girl

on January 15, 2020 by

The trend started out on TikTok as more of a joke, but then the inevitable came

Woman Disguised As Teen Boy To Abuse...

on January 15, 2020 by

Girls thought they were in a relationship with a teen boy. It was a woman grooming them for sex.

Kids, Let’s Talk About Sex

on January 14, 2020 by

Sex is one the most important topics of conversation parents get to have with their children. But it can sure feel intimidating

Dear Parent Of A High School Senior

on January 14, 2020 by

My son and I will stand at the edge of something unknown, but because of God, we will be full of hope

Preventing Teen Girls From Sex...

on January 14, 2020 by

Preventing Teen Girls From Sex Trafficking His Sister Was Sex-Trafficked for 6 Years. Here’s How He’s Devoted His Life to Fighting It.

TOBYMAC’S NEW SONG ABOUT PASSING...

on January 13, 2020 by

You said you’d turn, you would turn it around,Thought that you had time to straighten it out, Told me that you were…

Family: The Power Of The 2-Parent Home...

on January 13, 2020 by

Black children under 18 living in poverty decreases from 45% for mother-only households and 36% for father-only households to just 12% for…

Helicopter Parenting Negatively Impacts...

on January 3, 2020 by

helicopter parenting continues well into young adulthood and can have devastating impacts on college students.

America Becoming Pagan As Christianity...

on January 2, 2020 by

Those who don’t have a religious affiliation are the largest demographic in the U.S. with 23.1% of the population, overtaking the Catholics…

Six Ways For Parents To Begin The New...

on January 2, 2020 by

I want to tell you a story that is informative to parents…

How Social Media Is Transforming Teens&...

on December 31, 2019 by

How can an increasingly sexualized culture co-exist with less sex among the consumers of that culture?

Choking & Kink Seen As An ‘...

on December 31, 2019 by

…but they’re not without dangers

Parent And Teen Discussion Sex And...

on December 31, 2019 by

So, what should parents do about it?

Book: How Advertising Changes The Way We...

on December 29, 2019 by

We can never be satisfied, because the products we love cannot love us back

Book: Girls Fighting The Addictive Power...

on December 29, 2019 by

Revealing what advertisers know about human nature and how they exploit it to make a profit

Challenges Of Taking Communion For An...

on December 29, 2019 by

Such as those with autism, anxiety, or sensory processing disorder, any one of those “bits” can pose an insurmountable obstacle

How To Set Parental Controls On Netflix

on December 27, 2019 by

You can also restrict all content so nothing will play without you entering a PIN. To do this, click the bubble above…

Marijuana Vaping Keeps Rising Among...

on December 26, 2019 by

…but was surprised at the magnitude of increase.… This translates to millions of adolescents,”

TeenPsychosis, Addiction Marijuana A...

on December 26, 2019 by

Begin using cannabis before age 18 are 4 to 7 times more likely than adults to develop marijuana use disorder

Guidelines Before You Give Your Child A...

on December 24, 2019 by

newsflash… this is not just about smartphones. A tablet requires you to make every single one of those same decisions above

Helping Anxious Kids Experience Emmanuel

on December 24, 2019 by

When speaking about anxiety, it’s important to differentiate between regular anxious feelings and anxiety disorder

Christmas Without A Total Meltdown

on December 24, 2019 by

Here’s are some holiday tips that can make your holiday more peaceful all around

The Decline Of Religion In American...

on December 23, 2019 by

Young adults (age 18 to 29) are far more likely to have been raised without religion than are seniors (age 65 or…

The Top Parenting Articles YOU Liked...

on December 23, 2019 by

As you look back at 2019, here’s the top parenting articles you won’t want to have missed from TheSource4Parents.com

Study: Media Use By Tweens And Teens

on December 19, 2019 by

by Common Sense Media

Teen Girl 16 Staged Her Own Bronx...

on December 19, 2019 by

So that she could be with her 23-year-old reputed Crips gangbanger once arrested for murder

The Teen’s Guide to Social Media &...

on December 18, 2019 by

The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices 21 Tips to Wise Posting in an Insecure World

Lonely Teens During the Holidays

on December 17, 2019 by

Helping teens deal with feeling left out or alone during the holiday

Helping Families Survive The Christmas...

on December 16, 2019 by

If we feed into the craziness of the secular Christmas model of life, it will crowd out peace and joy

Helping Families Survive The Christmas...

on December 16, 2019 by

The Care and Feeding of our Souls

Everybody knows that this is a busy time of the year. Shopping, decorating, concerts, parties, etc….

Ring Camera Hacker Harasses 8-Year-Old...

on December 12, 2019 by

she heard a voice. “I’m Santa Claus, don’t you want to be my best friend,”

Viral Video: Dad Punches Son’s...

on December 12, 2019 by

Off-camera, his father can be heard apologizing

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