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Parenting Today's Teens (Heartlight Ministries)

  • Marriage Turmoil Affects Your Teen
    Marriage is sometimes hard. Anyone who says differently either hasn’t been married, or is selling you something. It doesn’t take long before the shiny dreams of wedded bliss start to fade away, and the reality of married life begins to settle in:…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 5:27am -
  • Pot and Your Teen
                Teens live in a confusing world when it comes to marijuana. Pot is more readily available than ever. Many celebrities and athletes, people that your child may look up to, have come to publicly support marijuana use. Plus, medic…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 5:51am -
  • Pushing Back Against a Teen Culture of Entitlement
    I recently saw a clever commercial that appeals directly to the members of a “me-first” generation.  It was an ad for a huge, 3D, LED TV with wireless capabilities, crystal-clear picture, and crisp sound.  I think it even had a built-in cap…
    - 19 days ago, 3 Apr 18, 5:00am -
  • Creating Healthy Relationships at Home
    We were created for relationships. That’s why we’re often the healthiest and happiest when we’re enjoying strong connections with others. On the flip side, we often struggle the most when our relationships are damaged or broken. That’s why I…
    - 26 days ago, 27 Mar 18, 5:15am -
  • Countering Your Teen’s Peer Pressure
    Ever hear of a lemming? You know, the Animalia, Chordata, Mammalia, Redentia, Cricetidae, Arvicolinae, Lemmini scientific classification kind?   They don’t live in Texas, that’s for sure. But are found in the Artic. They, and our teens, have a…
    - 33 days ago, 20 Mar 18, 5:18am -
  • 8 Qualities of a Good Parent
    I never met a mom or dad whose goal was to be a bad parent. From the moment we hold that little bundle of joy in our arms, we dedicate our lives to guiding, protecting and loving our kid to the best of our ability. Unfortunately, when the hospital ha…
    - 40 days ago, 13 Mar 18, 5:30am -
  • A Clear Path to Teen Maturity
    Parents of teenagers need to get out of the way and allow their kids to bend in the winds of life a little more. Through that gentle buffeting they’ll gain strength and wisdom to stand upright and flourish as adults. It’s natural for parents to b…
    - 47 days ago, 6 Mar 18, 6:00am -
  • Releasing Your Teen into the World
    Very few comments made by high school seniors and college students can scare parents more than when they announce they have plans to go on a medical mission trip and travel to Guatemala, spend a few weeks in Rwanda with orphan kids, or go to Indonesi…
    - 54 days ago, 27 Feb 18, 6:00am -
  • Hope for the “Me” Generation
    The “Baby Boom” generation was so anxious to have good relationships with their children that they tended to set aside their primary role as parents.  Their desire to be their child’s best friend nurtured the advent of a self-centered, dema…
    - 61 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 6:00am -
  • Guardian Grandparents
    I know how special grandchildren are. I have three young granddaughters and one grandson, and my heart jumps a beat every time I get to see them. The relationship between a grandparent and grandchild is very special. I’ve always said that grandkids…
    - 68 days ago, 13 Feb 18, 6:00am -

Parenting My Teen

  • Welcome to Parenting My Teen
    Welcome to Parenting My Teen. This is a blog dedicated to mothers, fathers, and guardians who are dealing with this special period of development in their children’s lives. We’ve been through it and we know how exciting, wonderful, and extraordin…
    - 28 Nov 17, 3:46am -